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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 Mercy For Animals staff
  • Subscription to our semiannual Compassionate Living magazine

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

About Hope

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.

  • Philanthropedia acknowledges MFA as one of the 5 most high-impact animal protection organizations in the U.S
    Mercy For Animals 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.”

  • Independent Charities of America
    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.”

  • Mercy For Animals is recognized as a Gold Level Participant of the GuideStar Exchange for its deep commitment to transparency and accountability
    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.


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