@dr2b. Those commercials you see on TV are usually for HSUS, and NEVER donate to them. They don't support humane societies, and use to money for campaigning and such. If you ever desire donate to a humane society, or ASPCA or some kind, DO NOT DONATE TO HSUS (Humane Society of United the States), because your money will NOT be helping animals who need it. I found this out, and it really shocked me, because they make it seem like the money you're giving will help places with animals.
Just an FYI, in case some people didn't know that =/ It's really sad that they mislead people like that.
Anyways, I really, really hate animal abuse, but I've heard that online petitions rarely ever work, and are usually disregarded. But if you think THAT's bad, a man at my mom's work (A little disgusting ahead, children don't read this D:) cut off his neighbor's kitten's head when it wandered into his apartment, and stuck it in his freezers. It was disgusting, and NOTHING happened to him. Nothing at all. As far as I know, he still works with my mom. =/ It's so wrong what people can get away with these days.