I won't get too deep into this because I am not close to the Peninsula Humane Society operations and the Daily Journal article today has a bit of a he-said-she said feel to it; in my opinion. With substantial operations in B'game-San Mateo including Coyote Point, Rollins Road and Pick of the Litter near B'way, it is of local interest. Here's the allegation first
More allegations that animals are abused at the Peninsula Humane Society, as well as complaints about the high salaries of the nonprofit’s top executives, prompted former workers to come forward Thursday.
The small group of donors, past volunteers and prior employees asked the PHS Board of Directors to make changes by reallocating funds toward its true mission of caring for the animals under its care. They estimated nearly $1.5 million is spent each year on salaries and benefits for just six of the nonprofit’s executives.
and for balance, a bit of the recent accomplishments
The humane society, which has a nearly $13 million annual budget, contracts with San Mateo County for animal control services and operates the county-owned Coyote Point Shelter — which all have agreed is grossly out of date and officials are in the midst of planning a $22 million remodel. The nonprofit was also able to form a stronghold of donors to raise $26 million to build the Tom and Annette Lantos Campus of Compassion on Rollins Road in Burlingame. Adoptions and wildlife rehabilitation are conducted out of the nonprofit-owned facility opened in 2011.
I know some volunteers are Voice readers, so if you have a first-hand perspective this is the place to voice it. Here is the Rollins Rd facility that is now five years old!