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:
Give a generous gift of $5,000 or more to join Friends of Mercy.
1. Subscription to CL
2. Exclusive monthly email updates
3. Annual donation summary
Hope, a rescued egg-laying hen, is The Hope Society’s namesake. Mercy For Animals’ founder, Milo Runkle, 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. Mercy For Animals is dedicated to ending the heartbreaking abuse that billions of farmed animals like Hope endure every year. Generous members of The Hope Society make our work possible.
“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.”
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