The Hope Society recognizes individuals who have generously made a one-time gift of $1,000 to $4,999 to support Mercy For Animals' work to protect abused and forgotten animals.
As a member of The Hope Society, you can take pride in your investment in a kinder future for all animals. You will also receive these exclusive benefits:
- Special member certificate and card
- Our year-in-review publication highlighting your impact for animals worldwide
- Monthly behind-the-scenes updates from MFA staff
- Access to MFA’s LA-based giving manager
- Free subscription to our quarterly Compassionate Living magazine
Give a generous gift of $5,000 or more to join Friends of Mercy.
Hope, a rescued egg-laying hen, is The Hope Society’s namesake. MFA’s founder, Nathan Runkle (Milo), discovered Hope atop dozens of dead hens in a rusted trash bin at an egg factory farm in Ohio. Barely breathing and in dire need of veterinary care, Hope was given a second chance at life when Milo rescued her from the facility. She received treatment for her injuries and lived the rest of her life at a local farmed animal sanctuary.
Before her rescue, Hope's life was limited to the harsh, barren wire of her tiny cage. In such confinement, she was unable to even spread her wings or walk. MFA is dedicated to ending the vicious abuse that billions of farmed animals like Hope endure every year. Generous members of The Hope Society make our work possible.
MFA is named one of the "15 Top High-Impact Nonprofits" in the category of "animal welfare, rights, and protection" by Philanthropedia.
“Mercy For Animals has an immensely talented and dedicated crew of employees and attracts legions of volunteers. They are also fiscally responsible and make a great impact choosing campaigns that are not only effective, but cost-efficient.”
Mercy For Animals has been consistently named Best In America by the Independent Charities of America, a seal awarded to less than 1 percent of charities nationwide each year.
“The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to [charities] … that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.”
MFA was voted Favorite Non-Profit Organization in VegNews magazine’s 2016 Veggie Awards. More than 1.7 million people voted. This marks the third year in a row MFA has been honored.
“Mercy For Animals has done nothing but explode, fast-tracking a vision of animal protection’s promising future to the present.”
Mercy For Animals is recognized as a Gold Level Participant of the GuideStar Exchange for its deep commitment to transparency and accountability.
The Gold Level is GuideStar’s highest level and has been attained by less than 1 percent of U.S. nonprofits.