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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Companion Animal: The animal lover's guide to beneficial donating



BEWARE: Donations to some major "animal rights" organization might just be used for the very opposite of what you want.

You've seen those heart-rending commercials by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Every time you turn on the television, it seems, you are met by shivering puppies with sad eyes while a pleading voice assures you that America's pets are regularly tortured and killed. Guilt nudges you to send money to the pleading, choked-up voice. After all, for only $19 a month... these little pets will be saved... Right?

These long commercials-they often run 120 to 130 seconds-are carefully crafted to make the American public think that they represent "animal welfare" rather than "animal rights" groups; that your donatio...

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