PAWS MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER
Edited By Sadhana Sabharwal
This Issue Contains –
- Message from Team PAWS
- Your Attention Please!
- Rescue Notes & Cruelty Cases
- Volunteers Who Made This Month Remarkable
- Press & Net Corner
- Anti-Rabies Drives
- Murbad Rescue Center News
- Conferences / Workshops / Training / Awareness / Visitors
- Fundraising & Donations
- In-kind Donations
- Tree Cutting / Pet Dogs / Society Feeding Cases
- Your Chance to Help Our Noble Cause
- MESSAGE FROM TEAM PAWS:
Costs of operating the PAWS are rising, our expenditure comes to Rs. 2.25 lakh p.m. We are in need of more monthly contributors, who can support our rescue activities each month by donating a regular sum of money. Kindly spread the word too!
- YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:
PAWS are always in need of funds as it is fully dependent on local donations from animal lovers, volunteers & valuable supporters like you. Even a small contribution will make a difference to the lives of the injured animals.
For Direct Transfer of Donations –
Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd.
Branch: Dombivli, MIDC Branch
A/C. No.: 008801026804
Name of A/C: ‘PLANT AND ANIMALS WELFARE SOCIETY’
IFSC Code: ICIC0000088
- OUR RESCUE NOTES & CRUELTY CASES:
PAWS operates in and around Dombivli-Kalyan towns of Thane district, our team was busy handling different types of rescue calls this month.
# This month, PAWS Team attended & rescued a total of 90 animals (An average of 3 cases per day) including 50 Pups, 32 Dogs, 7 Cats, 1 Kitten. Some animals were given immediate first aid treatment by our local vets Dr. Sanmit Raje, Dr. Rohit & Dr. Lalitha Gopalan. The rest were sent to PAWS Murbad Rescue Center for hospitalization. According to the type of injury / disease case received by PAWS, they were attended to by Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (LDO) & Dr. Dharmaraj Raibole (LDO).
# PAWS office was busy handling a total of 10 bird cases this month with 2 average of birds each week, while some were released on the same day, most of the birds were immediately hospitalized after proper isolation & treated, with due intimation to Kalyan forest department. Some were admitted to SPCA. Bird species which were rescued and treated include Barn Owl, Pigeon, House Sparrow, Cuckoo & House Crow.
# Team PAWS also rescued Squirrel which was immediately released.
# 3 KITTENS were given for adoption.
# Total of 12 wildlife rescue calls were attended in this month successfully by Team PAWS which included 10 birds, 1 Common Cobra, 1 Fruit Bat.
# A Total of 133 strays were given vaccinations the month of March 2017.
# Total reach to animals this month is 263.
- VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THIS MONTH REMARKABLE:
Thanks to all young volunteers who contributed to our cause this month & made PAWS remarkable…Hats off to Team PAWS!!
Help in vaccination Drives:
A special thanks Our Co- Founder Anuradha volunteers Raj Maru, Sadhana, Madhubala, Tanvi, Saurabh, Lekha, Abhishek, Devendra, Eunicia, Regha, and others for their active participation in PAWS’ Anti- Rabies Vaccination Drives.
Donations, Fundraising, Exhibitions, Events & Donations Pick-ups:
We thank our volunteers Sadhana, Bhaskar for their help in fundraising events, Individual donations, medicines donations & others donation Pickups.
- PRESS & NET CORNER:
# PAWS Featured in Times of India’s Kalyan-Dombivli Plus Supplement.
# PAWS is always at the forefront in networking sites & social networking, to get closer to all supporters, volunteers & members. PAWS has following websites, where in you can post comments, on our updated homepage:
# We have campaign websites:
# PAWS conducted many projects & activities during the year, have a look here –
# PAWS also has its own TV on YouTube, You can subscribe to it….
# PAWS Group has more than 5500 subscribers on Facebook, wherein they regularly receive updates on rescues
# PAWS also has its own page on Facebook with 1000 supporters, click on ‘LIKE’ and “FOLLOW” button.
# PAWS is also on twitter, you can follow:
PAWS Founder Mr. Nilesh also has his own fan page & Facebook profile:
- MONTHLY METROPOLITAN VACCINATION DRIVES FOR STRAYS:
Team PAWS is always at the forefront and proactive with local animal activists in making the city Rabies-Free. We conduct multiple anti- rabies drives every month.
# FREE Anti-Rabies Vaccination Drive was conducted @ Pendse nagar & Milap nagar in Dombivli on 07/3/2017
# FREE Anti-Rabies @ Kalwa and Lodha on 17/3/2017
# FREE Anti-Rabies / Tetanus Camp for Horses @ Matheran on 15/3/2017
In this current financial year 2016-17, Team PAWS organized 38 Anti-rabies drives & Team PAWS vaccinated 2343 animals against rabies and 87 animals were treated with first aid during Drives.
In past financial year 2015-16, Team PAWS organized 50 Anti-rabies drives & Team PAWS vaccinated 1,885 Animals against rabies and 60 animals were treated with first aid during Drives.
- MURBAD RESCUE CENTRE:
PAWS started its own rescue center, spread over 1 acre land at Crystal Homes Premises in Murbad in November 2010. The land was gifted by Hon. Minister Smt. Maneka Gandhi. We treat various injured animals, rescued animals there.
In November 2016, Murbad Center Celebrated 5 years of successful running.
## Infrastructure Updates:
#In January 2017, with help from House of Anita Dongre Ltd, PAWS started renovation.
Building of new OT, Reception and Toilet
#In April 2015 we constructed a new shelter for crippled animals as an addition to our Murbad Shelter.
#In financial year 2013-14, we have installed following things
New Grills & Sheds
Solar Street Lights 2 Nos.
750 Liters Water Tank Installation
Carpet for Accident Recovery Ward
#In financial year 2012-13, we have installed following things
OPD Room Renewal
Distemper Ward Making
Accident Recovery Ward Making
#In financial year 2010-11, we built kennels & basic infrastructure.
In MARCH 2017 month PAWS Murbad Rescue Center received & treated following numbers of cases:
Total In-coming Patients – 49
Dogs – 18
Cats – 2
Pups – 0
Kitten – 0
We also look after many residential animals in center
Resident Animals Total – 21
Dogs – 19
Pup – 00
Cats – 2
Kittens – 00
Catt;e / Calf – 0
Breed Pets – 0
Total Animals received @ center in this month – Resident + Patient = 70
## Our Monthly Urgent Needs:
We started using the place in November 2010. Our Staff & Security salary goes up to 95,000/- each month & total cost of running services for a month goes up to 2,25,000/- which including hospital medicines, cleaning material, animals food etc. It is a hard task for us to collect this much money every month, but we do our best & gather the money required for our rescue operations. But we really cannot spare a single rupee for repairs & development work. The Rescue center is in desperate need of makeover & we need a minimum of 25,00,000/- to get it built in proper shape with the required facilities.
Please spread the word. Donation in kind like medicines, kitchen utensils, dog food, cleaning material etc. are always welcome & all in-kind donations will be acknowledged.The photos of our center are uploaded on Facebook, please have a look –
- CONFERENCE / WORKSHOPS / AWARENESS / VISITORS:
# Following day’s posters made and circulated:
1st March – World Pig Day
3rd March – World Wildlife Day
13th March – Holi
14th March – Save a Spider day
20th March- World Sparrow Day
22nd March – World Water Day
- FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS:
Various NGO’s are fighting on a day-to-day basis on the streets to rescue animals, look after them, try and give them a better life than the streets’ – Hunger, Cold, Heat & struggle for survival. This made us stop and think for a moment…we decided to takeup the cause at a larger scale & started PAWS. We face thousands of hurdles each year, with compassion under the PAWS Banner. People assume that NGOs’ must provide on-lip-call service, free service, and round-the-clock service anytime there is an emergency with an animal on street, highway & so on…
However, very few think about the what goes behind providing these services; handling daily help lines, rescue calls, wildlife rehab, services on time, staff management, getting resources like food, medicines, money etc. But some kind-hearted people think beyond an injured animal on street.
# Fundraising Stall @ Dog-A-Fair:
PAWS Team organized a fundraising stall at DOG A’Fair. On 18th March and 19th March Team PAWS Consisting of Nilesh, Sadhana, Tanvi, Glen, Pratik, Regha, Abhishek, Anuradha, Ajay, Devendra. Participated in 2 Days and raised Rs. 19,500.
# Monthly Contributions:
PAWS supporters Manish Mittal, Jaiganesh M, Vasantgopi Mudaliar , Vitrag Jain Mitra Mandal, Sanjeev Kumar, Supriyo Mukherjee, Nisha Tellis, Firoza Chavda & Subramanian contributed in our monthly Donation Scheme.
# Monetary Donations:
We also thank our donors who contributed this month for various projects & Day-To-Day functioning… (Donations Rs. 1,000/- or above)
Ajay Raghunath, Sunjewels Pvt Ltd, Rochelle Suri, Kulin Ramdas, Vasantgopi Mudaliar, Shivprasad Phadke, Susan Jacob, Pavithran Ramaswamy, Priyanka Patil, Sudarshan Kumar, Bakul Khatau, Nisha Tellis, Jay Thakkar, Jamshid Dalal, Shraddha Hate, Tilak Dutta, Mastek Foundation and Runner Marketing Private Limited.
# Sparrow Homes:
# Audited Reports:
Past 3 Years Audited Financial Reports Of The Trust Are Now Uploaded On PAWS Website.
They are visible on following Link…
You can like page & even write comment on the home page.
- IN-KIND DONATIONS:
PAWS accepts old clothes, newspapers, scrap, old books, money from sale of these items goes for life saving work by PAWS. If you would like to donate any of these items call/message PAWS on 9820161114.
- SOCIETY PET DOG / STRAY FEEDING / TREE CUTTING CASES:
In this financial year, we @ PAWS received many complaints on stray feeding issues. PAWS immediately sent notices to the concerned, got forms filled from animal volunteers on feeder cards and provided them with copies of legal details & posters.
# PAWS sent a stern notice to the managing committee of Shankeshwar Darshan CHS, Kalyan west on 2nd, March, 2017 who were troubling stray Dogs in their area.
# PAWS sent a stern notice to the managing committee of Adarsh Nagar B, CHS Prabhadevi on 7th March, 2017 who were troubling stray Cats in their area.
# PAWS sent a stern notice to the managing committee of Swastik Alps CHS, Thane West On 20th March, 2017 who were troubling stray Dogs in their area.
# PAWS sent a stern notice to the managing committee of Nilgiri CHS, Mumbai On 23rd March, 2017 who were troubling stray Dogs in their area.
If you are facing any such problem please send us the details of the problem via e-mail with the name of the society, the chairman’s name & address and your name & address on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- YOUR CHANCE TO HELP A NOBLE CAUSE:
Your small contribution would make a big difference! With two ambulances, trained volunteers and four staff member, being in possession of an entire animal rescue gear and medical kit, PAWS works tirelessly throughout the year. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer with PAWS or wanting to donate, may call us on 9920777536 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Donation Cheque /DD’s can be drawn in the name of ‘Plant & Animals Welfare Society‘ on the address given below:
Dr. Mukharji Road, Near Nehru Ground,
Dombivli (East) 421201, Maharashtra, India.
As a registered NGO, PAWS will send you a receipt & Tax Exemption certificate for all your donations at the earliest.
Many thanks, Best wishes and Love from all of us.
Plant & Animals Welfare Society – PAWS is
*Affiliated with World Wide Animal Society (WWAS), UK.
*Organizational Partner of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D).
*Member Society of ‘Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations’ (FIAPO).
*Organizational Partner of International Bird Conservation Network (IBCN).
*Member Society of World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK.
*Associated with International Organization for Animal Protection (IOAP).
*Affiliated with World Animal Net (WAN) Directory, USA.
*Registered under the Society’s Registration Act XXIX of 1960 with registration No. Maha/587-2001/Thane dated 7th July 2001, Thane.
*Registered with the Charity Commissioner as Trust with registration No. F 9600 – Thane vide certificate dated 11th September 2001, Thane.
*Donations are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act 1961, as per Certificate no. THN/C.I.T.-1/TECH.1/80G/86/2011-12/1825 valid for life time.
*Registered Under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide letter dated May 01, 2002. Letter No. THN/CIT-III/J&T/184/2002-Thane.
*Recognized by ‘Animal Welfare Board of India’ (AWBI), Ministry of Forests & Environment, GOVT. OF INDIA, Chennai.
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