Project Re-home hits region
Carlie Mascelle has a big heart for animals and with her film-making skills she hopes to re-home as many South Waikato dogs as she can.
After a successful start in Rotorua, the Tokoroa and Rotoruabased film-maker has made it her mission to re-home as many dogs from the South Waikato pound and SPCA.
She’s started with the one-yearold Pointer Sisters, dogs which had been in the pound since they were 6 weeks old.
After just two days of uploading a video, the pair of pointer X labradors were re-homed.
Within two weeks she also helped adopt out four animals from the South Waikato SPCA.
Mascelle said people all over the country are putting their hands up to adopt the cuddly film stars.
‘‘We started the project in Rotorua which has been a massive success, the cages are just emptying. I’m humbled. It brings me tears every time.’’
She said the videos are ‘‘emotional’’ and the project was like a portal for the animals to have their stories heard.
‘‘Each dog has their own heart- breaking and often tragic story as to how they ended up in the pound. The videos tell their stories in a moving and engaging way, which bring in hundreds of interested people wanting them from all around the country, ‘‘ she said.
Her motivation is the ‘‘injustice’’ to dogs who are euthanased for no good reason.
‘‘No-one knows they [the dogs] are waiting there.’’
Mascelle said it’s ‘‘ heartbreaking’’ that several dogs are euthanased in South Waikato every week.
She hopes to break that cycle with people such as animal control officer Kerry Beckett and SPCA manager Helen Rabinska.
‘‘The really positive thing I see here is the heart and passion from Helen and Kerry.’’
Mascelle and her husband have funded the project up until now but hope to secure as much funding as they can from businesses and community members to keep the project going.
To view the videos of these dogs’ stories, see stonewallproductions. co.nz/project-rehome.
Contact Carlie on Mascelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Carlie Mascelle has managed to find the Pointer Sisters a home in just two days. Photo: CAITLIN WALLACE