Professionals @ Work @ PAWS!

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray…







Many years ago, local stray animals in suburbs of Mumbai were ungraciously used in harrowing conditions, left to die on roadsides, full of maggot-wounds & weak due to starvation.

We started our work in 1998 with group of youngsters who use to treat animals on roads with help of vets! But on 11th January 2001, a few youngsters felt the need to bring a new and unique transformation the animal welfare field across the suburbs of Mumbai. So they created PAWS, i.e. Plant & Animals Welfare Society founded with the vision to voice the distress of the animals.

They never looked back. The organization grew step by step culminating in a successful society truly devoted to their chosen mission and vision. Local municipal corporations had stopped stray dog killings, but they have done little to assist in the sterilization campaign. Sensing the need of the hour, PAWS volunteers played an excellent role by Picking up strays, putting them into the ambulance, taking them to Mumbai hospitals for sterilization and vaccination and ultimately releasing them into their respective areas.

In October 2001, PAWS received its first ambulance as a donation from Mr. Anil Kataria of Ahmednagar SPCA, only on the basis of the genuine hard work that dedicated members of this organization are putting in. From then, they never backed off,..! Now, PAWS has 3 ambulances, 10 peoples staff, more than 100 volunteers supporting PAWS in every possible way!

You too can join the Volunteer’s Brigade!

 Activities of Society…

Magic Collar Project

Magic collars sparkle in the dark whenever there is any light focused on them..It will help reduce death due to accidents at night because many drivers cannot see dogs/cats/cattle coming. With magic collars these animals will be visible even if very less light from the vehicles headlight will fall on them because of the glowing magic collars.


Water Bowl Project for Strays:


Sparrow Homes Project:


PAWS Murbad Rescue Center:

In November 2010 PAWS started its own rescue Center located in Murbad City, District Thane. As of Today, we have 16 Kennels, Separate Accident Recovery Ward, Distemper Recovery Ward, Puppy Penny, Accident Cat Ward, Surgical Room & 2 Staff Quarters with 5 people working there & taking care of around 40 animals including Cats, Pups & Kittens, Cattle… We feed these animals thrice a day… A para-vet is available 8 hours in day, with care-takers present 24X7 for taking care of the admitted animals. Surgeons visit hospital every weekend. Check out website’s separate page for this!


Ambulance Service:

PAWS responds to public calls to help sick & injured stray animals. PAWS ambulance covers suburban areas like Koper Road, Dombivli, Thakurli, Kalyan, and Shahad areas of Thane district.

Ambulance service is available from Monday to Saturday @ a Fuel cost. Sunday’s are off.



Sterilizations & Vaccinations:

PAWS catches stray dogs & cats from different cities in Thane district and sterilizes them at Murbad Rescue Center and releases them from where they were picked-up. PAWS also vaccinates all sterilized animals, against rabies. PAWS is a representative of the ‘Animal Birth Control’ committee at Municipal Corporation. Every year over 900 strays are vaccinated against rabies.


First Aid & Camps:

PAWS Trustees & volunteers personally treat all types of  injured stray animals. Some cases are referred back to the Vets on the following day.  PAWS also arranges different first aid camps for all types of animals & conducts lectures to teach basic first aid to people.

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation:

One of the major activities of PAWS is Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. PAWS has rescued many species that are traded illegally.  Spiny-tailed lizards, Snakes, Mongoose, Monkeys, and Tortoises & Turtles. Many Birds like Parakeets, Kites, Owls, Mynahs, Muniya, etc. are rescued & rehabilitated by team PAWS under PROPER VETERINARY GUIDANCE.


This Weeks Rehab 12th May

This Weeks Rehab

Helping Cattle in Distress :

PAWS members regularly respond to cattles in distress. Our municipal areas are now Cattle-free.  PAWS also conducts regular camps in slums & village areas for vaccination of Bullocks, Donkeys & Horses that are employed for labour and also holds first-aid & medical check-up camps.

Adoptions & Re-homing:

Innumerable homeless and abandoned animals have been re-homed through our adoption activities. Adoption procedure is carried only after rigorous interviews and complete verification of the adopting family. Adoptions are FREE OF COST & basic adoption kit is also gifted.

1st May Adopt

Adopt ME

Awareness Programs:

With the help of Video Screening, Live talks & interactions, PAWS  tries to create awareness about animal welfare among the masses. PAWS also distributes free software about dissection in schools & colleges. PAWS produces pamphlets & brochures on Animal Welfare acts, which are distributed free of cost to interested citizens & volunteers time to time.  Many management students prepare their projects on PAWS or with PAWS on various topics.



Legal Cases on Cruelty to Animals:

PAWS members & Animal Welfare Officers investigate cruelty cases, which includes rescue of exploited animals. PAWS has filed many Police Complaints; lodged FIRs to save animals from cruelty.

Helping Like-minded NGOs:

PAWS also aims to help other like-minded NGOs for the betterment of Domestic as well as Wildlife; Environment and Society. PAWS feels that the animal welfare movement should be spread everywhere across the globe. So PAWS extends it support to other charities in different parts of the country who stand up for similar cause by providing medicines and fodder for animals while also lending helping hands through volunteers. PAWS experts also guide new-comers for their projects related to animals.

Disaster Management:

PAWS helped over 300 sick & distressed animals during Mumbai Floods in 2005. PAWS lends a  helping hand at the time of natural calamities within its own limits. Recently PAWS carried medical consumables worth Rs. 1,00,000/- & distributed to Nepal based NGOs during Earthquake happened in May 2015. PAWS also rendered best possible help during Nepal Earthquake relief work for Animals.

Research Work, Studies & Inspections:

PAWS Thane successfully carried out ‘Survey on Captive Elephants of Maharashtra’ in the year 2006 wherein all  sorts of Captive Elephants like Circus Elephants, Zoo Elephants, Forest Captive Elephants & Begging Elephants were scientifically studied by the PAWS Team. The survey report was submitted to CUPA Bangalore for further analysis. PAWS also inspected several Circuses, Zoos & collaborated with other institutes to work against cruelty to animals.

Book Library:

PAWS office, located in Dombivili has a small Library which holds around 120 books on Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Animal Welfare, Animal Rights & Vegetarianism which can be referred for studies by registered & active volunteers at NO Cost. The Library is open between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday-Saturday.


Wildlife Photography Exhibitions & Bird-watching :

PAWS organizes local bird-watching trails in near by villages, to educate students about nature, birds & wildlife. Reports are made & published timely.  PAWS also holds Photography Exhibitions periodically in schools & colleges to make students aware of amazing photography.

PAWS Bird Watching



Daily Feeding Sessions for Stray Animals :

PAWS team feeds daily 250 + strays animals @ 3 places – Cats @ PAWS Office, Strays @ Dombivli to Murbad Belt  & @ Our Murbad Center! You too can help in sponsoring the feeding, For more details contact 9820161114.

Our Honorary Patron : John Abraham

Plant & Animals Welfare Society. (P.A.W.S.)

Office : A-18, Savitri Sadan, Dr. Mukharji Road, Near Nehru Ground,
Dombivli (East) 421201, Maharashtra, India.

Helpline : 9820161114 (10:00AM to 06:00PM)

We are affiliated with many reputed organizations such as..

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                                               For more details contact pawsnilesh@gmail.com

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  1. i read your data profile job its very good work you are doing pls keep the joy of helping animals pls i will visit u soon in india cheers

  2. I think if we can make an organization like yours in each city then India will be seen with great respect by the rest of the world. Please do remember me if you ever plan to start something like this in New Delhi as well.

    Apart from this, I run a tech support company which serves US market, but in that we also try to help rescues (like yours) by donating them a part of our earnings. So do visit our website and get back to us if you would like to become our registered rescue.

  3. We at Swami Samarth Seva Mandal, Ambernath are looking for 2 cows to begin our GOSHALA. Please help us with agencies who can donate cows or even give them for a reasonable price. Regards




  6. Hi,

    I work along with other Animal NGO’s and also working as Animal Right Activist. I do assist and also do animal rescue, help them in fostering & adoptions….willing to join your organization. Would be attanding your seminar on 8th May, 2011. Please let me know if I can be of any help.


  7. Amazing work you guys do out there.. Good on you.
    Will surely visit you’ll on my next visit to India.. Keep up the good work.!!

  8. Thankyou always for helping the animals who are the same as our own family members and friends. this is real civilisation. Hare Krishna Labangalatika ( rosalie)

  9. Hi friends, I am impressed to see your activities. I wish you all the best in your venture. I wish to volunteer in your projects in dombivli. I am also a resident of dombivli. Regards

  10. We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

  11. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.

  12. I have been following PAWS activities for a long time now and i can assure one and all that PAWS has been doing a wonderful job… Other than the Conservation and Treatment of Injured and Sick Animals it is also doing tremendously well with the Awareness among people.. :).. I also would personally like to thank PAWS founder NILESH BHANAGE for all his hard work and support extended towards various organizations and people in spreading Animal awareness and Conservation message .. 🙂

  13. Nilesh, you have been an inspiration to all those, who assume that they would go tired on the way to their journey…….but, it is the commitment, dedication and persistence that keeps the people walk…..

  14. NILESH (dada) he is a great person …..
    you have been an inspiration to all those, who assume that they would go tired on the way to their journey…Wish you all the best – I am always there for such a great cause…

  15. Hey u guys are doing a great job! Keep helping animals!! Best of luck & god bless you all for helping these needy ones! Keep it up!:)

  16. Excellent work by P.A.W.S. They have always been helpful and supportive. Whenever I need any help, Nilesh is always there to come up with a solution. Great work guys…Looking forward to work more actively with you all.

    Omkar Subramanian

  17. I have known Nilesh for several years now and have been impressed with his selfless devotion for animals. His organisation PAWS has done sterling work and deserves all the support we can garner. Good luck to him and his team for the future. I wish there are many more groups like him in India.

  18. NILESH you are great person …..
    “Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky”
    you have been an inspiration to all those, who assume that they would go tired on the way to their journey…Wish you all the best – I am always there for such a great cause…
    P.A.W.S. ROCk.

  19. I have been with PAWS since more than 2 years..every day with PAWS was a learning experience for me. Being a small NGO we have gone through lot of crises . Every animal lover can join here to help this cause. PAWS made me strong in what i believe, that is every living being has the right to live.

    Our Rescue shelter at Murbad is one of our greatest achievement , My request to all animal lovers please visit our shelter and help us in hour of need

  20. Wish you all the best……Excellent work by P.A.W.S. Keep up the good work…….Best luck for you
    Please let me know if I can be of any help.
    Kunal Salunkhe,
    NGO-Nisarga Girighrman
    Roha ,

  21. I love what PAWS is doing and I try to do my part and my best to see that these beautiful creatures are not mistreated in any goddamn way. I hope many people would start thinking like PAWS.

  22. PAWS not only does grass root work like sterilisation, vaccinations, rescue, legal but go beyond that. They encourage people in various areas to stand up & become self sufficient. PAWS understands the strength of individuals & their power as a team. They network with other NGOs & bring togather independant animal lovers to bring in Unity to the cause. PAWS is one organisation that thrives on diversity of thought amongst its people. Arguments happen & they bring in new ideas instead of differences. The motto of PAWS is to develop leaders who will spawn out & multiply. Kudos to the farsighted vision of the PAWS management !

  23. Till the time efforts like these are made,animals have hope.PAWS are doing great job in animal welfare.Thanks to PAWS activists for the selfless dedication towards innocent animals ..PAWS rock !

  24. YASHSHREE here… PAWS is indeed doing a great work for animals… being a passionate animal lover, such animal organizations attract me… and i m glad to be a part of PAWS virtually…all the best for all the activities…

    i would be happy to work for PAWS any time…so let me know if i can be of any help..
    – student of Masters in Social work
    School of Rural Development
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences…

  25. I have known Nilesh for nearing a decade – Mansi, Nilesh and the team give a new hope for millions of animals who endure pain and suffering.PAWS is contributing to a more humane way of life for our entire society. I commend them for their foresight, initiative, creativity and kindness.

  26. I really appreciate and honor the kind of work that is done at P.A.W.S. The work is done with utmost honesty and dedication and having done an internship there I got the practical experience of working for the benefit of all flora and fauna with total selflessness… All of us should also take out some time out of our busy schedules to help those who can not help themselves.

    Naina Arun
    MBA (Advertising)
    Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), ’12

  27. I am full of admiration for the great work you do! You and your fellow rescuers are truly angels! The animals are helpless without you to fend for them and help them.I believe education of children is the way to fight cruelty to animals. God bless you all!

  28. nilesh you r doing a great job.we all r with you.i have learned many things from you and from paws.i am proud to say that i am human being.and i will never forget paws in my life.and i will work with paws throughout my life.

  29. Dear Nilesh and all the team of PAWS, thank a lot for all what you are doing for the animals, you are throwing a light on the darkness of human cruelty to our sweet dear small brothers and sisters, the animals, who are so ill treated due to ignorance, pre-concepts, and bad human nature… They don’t have voice to protest… If you were not there, they could never claim for help… Thanks again a lot for them.

  30. Hi

    I had found an injured pigeon chick on our building parapet today. Called your helpline, and within 1 hour Sumit your volunteer from Thane was at the site. Amazing commitment. You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up.



  31. Nilesh and his Team doing such a Great work ..I have seen their work many times ..they do that work for which we think lot of … Now I feel very Happy to tell all of you that I am also donate them for their work … Please help PAWS ..

  32. Paws and its team lead by Nilesh Bhanage are like God sent angels. The amount of work that they actually do is really extremely commendable. Its easy to get into a regular corporate shock absorbed job with a fat pay cheque to motivate, but working for animals day in and day out, risking their lives, working on calls at odd hours, only shows the 100% dedication by Nilesh and his team. Hats off to them.

  33. Great organisation from an great person who loves animals really salute to him for his kind work for the helpless animals! thanks a lot PAWS! keep it up

  34. PAWS has been doing exceptionally good work. They are always happy to help and very cooperative. No ngo is perfect, but they strive to do their best even in limited resources. Do help them in whatever little you can, so far the experience with them is wonderful. No extra frills and fancies , just good and commendable work.. Do have faith in them, they won’t disappoint you..

  35. I have been following PAWS activities for a long time, and I must say “hats off” to the team. PAWS has been doing a wonderful job, I wish them good luck for all their activities in future.

  36. I’ve read about some great rescues PAWS does and I think they’re an amazing team doing great work. All the best.

  37. Nilesh, I am so proud of you and the work you do. Not only do you work but you also ensure that animal rights is a widely discussed subject. I am proud to be associated with PAWS. Keep up the fantastic work!

  38. PAWS u r doing such a gr888 job…god bless u and hope in coming years me too establish an organization in U.P East like PAWS………Love U PAWS..A
    loving hug from all animals….

  39. PAWS your wondeful work serves as an inspiration to many individuals willing to start animal welfare organizations in their home towns. You are amazing at outreach aspect!

  40. Animals are the most oppressed beings on earth, and in this day and age of selfish and self involved humans, PAWS is doing a tremendous and impossible job, true angels to the voiceless. Hope you always have the support of the community so the innocent can always be protected . Thank you for all you do.

  41. Amazing work out there n lucky to visit it once….
    Wish all of you for better future….. Keep it up!!

  42. Team Paws is one of the amazing, dedicated and passionate organisation that is been a voice for the voiceless for years. Their selfless and dedicated work over the past years have proved everyone about their work. Animal welfare is not an easy task being the voice of those who can’t speak is a tough job and PAWS have very well successed in their work. Hats off to PAWS, u will always be an encoragement and motivation for those who want to get involved in Animal welfare.
    Thank you for being there

  43. PAWS is doing some excellent work, volunteer work is amazing….. keep it going Nilesh and Team……….

  44. I know PAWS since last 3-4 hrs, as working abroad so not able to join this valuable task.

    Love For Animals,

    PAWS treat all animals equally. PAWS accept animals even when they aren’t perfectly “adoptable” and provide them with the loving home they deserve. The motto of PAWS is “Life for Everyone” because we recognize that every animal is equally valuable. PAWS does their best to find every animal a home or keep them forever at one of our country animal sanctuaries.

    Best of luck for all future Assignment….

  45. Thats a very handful of information provided by PAWS, regarding its work and hospitality for animal walfare and cause. But, as an admirer of the very organisation, i assure you that theres a lott PAWS, has to offer and shall offer in the coming future. PAWS has done remarkable contribution in the protection of animals from the cruelty of heartless people and has launched big events, and causes to ensure the health of animals throught the city and beyond. As an animal lover i have olwaz acknowledged PAWS as one of the best to exist, to nurture the poor, and innocent babies of nature, and under the explicit leadership of Dr. Nilesh Bhanage, PAWS will grow to its highest peak of perfection and bless the life of all animals and tress, and become their voice to humanity. My best wishes for PAWS for the coming decades of its contribution to happen and may PAWS flourish to its glory and continue all its good work in the same way as it does now and be an angel for all those who is helpless, keeping aside all differences. God bless PAWS. God bless humanity.

  46. as per my experience, PAWS is a very helpful, prompt, kind and attendive organization who is more concerned about caring animals and plants rather than trying to build revenue for organization’s benefits.
    Thanks a lot to PAWS for being helpful hand for people.

    harshal belvate

  47. Amazing work you guys do out there………..hats off to your efforts, love and dedication in reaching out to the helpless……..Thank you for all you do.

  48. I’m proud tht we have got such a phenomenal NGO right here in Dombivli! I’m an animal lover and it’s touching to see there are a few such guys out there doing their bit to save animal life. Kudos!

  49. Few years back i was searching for a animal welfare ngo that worked locally around Thane area. The name ‘PAWS’ kept coming up so i decided to join in. Now after working closely for the PAWS team i feel content that i got a chance to contribute for their cause.

    I keep learning new and exciting things everyday with PAWS. Also, made some very good, like minded friends.

  50. Great work guys………
    I have attended your “Learn To Care” seminars in thane once and had a great experience.

  51. A Big salute to a PAWS team for their great efforts. actually I wanted to become an active member of PAWS and participate in such a great cause but because of some official reason we had to come to US……..but never the less whenever I will come back to India, I would try to become a part of PAWS…….keep going team PAWS, our best wishes are with you…….. 🙂

  52. i came 2 know bout PAWS through facebook n feel dt guys/grls out there as volunteer r doing a great job under good supervision …. many times i thought of visiting d organization personally but cant make it … hope wll do dt some day soon n wll come 2 know many more good work done by dm … one thing is 4 sure dy wont b able 2 do oll ds wdout d support of many nature/animals lover who keep helping dm in many ways …. my good wishes r wd dm wd a hope dt ds good work wll keep on going good day by day n wll expand 2 many more places 2 help many animals/human indirectly helping nature n mankind …. thanks

    pavan kumar dubey

  53. The photos and stories depicted on your website speak a thousand truths regarding the harshness of the world at times, the injustice that all too often befalls our most innocent beings, and the tremendous healing potential of love. Keep up the inspired work, PAWS!

  54. Possibly one of the best Animal Welfare NGO’s in India and the most active one. Volunteers are always busy helping out our four legged friends when they need it the most. Keep up the great work!

  55. Wow.. This is wonderful work all of you do for the animals that need us. Not everyone lets them down.. I’m happy they can rely on you! xo

  56. I am very pleased to see that other people care about the welfare of animals. You are far but you warmed my heart with hope!!! Sorry for my poor english!

  57. Kudos to PAWS for helping so many animals. We need more organizations like PAWS. At no stage in the history of mankind, animals were treated so badly as they are treated now. PAWs is doing great work taking care of animals and more importantly spreading the message of kindness and compassion to future generation! Well done!

  58. Dear PAWS Team, Keep up your fantastic work! Continue to be a role model and insoire people to partcipate in animal welfare activities – human welfare is so much linked to animal welfare and so good to see that being upheld in PAWS! God bless!

  59. Paws is doing a fabulous work saving and caring for animals and I’m a great admirer of their zealous efforts to make this world a better place for the animals in India, not only domestic animals but also for the wild species…Congratulations to all the team and to the numerous volunteers .. Keep on doing this good job and being the voice of our voiceless friends!Thanks a lot!Friendly greetings from an animal lover from Belgium (Europe)!

  60. What wonderful work you are doing … Much Gratitude to All of You at PAWS for your dedication, compassion and inspired acts on behalf of the animals and all of us. You are role models for the planet.

  61. I appreciate the work of PAWS. The team seems to be very dedicated and motivated to do a great job. Hats off to the hardwork. Me and my wife love animals and would like to get associated with PAWS on some level. Cheers.
    Saurabh Bhowar

  62. It is a great pleasure to meet the team of PAWS and know their work. Kudos to PAWS for helping so many animals. We need more organizations like PAWS. At no stage in the history of mankind, animals were treated so badly as they are treated now. PAWs is doing great work taking care of animals and more importantly spreading the message of kindness and compassion to future generation! Well done!

  63. Paws is one of the best organisation who has been doing animal welfare in mumbai.

    Every year they come to my area, ie kandiveli to vaccinate the dogs, the count has always been more than 100+ (in a day) thx to the volunteer base.

    I wish them luck.


    Rahul Kosahley

  64. I have observed your work since last few years and it has always been prompt and up to the mark. Paws probably is among few organization which works on both rescue and education.
    All the work is properly documented and sent in annual reports as well, which sometimes is not seen from bigger NGOs.
    Keep up the great work, animals and animal lovers are counting on you.

  65. Thank You to all at Team Paws……this world is a better place for the animals because of your unrelenting dedication and commitment to them. A task few can do, God Bless Always.

  66. I have never come across an organization active to this extent on the issue of animal welfare.. PAWS is a boon to the animal kingdom, this is service of the highest order. completely unconditional for speechless animals who know cannot go to any court of law for justice. From the small creatures like chicks to cows, donkeys all creation seek refuge in this holy divine abode – paws. I can’t express enough with these few words..

  67. PAWS has been doing an awesome job, and obviously credit goes to Nilesh has aimed continous development, thanx for regular Health camps for stray dogs in our Godrej Hill Area, God Bless you all. & one more thing Cool Merchandise looking forward to get them soon.

  68. PAWS is doing a great job. I have seen the continous effort, updates & the work done by PAWS team through Facebook & Newspapers & other medias too. All the people connected with PAWS are really doing a good job. Keep it up. 🙂 i would really like to be a part of team. Please let me know how i can help….
    All the Best for the Godly Work…………….!

  69. Its wonderful to see Nilesh and entire PAWS team do some great work.Blessings come in different ways and for the injured, sick and abused animals in Mumbai this is definitely one!

  70. Nilesh I am so proud of you and the work you do. Not only do you work but you also ensure that animal rights is a widely discussed subject. I am proud to be associated with you as well as with entire family.
    PAWS is doing excellent work.

  71. I am totally impressed and touched by the passion, dedication and energy that PAWS operates with. Such a young team and making such a big difference to the plight of these poor unwanted animals! I also like the way PAWS is able to discuss their work regularly with like minded people on open / closed forums, thereby keeping its windows open to any new thoughts or advice that may come forth.

  72. People working with P.A.W.S are angels according to me. I always go through their updates related to animals welfare and awareness. Rescue team of P.A.W.S is great, they put their best efforts to save and take care of each and every animal in need. I know one person of their team Mr. Nilesh Bhanage who is remarkable and dedicated towards his work.
    All my best wishes with P.A.W.S Thane team. May God Bless Them & All Animals On This Planet.

  73. Nice work guys, have been following your work for quite some time now and wish you all the best for the future. Also, hope you guys get more active in Thane city as its hard to find help in case of emergencies over here 🙂 Thanks again for all your efforts.

  74. Its wonderful to see Nilesh and entire PAWS team do some great work.Blessings come in different ways and for the injured, sick and abused animals in Mumbai this is definitely one!!!! Thanks again for all your efforts.I am totally impressed and touched by the passion, dedication and energy that PAWS operates with. Such a young team and making such a big difference to the plight of these poor unwanted animals!!

  75. I believe that anything that has life should be cared for…. I am happy to see PAWS work for the cause of animals … and, provide treatment, shelter and other facilities for them. God bless PAWS.

  76. As our cities grow – groups like PAWS ensure animals in distress are helped anywhere they are. Thank you PAWS for being there for all kinds of animals in their hour of need and pain _ keep up the good work!

  77. Dea Nilesh & All Paws Team,

    First of all Thanks and congratualations to your team efforts for Achiewing the real Cause of PAWS, “Hands That Helps” Really i am totally impressed and Motivated to see how you people offer Help to Innocent Animals . I will rate this work “high” all the time considering current human’s Selfishness attitude towards Humanbeing, Nature and Animal.

    I strongly wish to have as many “Hands to help” to work with PAWS . and will try to come in your flow to serve Cause in better Way.

    God Bless PAWS , God bless Mr.Nilesh.

    With Warm Regards,

    Vishal Gawad.

  78. P.A.W.S is a fantastic group and the work they do just puts a big smile on my face and keeps me really happy. Everytime Nilesh Bhanage posts a photo of the rescue/rehabilitation work done by the P.A.W.S team its truly a wonderful sight to look at. Keep it up guys..you’re keeping the hope alive for the animals 🙂

  79. I am glad to know abt PAWS, am also owning an Organization in hyd and want 2 improve. Nilesh is really a model for animal activist. PAWS is very committed to animals. cheers 🙂

  80. really good work by a really good NGO…i keep checkin for new updates on fb daily and theres a smile on my face..keep up the good work frnds!!..god bless ya’ll

  81. I am very impressed by the heavenly work done by Nilesh Banaghe and his team for the unfortunate animals which suffer due to human negligence or ill-treatment. PAWS has been a truly good not only in serving the animals but also in educating the people about them and creating awareness. I wish PAWS, Nilesh and his team all the best. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

  82. PAWS are a wonderful organisation that deserve our recognition and respect as well as our donations. I have seen countless stories of rescues and the help they give to our animal friends who so need it which I find truly admirable. Keep up the great work guys, we around the world deeply admire your dedication, hard work and can see just how much you
    care for other species who share this planet with us. The work you do is invaluable and tremendously important. Every animal you help is a major achievement. Where would the world be without people like you? Much love, best wishes and respect from Australia!

  83. hey guys….u ppl are doing a really good job…animals need to b respected n you guys help them get the attention that they deserve…
    hope you continue ur good job…nu get lots of help from the public…
    good going 😀

  84. I know Nilesh since last 4 years- and every day we receive the updated information about the rescue, rehabilitation of Animals and wildlife as well- we inspired by them and set up a small group of few volunteers in -Uttarakhand-Named- People for Animals and Wildlife trust Society ( PFAWTS). We know that working in the Metropolitan City Like Thane and Mumbai is very difficult and generally the common population is not bothered about these issue related to – Animals and wild life rescue and rehabilitation and in this scenario- the PAWS is doing great job for unheard Animals.
    We must congratulate them for this great job and passion.

  85. I am delighted that PAWS is doing so much to help animals. Having known them from the day they started, it has been inspiring to see them grow. Be it an animal rescue or a problem from a housing society discriminating against pets or their guardians, PAWS is there, Keep up the good work.

  86. PAWS has been doing a great work since many years. There are many persons and organisations doing work for betterment of humans, but very few persons and organisations work for the animals. Animals also have the rights like we humans. I salute PAWS and its volunteers for their work.

  87. Thank you, Nilesh and the PAWS team. You guys are the true angels for the animals and the humanity. There are so much suffering of animals everywhere and India is no exception. But I am so glad and thankful that PAWS team is there to help at least some of these animals who are badly in need of care. I hope the compassionate hearts of the world will support PAWS team so that they can continue their important work of saving the precious lives of these poor animals. God bless you all!

  88. Thanks Nilesh & PAWS team ……………….on behalf of animals who cannot speak in our spoken words but who can show their gratitude by expressing thru their eyes

  89. Nilesh and team , you guys are doing a great great job towards serving the beautiful creatures. PAWS who help wounded animals and always open for the suggestions and also help individuals with ideas or product who really wanted to support such a noble cause . a BIG SALUTE to entire team.

  90. Dear Team Paws, the great work you are doing for the poor needy animals are so much praise worthy. Your contributions towards the society in the form of animal welfare are divine. I thank you and congratulate you for the splendid work. Keep up with the great work ‘team paws’.

  91. Dear PAWS team,

    I got my pet dog back because of brilliant networking of PAWS and other animal lovers. I wish they get all sorts of funding cause they are really working for a great cause ……… A big round of applause to PAWS and its team…………good luck and god bless!!!

  92. Dear PAWS team,
    you are doing an amazing work. keep up the good work ! Voice of the voiceless. Wish you all the luck.God bless.

  93. Super Work nilesh…. D passion and compassion u and ur team have is inspiring….!!! Keep up the grrt wrk

  94. Following P.A.W.S , Thane work for many years we are very impressed with their consistent compassionate activities to help so many animals thereby influencing people to be more caring as well. Look forward to them getting the support they deserve from the public.

  95. You know Nilesh you are doing very great job ! ! !
    Thank , very good such words are not enough for such great job !

  96. Hi, I have been associated with PAWS since years and I am a witness to the hard work and efforts put in by each member unlike the other NGO’s. All I can say is KUDOS PAWS:)

  97. I worked with PAWS for a small period of time and it was an absolute pleasure. To see so many people driven by the need of the poor and helpless animals was really heartening to see.
    Good job PAWS! Keep it up!

  98. Paws is doing a gr8 job for thw welfare of all animals… Keep it up and continue doing the hard work that you guys are in…

  99. PAWS has always been extraordinarily prompt when there is an animal in distress. It is indeed the lifeline to animal welfare in our metropolis.

  100. I have known Mr Nilesh for 2 years. His work in against animal cruelty is commendable. He has caught many snakes, scorpios, etc in the company. Good wook. Kindly keep it up.

  101. I have participated in some activities with PAWS since past 3 years and it has been the most inspiring time of my life… I have seen the dedication towards animal welfare in every individual working with PAWS, together spreading awareness and creating a mark in the society. A BIG CHEERS TO PAWS!!!

  102. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated…..

    Excellent, extra ordinary work NiLesH….. keeping going

  103. If a man is in pain he can say it……n likewise could get help from others……..
    But what about the poor animals……….who wud understand der pain……..
    this role is played by PAWS……understanding animals……..their sufferings…….
    Hats off to this noble cause………..
    Keep up the gud work!

  104. Amazing n differnt work done by PAWS…..n i also like 2 contribute in u r work!!!
    gooood luck….
    keep it up….

  105. Good work team PAWS! With more & more helping hands hoping that the suffering& cruelty of poor animals & birds comes to an end soon.. All the best..keep up the noble work u guys r doing..

  106. You guys are doing such a great job by helping the animals.
    Its our job that we do our best to help the helpless rather than just ignoring and walking away!
    Hats off to your hard work, your dedication, your patience for this awesome work.
    Do not stop ever. RESPECT!!!

  107. I have attended PAWS’s rescue and plantation programs…it was a wonderful experience working with all the Volunteer who had the same vision what PAWS stands for…it’s very nice to have such organization work so hard for the welfare of Animals… i wish PAWS all the very best…

  108. 2 months of internship at PAWS was the most fulfilling experience in my life. Nilesh and his Team have done an incredible job and I was proud to be a part of it 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  109. I was really surprised to see the amount of work done by PAWS since its inception. I was reading about their work in various print media but was now aware about the ‘quality and quantity’ of their work. This is really a great service to the Society. I personally appreciate the efforts of the members of PAWS to taking this task and doing it meticulously. I also wish to support in one way or the other so if you need any assistance from my end please let me know.

    I wish a grand success to PAWS team in their future endeavors.


  110. Paws team has been doing a great job, I am amazed to see the kind of work they are doing in whatever limited resources they have, will encourage everybody to participate in this great cause and contribute in whatever way they can. Thanks Nilesh for your extra ordinary work.

  111. Hi Nilesh, I have been seeing PAWS dedication for a long time now. You and your team is doing a great work. All the best.

  112. I have no words for the amazing work that Nilesh and his team are doing ~ their compassion and dedication are a credit to the human race. Thank you PAWS, from my heart, for making this world a better place, both for the countless animals that you save, and for all of us whose hearts are warmed by knowing of your kindness and care. Cheers to you!

  113. Hats Off to Paws for their great work and support to voiceless animals. They show the animal lovers like me a path to help pets in this meaningful world, where most of the people are selfish and hurt such animals in every turn.. It gives strength to every animal lover to fight for their buddies.. Keep it up..

  114. Thank you for introducing me to your great cause….many so called animal lovers in other countries should take a look……where there is a will,there is always a way ! you are truly an insperation….thank you.

  115. Really a great hats off to that pigeon which died in front of nilesh and made him to think do this job and even a great hats off to nilesh for doing this awesome job..its really a good job because in this world except man no animals can say about their pain and no people helps them. so may god bless nilesh and all the paws volunteer for long life to help all the injured and suffering animals.

  116. Hello thanks ,for directing me to this page.i feel that you are doing much good in the world for the animals.i am an animal lover myself.keep up the great work.greeting from Cala Rajada,Mallorca!Genoria

  117. Helping the poor helpless animals is a noblest kind of job on Earth, may almighty bless ur endeavours. As a veterinarian I can well understand the effort you put in helping n rescuing animals. Keep the good work up.

  118. PAWS has been doing really a very great job for the voiceless. seldom do i come across people who have given their life and soul for this work. People at PAWS have a different purpose in life. i congratulate and wish them luck on their work. i’ll always be available to help them in my own little way.
    A long way to go PAWS.
    Cheers in the name of all good times.

  119. Since nature does not provide supportive care to animals when they are hurt, abandoned, injured or sick, they need PAWS.

    P- Preventing animal cruelty and providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals.
    A- Awareness on raising and understanding animals.
    W- Winsome smile of the team members.
    S- Setting international standards for animal rescue training.

  120. Its great to know this NGO ,, i am also in animal welfare but not connected with any NGO,, u all r doing really a very great job for the poor soul, keep it up.,, 🙂

  121. PAWS under the leadership of Mr. Nilesh Bhanage is been doing a wonderful work of helping animals in Thane and adjoining places since many years now. I know Mr. Bhanage since many years now and have seen him grow day by day helping animals and have worked very hard to bring PAWS to very big lime light. I wish all the very best to PAWS team and render my support for the cause. Great work Nilesh and PAWS, you have been doing wonderful work. Keep it up. Let me know, if I can be of any help any time.

  122. Hey Hey Hey… PAWS rocks all the time…
    The Nilesh and team doing the amazing job in this field. Nilesh planted a small sapling called PAWS and now it is becoming a huge tree day by day…
    All the Best guys..!!!

  123. I am thankful to PAWS for saving countless number of distressed animals on street! Fullfilling the needs of each and every animal is not possible but PAWS is nearly up to the mark! Group of young and hardworking volanteers is the weapon to fight against animal cruelty and many more issues in welfare work! I wish you all the best for your welfare work!

  124. HI To All PAWS Team!!!

    Great Work Done by u all towards those voiceless & helpless creatures and hope will be continuing doing good work in future….

    My best wishes will be always with you all…!!!

  125. hi PAWS
    i am a photographer n i love nature , i salute you who works for the helpless creatures . . . . keep it up . . . . . world need u

  126. Hi Team PAWS
    The work you all are doing is awesome. WIsh there were more people like you.
    If there is anything I can do in any small way, please feel free to let me know.

    All the best for your great work in the year ahead

  127. Hi,
    PAWS is doing a great job and priceless service to the society by taking care of stray and abandoned animals. I admire the passionate efforts of Team PAWS and the volunteers.. Best luck..


  128. The campaigns and projects of PAWS show dedication, compassion and leadership. I hope they inspire other people in India and around the world to also take action on behalf of animals. Please join me in congratulating PAWS on a job well done.

  129. It is a great initiative by Mr.Nilesh Bhanage.. Members & Volunteers of PAWS are fully dedicated to their work. Because of their hardwork now people too are getting involved in helping the animals. Congratulations PAWS for the splendid work you all are doing.. My Best Wishes are with you Team PAWS..:D

  130. Team P.A.W.S. is doing great job for animals and plants…..Its not easy to keep doing this hard work for many years with same dedication and love and also by keeping feet on ground.So salute to u nilesh sir.Also m proud that i am the part of such an NGO.Keep going on and on……
    My best wishes will be always with u…… 🙂

  131. Its like type of friends for animals… they just need you and you are doing a great job!!! Great Work Done by u all towards those voiceless creatures.If there is anything I can do, let me know.

  132. I have no words for the amazing work that Nilesh and his team are doing ~ their compassion and dedication are a credit to the human race. Thank you PAWS, from my heart, for making this world a better place, Very happy to see the work you’re doing, less people showing mercy to mouth less life… i ask god to give more energy and strength to help like the problem animals…. tell is any help from my side i stay in Anekal road Bangalore if any voelanter help from my side i all ways help animals

  133. God bless Nilesh and his team, what fantastic and utmost worthy job they do, without wanting praise or rewards. Keep up the great work, PAWS, friends and volunteers, I wish I could be there to help you!!

  134. I’m so glad you guys are there to look after the animals in Mumbai. I’ve seen some very sorry sights there. Nice to know someone cares. Keep up the good work, You guys are amazing

  135. Nilesh Bhanage and PAWS deserves all the help and appreciation possible for the great work they do. Animal Welfare in a country like India is not easy and to see the tireless efforts of the PAWS team is indeed an inspiration to others. They prove that every body can and should make a contribution however small. It goes a long to help a suffering animal. Keep going guys!

  136. Nilesh Bhanage Ur Jst Dng A vry Good Job …. Hats Of To U , Iam So Glad To See U Tht U CAre For Animals A Lot … I wud Lyk To B Part Of It Wud Seriously Lyk To Hellp U N Be Part Of It .. 🙂

  137. FB & this website helps us keep track of the excellent work done by PAWS..Nilesh , you and your team Rock!! You sure are an inspiration for many budding animal lovers. Keep up the good work.. God Bless..

  138. I don’t say that every citizen should become an animal lover. I don’t say that each one should have pets at home. Respect. That is the least one can do for the voiceless animals and also for the people who are working day and night to make a difference. Open your eyes and raise your voice whenever you see something that pinches you and makes you look away. If it hurts you somewhere, imagine the plight of the animals going through the torture. Become aware of the laws and stand up for the rights of these souls. Become a better human.

  139. A team so dedicated to such a noble cause. You are a testament to the pessimism that exists regarding making a change for animals in India. Good work, good intentions. March on, for the path is long. wishing you courage and hope to offer help wherever possible….

  140. Great work PAWS and Nilesh! Its wonderful what you are doing for the animals. Keep the good work coming!

  141. I love the way PAWS works, Nilesh i’m truely honour’d to help you guys last time for the vaccination which we did in kalyan for the strays, thanks to you guys. The people in that locality has appreciated and have got a very good learning about how a person should love animals. I’m very happy to see that, there are no people in that area who actually hurt strays now.
    Thanks a lot Nilesh.
    Hoping to be a part with PAWS again.


  142. good worked done bye the team member of paws…. protect the animal life doing good deeds ——hats off 2 u all

  143. hi nilesh and the paws team,
    I’m so glad you guys are there to look after the animals in Mumbai and as far as you can reach hats of to you and your team, i really thank you all for being there for the poor stray animals. I’ve seen some very sorry sights there. Nice to know someone cares. Keep up the good work, You guys are amazing

  144. I found Little Cobra outside of House , My Sister called to team PAWS and team reached within 10 mins to my house….. I really appreciate PAWS work and dedication.keep the good work going on and on…. All the best… Do let me know if I can contribute to PAWS.

    Mehul Kanade

  145. It has been a pleasure to watch PAWS grow, step by step. I have been following PAWS’ activities, online and offline, since 2003 and have seen the group come a long way. It is a true response to the growing need of animal care. A forced organisation fails to transcend the message of love and compassion whereas an organisation growing out and flowing like a pure river radiates positive vibes and in the process helps many minds and soul. Thank you PAWS for being such an organisation. The work done on rescue of sick and abandoned animals and the sustained awareness programmes have direct and indirect impact on the lives of hundreds of animals. all the very best to PAWS team. May you grow more and help more. Dr Naveen Pandey. 18th July 2012.

  146. i heard about paws so many times in news, the mission you all are open for all living creature (sirf insan ko chodke ) is really grate , i wish i will also join you all .

  147. Your care and compassion to innocent helpless animals is very evident in your work. Mass educating the people is very crucial in India and it should begin in all schools as a subject to study on social care of animals and campaigning against cruelty of any form. Imagine our World environment without animals, birds, nature or trees, all because we didn’t look after our nature and other species besides ourselves. Our World would look so sad, lonely and miserable having only human species left in it. The work you do of rescue and care contributes to sustaining our environment, helping it to maintain its rich diversity our Creator God provided to us from the beginning of time. We must continue to celebrate its richness, variety and abundance by looking after other creatures we share our world with. After all they have as much right as we have to live and be treated humanely. Thank you Nilesh, Goodicia and your teams for your tireless efforts and very rewarding work you do. Pria, United Kingdom

  148. paws r supercool….really appreciated their work..really proud of nilesh and his team…wish u lots of luck..stay blessed

  149. Excellent work by P.A.W.S. !doing a great job for great cause of animal welfare..
    I would personally like to thank PAWS founder Mr.NILESH BHANAGE for all his hard work and for spreading awareness..you have been an inspiration to all of us..
    Wish you all the best..
    Please let me know if I can be of any help.

  150. when i saw an injured dog on ulhasnagar station, when i saw a sick pup crying on kalyan station, an injured dog in thane east; Nilesh and his gang were there on the spot withing an hr to help the animal. Nilesh and his gang of employees, volunteers are committed and respond immediately for any help needed for any distressed animal.

    – Jitesh Jotwani, Head of People for Animals Pune branch

  151. nice……….. heart touching…….. indeed…… great devotion guys……… keep up the great service…….. and i thank u on behalf of all the animals you rescued, saved, and provided shelter and food…….. thank you…….

  152. thats amazing work u guys doing….. i just want to say all the best nd keep putting ur effort for our beloved furry friend…. keep becoming their voice…… the best part we animal activist is missing quite while is in india is humane education, but i m happy that u guys doing this nd doing it with creatively , what make this more interesting nd give more success ….

  153. Wow!! I am touched by the service you people are doing for those innocent animals. Only people with lot of compassion, care, love in heart can do such great service. This organization, I am sure is chosen one by God. Your organization is such an inspiration for all of animal lovers here. My heartiest wishes to PAW.

  154. Nilesh & PAWS team, I really appreciate and salute the work which you people diligently doing for the stray animals. It shows the greatest of human value. I’ll pray to god to remove all the obstacles from your path. Keep it up guys and may god bless all of you.

  155. Happy to know, PAWS is really keeping up to save animal life and their well-being at this hour of time ……..Congratulations and all the best to keep up all the efforts and for sucessful running …….god bless all…….

  156. All the best to you guys! Hope to see you expanding field work to Mumbai city side as well – esp. for legal cases involving cruelty to street animals and harassment faced by people who are compassionate towards animals. As a suggestion, why don’t you put up a separate section on the site where people can understand these matters and download templates for legal notices, letters, etc that they’d have to write, sicne you’ve already got them ready? And maybe provide the contact details for people who might help with legal advice on these things? Would really help a lot of people I know! As always, you ll always have helping hands here, cheers!

  157. You people are doing grate effort for these innocent poor animals.This is a real inspiration for all.All my god wishes to you people to continue with the work and more people to join with.

  158. Nileshji and folks, If not for you guys at PAWS, many animals in Mumbai would’nt have made much progress with their rescues and rehabilitation in your shelter. My heartfelt wishing the very best to PAWS team. May you grow more and more help to all voiceless souls that you care for.

  159. PAWS is one such wonderful organization which is doing a great job for the welfare of animals, with so much love and dedication by its volunteers. My sincere prayers for the welfare of all its volunteers so that they can carry on with this divinely work. YOU ALL WILL DEFINITELY TOUCH GOD’S HEART.

  160. There are a Lot of animals who get ill treated and sometimes even die due to improper care and facilities. PAWS is doing a very great job helping these animals in every way possible. We support you PAWS. keep up the good deed..!

  161. One thing I have experienced with PAWS is that their rescue team is very prompt and ready to help any time. Nilesh and his team of volunteers are doing a great service to nature and its inhabitants who actually look upto mankind for help and support for sustenance. My kudos to him and his team members who are doing such selfless and precious service to alleviate the living and even the dying conditions of animals staying in and around our houses.I would keep in mind of the requirements that you have posted on ur blog about various items u require in your Murbad centre and will surely donate any of these items whenever I can.

  162. The Work PAWS is doing is really commendable..according to me..It truly really deserves all the respect..tell me how i can help being a student..i wish that we have a PAWS branch in Pune too.!

  163. sir…m very pleased that m part of your organization…i really adore you for your work!
    seriously sir m very thankful to you for doing such an indeed deed for animals..!
    hats off to you!

  164. These are great people and i wish wish wish we had groups like them helping with the animals here in the usa. They are the best example of what animal welfare groups should be about!!!!! AMEN!!!

  165. I still remember the first time I helped a stray dog, nothing much just gave him some thing to eat and further I felt good about him, I was at peace. I thought is there anyone else who does it all, Who help our animals, i was able to feed just one what about all of them? then I saw PAWS, Nilesh and Team are one of the greatest people I know, It takes a lot of courage to do what they do as a daily routine work. Their hardwork and love towards animals is like sacred blessings to us. I wish I could come there and give them my helping hand in their noble cause.

  166. You guys are doing a commendable job with a lot dedication and hard work . I sincerely hopethat more financial support for your activities pour in from all corners so that you can do much more. Kudos to you!!!

  167. I have had instances when I needed help with regards to stray animals and injured birds. The best help was provided by PAWS, just a call and you are guided through how to take care of them till the time PAWS team arrives. Hats off… Save mother earth and living creatures who cannot speak.

  168. Hi PAWS! it gives me immense pleasure 2 visit such a beautiful site wer notin but truth n harsh facts r xposed… May God bless u n giv u ol d strength 2 help more animals in need n to stay strong in tiz inhuman world…..STAY STRONG PAWS!!!!!!

  169. paws well name is nly whch tell tht hw mch all of u care foh all animals ths shws tht hw mch paws hav luv n affectn towrds speechles animals…….n hope so whr evr u all wl need my help thn thr always foh u n keep goin on with the same…….

  170. You guys do an amazing job in one of the most difficult places to do it. I applaud your dedication and endless efforts to help any and every animal in trouble. As an animal rescuer in Thailand – where things are also pretty dire, coming from me, with my understanding of maggot infestations, starvation cases, machete attacks and poisonings, my regard for you holds a lot of weight. I sincerely appreciate all you go through to do what you do, as well as what you do, your sacrifices and pain, the feeling of never really making a difference, because there is so much misery to fight, the disappointment, frustration, anger, hopelessness, but unceasing dedication anyway. Much love to you all, you are angels.

  171. Thanks for being for us..
    Thanks for your endless efforts..
    Thanks for working hard for us..
    Thanks for lending your helping hand..
    Thanks for struggling for us..
    Little four-legged loved ones

  172. I am really pleased to read about your work. I want to help the stray animals and birds at Mira Road. If you can lead me some help I want to go ahead. All organisations are far off from here. By the time they reach here the animals and birds are dead. Samanwita. 9699744696

  173. I have seen pictures of many animals rescued by PAWS team, Great Team efforts. Look forward some time to rescue animal with PAWS team.

  174. The noblest work one can do is to help those creatures who cannot speak for themselves and PAWS is doing that job with great enthusiasm and efforts. From rescuing an injured animal to rehabilitating it, and from organizing vaccination event to organizing awareness programs PAWS has always puts its best efforts, and is the best animal help organization all over Thane. Hats off to their work….. Keep it up guys, you all are doing the most selfless service to others which is beyond appreciation. 🙂

  175. NILESH Tum apni ngo k madhyam se animal welfare k liye jo karya ker rahe ho wah srahniya hai or prernadayak bhi b. BEST OF LUCK FOR FUTURE

  176. Gr8 going PAWS team.

    All the best wishes for your efforts and future.
    You are doing awesome job guys… keep the same moto and strength.

    Sachin Wani
    Property Chef Consulting Services

  177. I am proud being a member of plant and animal welfare society(PAWS).PAWS is doing a great social work for the animal welfare since years and will continue to do the same.

  178. Hello Everyone,

    I’m Raj Karnik volunteer of PAWS and its almost a year working with PAWS
    And I must say that the way this NGO works hats-off to them…
    So much efforts,dedication as well as honesty reflects from their work.
    CEO of Paws Mr.Nilesh Bhanage is a mastermind.
    The way he manages all the calls ,his dedication to his work is just great…
    No wonder the staff is also coordinating.
    Loving animals is not enough…helping them is their difficult condition is what
    I learned from PAWS and thats the reason i love this Organization.
    Come Join this NGO and help us in welfare of animals.

  179. hey i and my friend wants to join PAWS….we just love animals specially dogs…..and we want help the street dogs who are badly injured and effected by dangerous disease we want to help them…..and my question is i am 15 yrs old in this age can i joint PAWS?

    • Good work done by ur group. U can call me at any time if u need any help in court proceeding. In todays life people dont help human being in these circumstance ur group is helping animals is realy great job. Amimal seva is great job comparing to manav seva as they cant demand for help – But i am proud to say that ur group is doing to great jobs thats – MANAV SEVA & PRANI SEVA – Salute to all volunters of paws

  180. PAWS.. Most unique name & no doubt a unique organization as well I’hv seen very closely… No doubt these guys are doing a great job in our society & been recognized by people around! Recently on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, we observed one of the stray dogs in our area in Pendse Nagar was suddenly down with severe illness & all were helpless as we didn’t receive any help from any ambulance services from all over it being Sunday & even festival time. Nilesh Bhanage very kindly offered me Key of his PAWS Ambulance as he didn’t have a driver with him which was a great help for us to help the poor animal. Unfortunately the poor animal didn’t survive, but I appreciate Nilesh’s gesture as well as kind help at that moment!
    Warm Regards,

  181. its a home tht every animal deserves tht u have provided thm nilesh sir n all other which is a very noble thing to do …. u have proved tht humanity still does exists

  182. PAWS is one of the best organisation for me.Nilesh has always been very kind and very helpful.The way this organisation is helping animals is amazing.Whatever happens this organisation is always ready to help animals in every possible way.Nilesh is like Angel and PAWS is a heaven for all animals.PAWS is the one organisation which is helping animals as well as some small blind childrens.Hats Of To PAWS.Nilesh god bless you.PAWS is Best.

  183. PAWS lives upto its name. It works dedicatedly and selflessly for the welfare of plants and animals (birds & reptiles & all other species included). Probably the only NGO which works not only in the area of rescue, treatment, rehabilitation, adoption, ABC but also education and awareness of environment and animal related issues. Nilesh Bhanage, the driving force behind the organisation has dedicated his life to render humane service he to our furry & feathered friends and he encourages and empowers other activists / volunteers to continue the good work. Three cheers to this great organisation and its founder Nilesh !!

  184. PAWS is very much awesome NGO and PAWS work is always appreciative, Mr. Nilesh Bhanage is Good friend of mine he is always ready to Help me in Issues Related to Plants and Animal. PAWS work is Always Remarkable. All Hail To Paws… #Hatsoff #Respect

  185. PAWS Thane ……….Great Work in Central / North Mumbai…………..16 years………From a small team to a huge well co-ordinated team of volunteers Managed by Nilesh……Highly Commendable……Who says young lot are only into mindless living of life and partying………It is a mark of a huge maturity and sensibility for young lot to get into this tremendously challenging , trying at times and highly noble cause of serving strays of all categories. One up dude, Nilesh and your full PAWS Team.

  186. Hello Nilesh. I’d like to thank you for all the help over the years. I wish there were many more people like you to voice the voicess. Thanks.

  187. Hello Nilesh. Thank you for all the help over the years. You’re doing an amazing job. Keep it up. I wish there were more people like you to voice the voiceless and care for their needs. Thank you for reaching out to them.

  188. PAWS has been extremely helpful in rescuing stray animals and birds. They have a strong network with various other organisations that to rescue, conserve and foster animals. Not only do they respond promptly to the issues but are extremely prod in taking actions.
    Kudos to the PAWS Team! Keep up the good work.

  189. Dear Nilesh ,
    You are real Hero for us . By Doing all these great work for Animal & Plants in this Fast & Selfish World is More inspirable to Me And Many more !!!
    I do appreciate you and all Your Team Members and always remember your Words ” Hands That help are holier than words”
    Warm Regards
    Vishal H Gawad.

  190. Good work nilesh remember the first time got yr reference from shirley for kalyan vg problem that female is till now having a good life staying like the queen of that society tks for not letting her suffer that was around 4 yrs ago till today we r in touch…u r a great help to all the mute be it four legged or snakes or two legged birds …

  191. Thanks a lot and very grateful for PAWS team and specially nilesh to help me at night for saving puppy infected by maggots.

  192. As Mahatma Gandhi has said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”, I believe from day 1 PAWS is working hard and giving its best to justify this saying of the great Mahatma by helping the needy animals..We should all help PAWS to help our paws..

  193. ​​
    I have known PAWS and its founder Nilesh since 2008. PAWS animal rescue & environment protection initiatives are excellent & worth replicating.
    I would like to highlight two of their less known initiatives –
    1) PAWS encourages school children to practice compassion towards animals.
    2) PAWS conducts social awareness programs during Kite flying festival (Makar Sankranti) and Diwali (fire crackers).
    PAWS other initiatives include campaigns to promote animal adoptions, anti-rabies drive, tree plantations to name a few. Their Murbad animal shelter is a safe haven for unfortunate animals who receive necessary care. PAWS also makes contribution towards yearly bird race counting program and is a regular participant in several national and international animal welfare conferences.
    I highly appreciate their hard work towards the well-being of animals. I will keep extending my support to them.

  194. So the thing goes like this .. My society had issues with me feeding the dogs .. I lone feeder feed 15 dogs in the society and everyday people harrising , sending letters across charging fines . That’s when I got in touch with Nilesh and now is the day that I am the most relaxed person . Thank you paws and nilesh . Hats off

  195. Hi Sangeet,
    P.A.W.S. is a great organization & doing a fabulous work for animals.
    We had a street dog in our society who was badly injured ,I wanted to help that dog but couldn’t find any scope.Tried for many options but no use finally through internet i got nilesh’s number & details about P.A.W.S., called him, within 1-2 hrs his ambulance cm & took the dog away & after 20-25 days when they called & sended d dog back what i saw was Injury was perfectly OK, dog had a hair cut of his body nicely bath …….
    By seeing this type of enthusiasm work I m Really very very THANKFUL to him & his TEAM

  196. Hello all I just lost my angel she was month old I resued her from other dogs she was lab mix I found her as stray since then I sheltered her as a my family but as she use to get epilepsy we showed her to doctor sje was under meditation but yesterday on 30 December 2014 morng she had attak b4 I can rect she left her last breath in my arms… she was 6 months.. so I have decided to joind animal foundation in volunteering them if u can assist me in this plz help this is only way I to kp my angle soul happy… I want to volunter plz plz reply..


  198. Congratulations to Roshni for a very attractive and user-friendly website. I don’t need to say anything new for the very important humanitarian work being carried out by PAWS.

    • Good work can be done without joining an organization, you take the initiative and paws will be there if you need them.


  199. I have known PAWS since a year and have seen their dedication towards street animals and wildlife. They have a wonderful, enthusiastic team of volunteers who under the supervision of the founders Nilesh Bhanage and Anuradha work towards the better service of the animals. I wish them all the best for their future endeavors and continue their selfless service towards the animals.

  200. Great work. I wish to provide some arrangement for water for animals including birds maybe every 1 to 2 km especially during summer they hunt for water. Can you provide me with some help or guidance. Water is the most essential element for any living being. Also I wish to join your NGO and provide help in whatever way I can. Please guide me for the same. Thanks a ton.

  201. I am with this organisation, fron almost 5 years… but still the truth and dedication towards society inspired me always…. I participited as per my time, but every time I learn positive energy n living spirit from u all u guys… keep up the good work… n I will try to stay long with till I survive…. hats off to you guys team work… coz this is team spirit n we got good inspirational young team..

  202. Hello got up as a fan of your organization I am an animal lover and recently due to rash driving 4 stray dogs died whom I used to feed and they used to play with me I am depressed after the fourth one I want to join you and I request for it I actually want to do something as a tribute to them please help and support me .. I live in vasai which is nearby Mumbai and work in a social working group Team-x please mail me at if you can help me join you I am also an cyber geek and know Photoshop and many more if you need any help please inform me I will take up our work as an chance to prove myself dineshkosgi47@gmail.com

  203. Guys u doing good jobs and i want to really work with paws
    I am from mumbai
    8898038750 plz contact me
    I am animals lover ^_^ save animals.

  204. We had sent a stray dog for the critical ear injury and infection. Its just great treatment at PAWS and we are ver happy to see the recovered stray dog.. Thanks to all Team especially Mr. Nilesh who is always positive in communication and hats off to entire team for dedication . God bless you all where the four legged world is sure about the recovery

  205. You are doing great work Mr. Nilesh Bhanage through your organisation PAWS for animals birds etc
    Handling healthy pets and helping sick injured animals birds or snake handling is altogather different work.You have attended my calls of rescue then only I realised the difference
    Great job !!!!!!

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