CEO’s Profile


Nilesh Bhanage

Tel :  +91 9920777536

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

Email : pawsnilesh@gmail.com


Memberships & Recognitions:

  • Hony. Animal Welfare Officer – Govt. of India since July 2002 till 2007

(Which authorizes a person to initiate action against cruelty inflicted upon Wildlife & Stray, Pet Animals)

  • Member of Animal Birth Control Committee – Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation.

(Which undertakes Control on Stray animal’s population by humane methods within municipal limits)

  • Hony. Animal Welfare Officer – ‘Animal Welfare Board of India’ since 1999 also Hony. Animal Welfare Officer from Committee to supervise Animal Laws in Maharashtra, Mumbai High Court.
  •  Member of  “People for Animals” – India’s largest charity for Animal Welfare.
  •  Started Animal Welfare work at the age of 18.
  •  Founder Trustee of “Plant & Animals Welfare Society” – PAWS, a charity established in Thane Dist. to protect wildlife and provide medical help to stray animals.
  •  Nominee for Animal Experimentation Committee in New Bombay.
  •  Founder Trustee of New Bombay Animal Lovers Association.
  •  Attended “Asia for Animals Conference” in Singapore 2005, Chennai 2007 & Bali 2008, Singapore 2010 representing PAWS. Was speaker at 2010 conference & also conducted workshop on ‘Working with Volunteers’. Also attended first “India for Animals” Conference 2011 held in Chennai.  Participated in 2nd “South East Asian Meeting on Wildlife Conservation” held @ Bangkok.
  •  Received ‘Certificate of Recognition’ from president of PETA, Ms. Ingrid Newkirk in February 2007.
  •  Actively involved with NSS and Social Work during college years. Also received Best Camper award in NSS.
  •  17 years of experience in “Snake rescue & Wildlife rescue” and Rehab.
  •  Executive to first Managing committee of ‘Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations’ (FIAPO) on communications & Outreach.
  •  Member of PETA India & life member of Maharashtra Pakshimitra.

Achievements & Awards:

  • Received Kokan Ratna Award of Year 2015 Held at Dombivili.
  • PAWS appeared in Limca Book of Records as “India’s Youngest Animal Rehabilitation Team” in 2005.
  • Conducted successful census of “Captive Elephants of Maharashtra” in year 2006 under PAWS banner.  Scientifically studied more then 35 captive elephants from Satara, Sangali, Thane, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Solapur etc.
  • PAWS received award from Sushil Kumar Sharma Foundation, Gwaliar for Environment Protection in 2009.
  • PAWS was selected as ‘Non-Profit of the Month’ in May 2005 by Karmayog Website for its ‘Outstanding service to the society’.
  • PAWS started Thane district’s first Ambulance service for animals which were also first service for animals in Kalyan-Dombivli. Today more than 1300 animals are rescued yearly.
  • PAWS helps more than 1200 stray & wild animals, birds and reptiles every year under self leadership.
  • Today PAWS boosts more then 200 active volunteers across district for various activities like fundraising, Rescue, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Publicity and Education & Awareness.
  • PAWS organizes maximum no. of vaccination camps for cattle and helps over 100 cattle every year.
  • PAWS regularly organizes Anti-rabies vaccination camps which covers over 600 stray dogs every year in Thane & Mumbai districts.
  • PAWS provided medical help to over 600 buffalo’s caught in Floods during May 2005. PAWS also distributed fodder & carried out flood relief operations.
  • PAWS organizes and conducts awareness programs in more than 30 NGOs, schools, educational institutes.
  • As a founder of PAWS, invited in many schools, colleges, institutions and social organizations to present a speech on wildlife rescue and rehab, animals welfare as well as Vegetarianism.
  • PAWS has celebrity supporters like John Abraham as Patron.  Also famous personalities like Pritish Nandy, Maneka Gandhi, Anjoo Mahendroo, Abhay Deol, Seema Rehmani, Ashmit Patel, Hema Malini, Rajiv & Dilnaz Paul, Sandip Soparrkar helps and support PAWS.

Personal Information:

Presently working with PAWS as CEO in management category.

Date of birth: 10th June 1979

E-mail :  pawsnilesh@gmail.com

Web sites :

www.pawsasia.org

http://stopequineabuse.webs.com/

www.bancityelephants.webs.com

http://pawsprojects.webs.com/

www.freewebs.com/pawsproducts

Videos :

http://www.youtube.com/user/PAWSTV1

Facebook :

More then 5,000 friends receives updates on animal welfare on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/nileshbhanage

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “CEO’s Profile

  1. It’s great to be connected with you Nilesh, you are a gem of a person….great work…and great to be associated with PAWS!

  2. doing a great job
    saving Innocent creatures is the real work. may god give u more strength and u go ahead and save more life.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s