About us

Mission Statement


Four Footed Friends (FFF), which was founded in 1982, is a local, no-profit organization which helps homeless animals in a variety of ways.

  • We provide a wide range of assistance including veterinary care, rehabilitation and socialization.
  • Our ultimate goal is to selectively place our animals with families and individuals.
  • We do not believe a cat or dog should be euthanized simply because it does not have a home.
  • Animals remain in our shelter until the right home is found.
  • We believe it is essential to control the pet population through spaying and neutering.
  • We will continue to rely primarily on the volunteerism.



Four Footed Friends Services Provided


The services that Four Footed Friends, Inc. provides to the community include the following:

  • Sheltering and finding homes for animals (primarily Dogs and Cats)
  • Promoting spaying and neutering of pets to control the animal population
  • Funding and participating in multiple low income spay-neuter programs
  • Educating the public on animal care and welfare
  • Visiting local schools and participating in various community events
  • Providing emergency veterinary assistance (through local veterinarians)
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Rescuing animals in distress
  • Co-sponsoring a Humane Officer for Indiana County


“Every animal has the right to live without abuse, and die without inflicted pain.”

Board of Directors
President Dr. Stephen Osborne Professor of Management, Director, IUP Small Business Institute, Corporate Relations & Internship Coordinator (IUP)
Vice President Mary Ann Dodson Teacher’s Aide: Indiana Area School District
Treasurer Susan Brant IUP – Off Campus Program Coordinator
Secretary Natalie Osborne Advertising & Real Estate (Retired)
Fund Raising Chair Donna Davis Owner, Jim Davis Collision Works
Newsletter Editors LuAnn Fee Director, Food Services Armstrong School District 
  Dr. Joette Wisnieski Professor of Management, Asst. Director, IUP Small Business Institute, Corporate Relations & Internship Coordinator (IUP)
Other Board Members
Cindy Barnes Registered Nurse, Indiana Regional Medical Center
Dr. Susan Dahlheimer IUP Professor of Food and Nutrition, Department Chair (Retired)
Katie Haberl Attorney, Holsinger & Clark
Beth Sabatini English Teacher, Penns Manor High School
Lisa Boyer Sales Operations Analyst, WIDIA Products Group
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