Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) and ARF’s PAW, Inc. Gets New Executive Director

Jody Leddy is the new Executive Director of ARF & ARF’s PAW, Inc. Photo provided.Jody Leddy is the new Executive Director of ARF & ARF’s PAW, Inc. Photo provided.

By: Jody Leddy—

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jody Leddy and I am very grateful and proud to be the new Executive Director of ARF & ARF’s PAW, Inc.

My professional background includes 14 years of experience in higher education administration at Purdue University in West Lafayette, as well as 5 years of government and public relations in Annapolis, Maryland. I also have experience in manufacturing with General Motors Corporation and real estate sales with Coldwell Banker.

My skills include public outreach, grant management, accounting, business analysis, marketing, fundraising, event-planning, human resource management, change management and client relationship management.

I grew up in a small farming community in northwest Indiana in a town called Morocco, where my parents were school teachers. I have 2 rescue dogs, a yorkie mix named Abby, and a chihuahua named Cheech. I moved to Muncie just before school started in August, and I have a son, Cameron, who is a freshman at Delta High School. He plays jazz bass and video games…not in that order.

So far, we really like it here in Muncie, and I love my new job!

There is so much to do at ARF & ARF’s PAW…the days fly by here…there are not enough hours in the day to do everything I intend to do, but I am determined to get it all done!

I want to know how *your* experience has been with ARF. How are we doing? What are we doing well? What can be improved? How?

Please send me ideas, suggestions and feedback to any time. I welcome your input and look forward to meeting you!


Founded in 1998 by animal activist Terri Panszi, The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), Muncie, is a private non-profit, no kill-shelter that provides housing, medical care and rehoming to abused, neglected and unwanted animals. Through education efforts, building public awareness, and community participation, ARF relieves animal suffering by preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation. Since its’ founding, ARF has saved thousands of animals. For more information, or to volunteer or contribute, contact ARF at or by calling 765-282-ARFF (2733).

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