I just ran across someone complaining about this. I know, I shouldn't be surprised, but yep, there it was in black and white reasons NOT to participate. Part of their logic claims that the money won't be sustainable for ALS researchers, and therefore if you can't fund them until they find a cure, don't bother.
Let's apply their logic to the homeless dog issue. What if all the rescues operating on a shoestring budget decided to embrace this attitude, and shut their doors because they can't solve the homeless dog problem with their current fundraising? We can't even make a dent in it, let's be realistic. Bake sales, pasta dinners, selling t-shirts and online auctions just aren't going to cut it. It's a huge issue, and I'm guessing the cure for eliminating homeless pets is going to cost just as much, if not more than all that ALS research. So should we all just throw in the proverbial ice bucket and do nothing? What illogical logic!
I'm going to continue to cheer those folks dumping ice water on their heads, may they multiply and prosper! And LLR is going to continue to save one dog at a time, one bake sale, one $25 donation, at a time.