Mindy Falzarano – Founder & Executive Director
Mindy launched Happy Animal Project, Inc. (HAPI) out of a deep love and respect for all animals. It has been a dream of hers for a very long time. She grew up with animals and always found them to be comforting and healing, especially during challenging times. In addition to being an animal advocate Mindy also has a passion for filmmaking and attended film school at Emerson College in Boston. She enjoys telling compelling stories through film and hopes to combine her passion for filmmaking and animals to help make the world a better place for pets, farm animals and wildlife. Happy Animal Project is a perfect way to blend her passion and experience to make a positive difference for animals.
One of our goals is to launch the HAPI Media Program which connects at-risk teens with rescued animals and filmmaking. We aim to utilize filmmaking as an educational tool to spread awareness about issues affecting animals and to help tell the stories of individual animals who were rescued from abuse, neglect, exploitation and crisis. Through filmmaking we want to inspire compassion in everyone to take action and be an advocate and a hero for animals.
Overall, we strive to educate people about a variety of issues affecting animals – the responsibility of pet-ownership, the importance of spay/neuter, creating change for farm animals and how they are treated and living with and protecting wildlife.