It’s great to see the Eagles offering financial help to humane societies and other pet-shelter organizations. [“Eagles hand out animal welfare grants,” ADH Sports, Oct. 13). But the team is making a huge mistake in giving $50,000 to the deceptive Humane Society of the United States.

Although much of the public (and the media) considers HSUS to be an actual “humane society,” the animal rights group’s name hides the fact that it doesn’t run a single hands-on pet shelter anywhere. And HSUS gives less than 4 percent of its budget to real humane societies that do all the heavy lifting.

If the Eagles really want to score a touchdown for dogs, the team should cut the flashy HSUS from its charity roster and stick to partnering with the real workhorses of the animal protection world.