About Barney’s Friends

Barney’s Friends is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit PRIVATE  foundation.  All grants go 100% to animal support.

Barney’s Friends was established in 2012 by Robert A. Mecca and Barbara J. Mecca, as a way to give back to the community in honor of their ‘best friend’ Barney, a Whippet.

Bob and Barbara have a love of animals and wanted to demonstrate ways to provide support for issues impacting domestic animal welfare, preservation and protection.


  • Robert A. Mecca- President, Treasurer
  • Barbara J. Mecca- Executive Director, Secretary


  • Robert A. Mecca
  • Barbara J. Mecca
  • Anthony D. Mecca
  • Kathryn L. Hendrickson
  • Sheila Kehoe


  • Anthony A. Mecca
  • Kristopher D. Mecca
  • Robert W. Hendrickson
  • Matthew L. Hendrickson
  • Nicole Kehoe


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