PAWS DISASTER MGMT REPORT 2016
26th May, 2016 a blast occurred at the chemical factory in MIDC, Dombivli. Two out of four reactors caused this magnanimous blast which killed 3 people and injured around 100 people. Deepesh Mhatre, the local Shiv Sena Leader called up PAWS Dombivli that a bull was injured near the blast site, and it was also tied up, hence he could not escape. No sooner this was heard, Nilesh Bhanage, founder of PAWS swung into action & with his team of volunteers reached to the blast site to rescue the bull.
Thereafter, on receiving several calls from locals around, PAWS sent its ambulance immediately to check for other injured animals. They found 2 dogs who had unfortunately died under the debris of the blast. Also, an injured kingfisher bird has been rescued by PAWS. Several Crows & Pigeons were dead cause of shock. All the dead bodies sent to Murbad Center for burial & injured birds brought 2 PAWS office.