Have you heard that Samsung was so impressed with Ellen DeGeneres‘ selfie from the Oscars and the record breaking 3 million retweets it received, that they decided to donate 3 million dollars to the charity of Ellen’s choice? I love the generosity that Samsung is showing here, I really think it’s great and makes me love my Galaxy S4 even more! The problem with their corporate generosity is that Ellen decided that instead of giving their 3 million dollar gift as a whole to St. Jude’s, that she wanted to split it 50/50 with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). I love St, Jude’s but I do not love HSUS! It’s a little known fact that HSUS has almost nothing to do with local humane societies and rescue groups that actually help animals. In fact last year, despite have millions and millions of dollars at their disposal, HSUS only helped about 100,000 animals find their forever homes. In fact I wrote about this just two weeks ago, you can read more by clicking HERE. As an animal lover myself I admire that Ellen wants to help animals, however, I want to encourage her to rethink her decision to donate 1.5 million dollars to HSUS and instead designate that money to local shelters and rescue groups. Will you help me encourage Ellen to help the animals and not help HSUS? If you would like to encourage Ellen and Samsung to to donate to local shelters, where the money will directly help animals in need, please help spread the word on social media. To make is easy for you I have included links where you can share this via facebook and twitter. Please share this on all of your social media platforms and encourage Ellen to really help out her furry friends! And don’t forget to tag her and Samsung in your posts!
— Carrie Mess (@DairyCarrie) March 6, 2014