SanctuaryMoon is creating a haven for roosters and animal individuals
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patrons

FACEBOOK: /SanctuaryMoon.org
TWITTER: 
@SanctuaryMoonMI
THANK YOU to our loyal patrons! YOU are the reason we are able to sustain our mission to help animals. Your kindness allows our non-human residents to live happy, safe and free by providing funds towards medical care, food, bedding and other supplies.

Sanctuary Moon is a 501(c)(3) microsanctuary for non-human animals who where formally "farmed", abused, neglected, or exploited. We operate on vegan principles and are dedicated to providing a safe haven for displaced individuals that have historically been exploited by the human world.


Why We Created a Microsanctuary?

After Ryan spent years volunteering at a local wildlife rehab and Rachel decided that her newly adopted vegan lifestyle meant a greater responsibility to her fellow non-humans, they decided together to adopt a group of ducks that Ryan assisting in rescuing in 2014. The rest is history!

Our Residents

We currently provide sanctuary to 21 roosters, 7 hens, 4 ducks, 4 turkeys and 2 goat residents who call Sanctuary Moon their permanent home. That makes 34 formerly farmed individuals who have a second chance at a life free from harm. 

Why We Are Vegan

We are committed to rejecting any form of non-human exploitation and advocating that others do the same. We believe that veganism is one of the primary ways we can do the least harm and contribute to a better world for all animals.

Our Property

Sanctuary Moon is situated on a 3.5 acre property nestled in a rural community. We believe all animals deserve to live happy, safe and free! At Sanctuary Moon, we make safety and flock compatibility our top priorities by ensuring appropriate predator proofing and the best suited flock mates for our residents. Some of our residents may even have their own coop and run which is all based on their individual personality and needs!

Who We Are

Rachel Hipp is the co-founder and Board President at Sanctuary Moon and spends her days working as a children's social worker and most of her free time caring for the rescued animals who reside here. Rachel also speaks publicly to encourage other vegans to get involved with animal rescue and care through her work with The Microsanctuary Movement. 

Ryan Hipp is the co-founder and Director of Operations at Sanctuary Moon and works in SEO/marketing for a living with a second career as a children's book author/illustrator. Ryan is an avid animal rescuer and has past experience working with feral cats, wildlife rehabbing and now has become an expert in farm animal rescue and care. 

Jean-René “JR” Renusson serves on the Board of Directors at Sanctuary Moon and works as a Vegan Chef and owner/operator of Bit Baking Co. and Cheeyeah, vegan cheese sauce. JR has been a life long lover of animals and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of vegan cooking with others. He lives in Grand Rapids with his two vegan boys, London and Jude as well as his supportive wife and best friend, Jessie. Together with their dog, Bisou, they are veganizing Grand Rapids, one skeptic at a time.“I've always said, you can feed a man tofu and he can be vegan for a day, but if you teach a man to cook tofu, he'll be vegan for a lifetime."

Erica Wisniewski serves on the Board of Directors at Sanctuary Moon . Erica became vegetarian (and now vegan) and the age of ten because she knew that it was not right to eat animals, wear them, or use them for entertainment purposes. She knows that animals deserve our respect, admiration, and protection. Erica is a well-known community organizer for women's issues and one of the founding organizers of Grand Rapids Veg Fest. Erica is also the President of Plant Based Roots which is a non-profit organization here in West Michigan that's main focus is educating the public on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for health, animal welfare, and environmental conservation. 

Our Future Plans

We plan to continue our focus towards bird rescue and care while keeping an open mind towards any species we may be able to accommodate under our sustainable growth model. We will continue a special focus on roosters who are disproportionately exploited and marginalized by animal agriculture in both industrial and "backyard" farming.

Thank you SO much for your ongoing support of Sanctuary Moon!

Tiers
REBEL - Join the Alliance!
$3 or more per month
THANK YOU for your ongoing support!  With this tier you will get access to our patron-exclusive content. This will include periodic updates of news and events at Sanctuary Moon that non-subscribers will not have access to. You will receive a special monthly profile to get to know our residents on an individual level. This is your way to stay close to Sanctuary Moon!

You will also begin to receive 3 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses! 

Any amount helps us and it all adds up to help our animal residents! All of us together can make a difference for these animals. With this tier, you can be a part of Sanctuary Moon in an obtainable way every month!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!
 

EWOK - You are now part of the tribe!
$5 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $5 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.   


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON LOGO STICKER/DECAL. Rock this Sanctuary Moon logo on your car, laptop, window, or wherever you want to show off that you love helping animals! This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $5 or more.

You will also begin to receive 5 ENDOR CREDITS per month.  Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!  


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  


 

WOOKIEE - Your life-debt is loyal and kind!
$10 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $10 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.   


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON LOGO MAGNET. Decorate your refrigerator and show everyone you love helping animals! This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $10 or more.

You will also begin to receive 10 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!  


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  

PADAWAN - Learn the ways of the Force!
$25 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $25 or more, unlock this very limited alternative reward option. You will take on an animal individual under your wing as a PADAWAN by sponsorship of a Sanctuary Moon resident of YOUR choice. 


As an exclusive sponsor, we will provide you a monthly video update of your "apprentice", and you can take an active role in their individualized care.


You will also be added to our Jedi Knight donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by art studio, Envision Positive.


You will also begin to receive 25 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!   

 

JEDI KNIGHT - Your training is complete!
$30 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $30 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.    


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON T-SHIRT (colors and sizes available). This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $30 or more.  You will also be added to our Jedi Knight donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by art studio, Envision Positive.

You will also begin to receive 30 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!

Bonus: Send us a picture of you wearing your shirt in-real-life and get an extra 5 ENDOR CREDITS!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!   

JEDI MASTER - Your Padawan is ready!
$50 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $50 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked. 


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporters - these patrons will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour and our annual picnic. This tier will also get two (2) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive. 


You will begin to receive 50 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses! 


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  

JEDI MASTER OF THE HIGH COUNCIL - Your leadership is unsurpassed!
$100 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $100 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.      


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporters - these patrons will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour and our annual picnic. This tier will also get four (4) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive.   


You will begin to receive 100 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!      


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!

GRAND MASTER OF THE JEDI ORDER - Our ultimate supporter!
$250 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $250.00 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.      


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporter - this special patron will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour for up to eight (8) friends and to our annual picnic. This tier will also get eight (8) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive.   


You will begin to receive 100 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!      


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!

Goals
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Rooster Jungle Gym!
When we hit 50 Patrons, we will begin construction on a state-of-the-art, Rooster Jungle Gym for our main bachelor flock! The boys will not be disappointed once this goal is reached and we will provide construction updates and exclusive videos to our Patrons. 
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FACEBOOK: /SanctuaryMoon.org
TWITTER: 
@SanctuaryMoonMI
THANK YOU to our loyal patrons! YOU are the reason we are able to sustain our mission to help animals. Your kindness allows our non-human residents to live happy, safe and free by providing funds towards medical care, food, bedding and other supplies.

Sanctuary Moon is a 501(c)(3) microsanctuary for non-human animals who where formally "farmed", abused, neglected, or exploited. We operate on vegan principles and are dedicated to providing a safe haven for displaced individuals that have historically been exploited by the human world.


Why We Created a Microsanctuary?

After Ryan spent years volunteering at a local wildlife rehab and Rachel decided that her newly adopted vegan lifestyle meant a greater responsibility to her fellow non-humans, they decided together to adopt a group of ducks that Ryan assisting in rescuing in 2014. The rest is history!

Our Residents

We currently provide sanctuary to 21 roosters, 7 hens, 4 ducks, 4 turkeys and 2 goat residents who call Sanctuary Moon their permanent home. That makes 34 formerly farmed individuals who have a second chance at a life free from harm. 

Why We Are Vegan

We are committed to rejecting any form of non-human exploitation and advocating that others do the same. We believe that veganism is one of the primary ways we can do the least harm and contribute to a better world for all animals.

Our Property

Sanctuary Moon is situated on a 3.5 acre property nestled in a rural community. We believe all animals deserve to live happy, safe and free! At Sanctuary Moon, we make safety and flock compatibility our top priorities by ensuring appropriate predator proofing and the best suited flock mates for our residents. Some of our residents may even have their own coop and run which is all based on their individual personality and needs!

Who We Are

Rachel Hipp is the co-founder and Board President at Sanctuary Moon and spends her days working as a children's social worker and most of her free time caring for the rescued animals who reside here. Rachel also speaks publicly to encourage other vegans to get involved with animal rescue and care through her work with The Microsanctuary Movement. 

Ryan Hipp is the co-founder and Director of Operations at Sanctuary Moon and works in SEO/marketing for a living with a second career as a children's book author/illustrator. Ryan is an avid animal rescuer and has past experience working with feral cats, wildlife rehabbing and now has become an expert in farm animal rescue and care. 

Jean-René “JR” Renusson serves on the Board of Directors at Sanctuary Moon and works as a Vegan Chef and owner/operator of Bit Baking Co. and Cheeyeah, vegan cheese sauce. JR has been a life long lover of animals and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of vegan cooking with others. He lives in Grand Rapids with his two vegan boys, London and Jude as well as his supportive wife and best friend, Jessie. Together with their dog, Bisou, they are veganizing Grand Rapids, one skeptic at a time.“I've always said, you can feed a man tofu and he can be vegan for a day, but if you teach a man to cook tofu, he'll be vegan for a lifetime."

Erica Wisniewski serves on the Board of Directors at Sanctuary Moon . Erica became vegetarian (and now vegan) and the age of ten because she knew that it was not right to eat animals, wear them, or use them for entertainment purposes. She knows that animals deserve our respect, admiration, and protection. Erica is a well-known community organizer for women's issues and one of the founding organizers of Grand Rapids Veg Fest. Erica is also the President of Plant Based Roots which is a non-profit organization here in West Michigan that's main focus is educating the public on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for health, animal welfare, and environmental conservation. 

Our Future Plans

We plan to continue our focus towards bird rescue and care while keeping an open mind towards any species we may be able to accommodate under our sustainable growth model. We will continue a special focus on roosters who are disproportionately exploited and marginalized by animal agriculture in both industrial and "backyard" farming.

Thank you SO much for your ongoing support of Sanctuary Moon!

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Tiers
REBEL - Join the Alliance!
$3 or more per month
THANK YOU for your ongoing support!  With this tier you will get access to our patron-exclusive content. This will include periodic updates of news and events at Sanctuary Moon that non-subscribers will not have access to. You will receive a special monthly profile to get to know our residents on an individual level. This is your way to stay close to Sanctuary Moon!

You will also begin to receive 3 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses! 

Any amount helps us and it all adds up to help our animal residents! All of us together can make a difference for these animals. With this tier, you can be a part of Sanctuary Moon in an obtainable way every month!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!
 

EWOK - You are now part of the tribe!
$5 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $5 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.   


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON LOGO STICKER/DECAL. Rock this Sanctuary Moon logo on your car, laptop, window, or wherever you want to show off that you love helping animals! This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $5 or more.

You will also begin to receive 5 ENDOR CREDITS per month.  Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!  


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  


 

WOOKIEE - Your life-debt is loyal and kind!
$10 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $10 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.   


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON LOGO MAGNET. Decorate your refrigerator and show everyone you love helping animals! This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $10 or more.

You will also begin to receive 10 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!  


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  

PADAWAN - Learn the ways of the Force!
$25 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $25 or more, unlock this very limited alternative reward option. You will take on an animal individual under your wing as a PADAWAN by sponsorship of a Sanctuary Moon resident of YOUR choice. 


As an exclusive sponsor, we will provide you a monthly video update of your "apprentice", and you can take an active role in their individualized care.


You will also be added to our Jedi Knight donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by art studio, Envision Positive.


You will also begin to receive 25 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!   

 

JEDI KNIGHT - Your training is complete!
$30 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $30 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.    


You will receive a SANCTUARY MOON T-SHIRT (colors and sizes available). This item is a one-time reward with your first ongoing pledge of $30 or more.  You will also be added to our Jedi Knight donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by art studio, Envision Positive.

You will also begin to receive 30 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!

Bonus: Send us a picture of you wearing your shirt in-real-life and get an extra 5 ENDOR CREDITS!


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!   

JEDI MASTER - Your Padawan is ready!
$50 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $50 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked. 


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporters - these patrons will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour and our annual picnic. This tier will also get two (2) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive. 


You will begin to receive 50 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses! 


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  

JEDI MASTER OF THE HIGH COUNCIL - Your leadership is unsurpassed!
$100 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $100 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.      


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporters - these patrons will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour and our annual picnic. This tier will also get four (4) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive.   


You will begin to receive 100 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!      


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!

GRAND MASTER OF THE JEDI ORDER - Our ultimate supporter!
$250 or more per month
With a monthly pledge of $250.00 or more, all lower pledge level benefits will also be unlocked.      


THANK YOU! This tier is limited to our highest-honored supporter - this special patron will be invited ticket-free to a personal tour for up to eight (8) friends and to our annual picnic. This tier will also get eight (8) tickets to our exclusive annual dinner party catered event {details pending} in Grand Rapids, MI.  You will also be added to our Jedi Master donor wall at Sanctuary Moon with your name engraved in metal by artist, Envision Positive.   


You will begin to receive 100 ENDOR CREDITS per month. Save up CREDITS to spend on Sanctuary Moon merchandise, raffle and event tickets, special requests, and bonuses!      


Protip:  Any amount donated to Sanctuary Moon is tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization!