PAWS Thane

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray…

You can help! January 4, 2011



PAWS Introduction & History

 Today, animal welfare in Thane district has reached to a degree where people have started looking up to NGOs for helping an injured animal. All thanks to the Plants & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) who acted as the guardians of animals and made this day possible where one phone call to the PAWS helpline number takes care of all your problems. The situation was not the same when PAWS started as a young NGO giving first aid to injured animals on the streets. At then PAWS did not have an ambulance, but few dedicated members took on their bikes and the first aid box to avail help for the injured animals on the streets. Time passed by and today PAWS boasts of having a couple of full-fledged ambulances serving to the needs of helpless animals. It’s no longer the same old PAWS. It has evolved to a degree where one can clearly say it has been a revolution, a certain youth movement where volunteers kept joining in the service of animals and the total number has surpassed beyond 200 and it’s increasing every single day.

PAWS – a young NGO that was always determined to stand on its feet inspite of all the hard times. That’s the history of PAWS.

Both the ambulances cover the entire road map of  Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Badlapur.

Modern and sophisticated equipments like Graspers & Grabbers, first-aid kits, medicines and imported 2 pet carriers are always loaded in the ambulance.

In addition to all this, the NGO has also added up snake and bird rescue accessories to attend maximum cases pertaining to aves and reptile rescue.


PAWS – Fast Facts and Achievements

  • Successfully provided medical aid or treatment to more than 8000 animals till date
  • Ambulance service covers 5 suburban towns and 2 districts with an average of 600 animals rescue cases per year
  • Initiated awareness programs across 45 educational institutes, number of NGOs and corporate houses
  • Bagged the “Outstanding Service to Society” award from website in the year 2005
  • Featured in the Limca Book of Records for having the “Youngest Animal Rehabilitation Team” in the year 2005
  • Conducted close to 100 social cause and charity programs with the involvement of youth
  • The President of PAWS received the ‘Sarpamitra’ title giving them the recognition and right to rescue reptiles – from the Forest Department
  • PAWS volunteer Sonali Bagde and the President of PAWS – Nilesh Bhanage received ‘Certificate of Recognition’ from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
  • Initiates monthly fund-raising and merchandise sales on a regular basis to give the much-needed financial aid for smooth functioning of the NGO
  • PAWS received an ‘Environment Protection Award – 2009’ from Sushil Kumar Sharma Foundation, Gwaliar
  • Affiliated to 7 animal welfare bodies at national and international level
  • Received media coverage for more than 30 times for its past and on-going drives – some of the most memorable ones include MTV Youngistan, NDTV Good Times and IBN Lokmat
  • Recently opened a new helpline number for snake and reptile rescue.
  • Carried out cattle health check up camps and vaccination drives.


In this hour of crisis when we are facing acute shortage of funds to run our day-to-day operation, someone has to give. Will you give? You can save lives of animals in distress and add colors to their lives. Even a small token of donation is well-appreciated.


Bank:                                    ICICI Bank Ltd,

Branch:                                Dombivli MIDC

A/C. Number:                    008801026804

IFSC Code:                           ICIC0000088

Name of A/C:                     ‘PLANT & ANIMALS WELFARE SOCIETY’


Donation Cheques / DDs can be drawn in the name of ‘Plant & Animals Welfare Society’ on the following address:

Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS)

A-18, Savitri Sadan,

Dr. Mukharji Road, Near Nehru Ground,

Dombivli (East), 421201,

Maharashtra, India.



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T-shirts, CDs, Mugs, Caps, Handmade Newspaper Bags

(Shipping and handling costs included in India)


Call Nilesh on 9920777536 or e-mail on



Call PAWS on 9820161114 or e-mail on



Call Nilesh on 9920777536 or e-mail on




7. How you can Support

The Animal-Support Equation – no matter who you are, your support can help us!!!

If you an animal lover  —– > Become a member with us and choose monthly donation or customize your contribution.

If you are an entrepreneur/businessman/shopkeeper —–> Place PAWS Donation Box at shops/malls/workplace.

If you are a Corporate/Businessman/Employee —–> Buy our eco-friendly merchandise and gift your employees from


8. Donate Time & Effort, Become a PAWS Volunteer

Become a volunteer to get a first-hand experience into animal welfare and what it takes to keep our non-profit organization on its paws!

  • Field visits across Thane District
  • Undertake Educational Programmes
  • Organize your own Fundraiser event/activity
  • Get up-close & personal with your furry & feathered friends-in-need
  • You can also help by participating in the fundraising events organized by PAWS.


List of Successful fundraising events organized under PAWS banner:-

Name of Event Type of Event Lead Month/Year
Stall in Girvan Gala day, Raffle @ Scotland Individual Heather Shuckburgh August 2008
Fundraising Brunch @ PAWS OfficeGaneshostav Fundraising Team PAWS


Nilesh Bhanage

Samir Nevgi & Saurabh Chougule

September 2008
PAWS T-Shirts SaleMerchandise Sale during Diwali Stall Team PAWS


Nilesh Bhanage October 2008
Old Newspaper Collection & Sale Team PAWS Anuradha Ramswami

Nilesh Bhanage

November 2008
Christmas Raffle 2008 Team PAWS Nisha Mathew December 2008
Screening of Children’s movie ‘Jumbo’Small Fundraising at Republic Day Rally Team PAWS


Manasi Bhanage

& Parinita Joshi

Saurabh Chougule

January 2009
Sale of Welspun Bathrobes Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage


Parinita Joshi

February 2009
Old Newspaper Collection & Sale Team PAWS Anuradha Ramswami

Nilesh Bhanage

March 2009
Fundraising Stall @ Animal Carnival 2009 Team PAWS Sonali Bagde


Kedar, Darshak, Avinash

April 2009
Old Newspaper Collection Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage May 2009
Birthday Contributory Dinner Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage June 2009
Monsoon Raffle 2009 Team PAWS Sneha Poojary July 2009
Homeless Day Painting Competition Team PAWS Mansi Bhanage August 2009
Special Merchandise Sale Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage August 2009
Old Newspaper Sale Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage September 2009
Old Newspaper Sale & Scrap Sale Team PAWS Parinita Joshi October 2009
Movie Show for Kids Team PAWS Parinita Joshi & Manasi Bhanage November 2009
Christmas Merchandise Sale Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage December 2009
Stall @ Rotary International Fair Team PAWS Preeti Indurkar December 2009
Stall @ Fun Fair Team PAWS Sudarshan January 2010
Old Newspaper Collection Team PAWS Saurabh / Sonali February 2010
Fund Raising Stall @ Pet-A Fair Team PAWS Parinita Joshi April 2010
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Team PAWS Sameer / Prasad July 2010
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Team PAWS Saurabh / Kartick July 2010
Rakhee Sale Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage July 2010
Rakhee Sale Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage July 2010
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage September 2010
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Team PAWS Mr. Patkar / Sharada / Nilesh / Prithvi / Prasad / Sameer / Gopi October 2010
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Team PAWS Prasad / Sameer / Gopi November 2010
Raffle 2010 Interns 7 Students December 2010
Toonpur ka Superhero Movie Show Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage December 2010
PAWS Merchandise Stall @ St. X’eviars Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage January 2011
PAWS Merchandise Stall @ IFA 2011 Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage January 2011
PAWS Merchandise Stall @ Pet Affair Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage February 2011
Old Newspaper / Cloth Collection Karthik Thevar Karthik March 2011
Sale of Paintings Aariyanne Billimoria Aariyanne Billimoria March 2011
Publishing of PAWS Souvenir – I Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage May 2011
Publishing of PAWS Souvenir – II Team PAWS Manasi Bhanage June 2011
PAWS Merchandise Stall @ Center One & Essar Ltd. Team PAWS Team PAWS August 2011
Stall @ Godrej & Boyce Ltd. & Siemens Ltd. Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage October 2011
Merchandise Stall @ Dog Show Team PAWS Team PAWS November 2011
Old Cloth Collection Team PAWS Nagesh Nagraj November 2011
Vishwa Show Stall Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage December 2011
Dog A Fair Stall Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage January 2012
Fund-Raising Stall @ Kids Karnival by Kids Campus Team PAWS Nilesh Bhanage March 2012
Bangalore Marathon M. Jaiganesh M. Jaiganesh May 2012

Contact PAWS on 9820161114, if you would like to orgnise/invite for any fundraising event.


9 Responses to “You can help!”

  1. vaishnavi Says:

    would like to volunteer.. had a great response when called PAWS officer mr Avinash bhagat… and Indian Pond Heron was rescued and treated too… thanx… You all are doing a good job…

  2. Dr. Suri Says:

    Thank you for the incredible work you are all doing. I hope there are some trainings in the Western Subarbs or a one day workshop on how to educate people and ourselves on some of the basic laws of animal cruelty in Mumai.

  3. bhushan jangle Says:

    how to become the volunteer of this organisation?

  4. Dear

    Thank you for your inquiry for PAWS membership. But PAWS does not take members. PAWS only takes volunteers which you are welcome to be one!

    The procedure is simple
    Just send your postal address & we will courier you the form & other brochures to you @ earliest. Just fill the form & attach 2 photos & send it to PAWS. We will send you the ID card asap.

    We will invite you to the google group of PAWS once you receive your ID card. After accepting it, you will receive continuous updates from PAWS. This will include our on-going projects updates, Monthly E-newsletters, Activities scheduler etc. You are asked to join any 1 event in 6 months otherwise your volunteer ship will be called as dead.

  5. Dona thomas Says:

    i am a animal lover i would love to become a volunteer for PAWS. Can u help me with it

  6. GAYATRI Says:

    I would like to volunteer for paws .. can u please send me the details :) ..

  7. Dr. Shreeram Wadekar Says:

    I would like to become an active member of PAWS. Please advice the procedure for the same.

  8. Monish k Vig Says:

    I just came across the web portal PAWS, so would like to offer my help professionally to the organisation, I am an advocate by profession and would like to help in any manner as possible, by providing counselling or taking up any legal matters for the organisation in purely public spirit.
    Therefore a request to the members of the group, that in any event any help is required then kindly contact me. At my email

    Also I am interested in adoption of a male dog, so what can be done in this regard , if made known to me shall be of great help.


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