The NSAL is located in one of the more expensive places to live on the North Shore of Long Island. The facility is beautiful. Obviously - it takes a lot of money to keep the place open. I adopted two dogs from there. The hospital they've built is an awesome animal hospital - most people would be happy to be treated there.
To be able to justify the need for $$$ donations NSAL is a clearing house for dogs and cats from other parts of the country. They actually bring in animals from other states so they continue to have a supply.
None of this is bad. They do good work. But lets be clear, the NSAL is the "Beverly Hills" of dog and cat rescue.
Like many non-for-profit - they have to spend all they get - on salaries, building costs, etc. So - don't think they're poor. They are very rich.
HS and BOS should help out some other shelter - one that smells like crap when you walk in the door -which is every other animal shelter I've ever been in.
HS and BOS could really help out some poor shelter that is doing good work, but in need of funds.
Instead, they dedicate their time earning more money for a place that has more money than Detroit.