Hands that help are holier than lips that pray…
NUMBER OF ANIMALS RESCUED SINCE AUGUST 2001
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…
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.
WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EMERGENCY SERVICE AS AMBULANCE SERVICE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 12:30 NOON TO 3:00PM ONLY.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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