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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Today, animal welfare in Thane district has reached to a degree where people have started looking up to NGOs for helping an injured animal. All thanks to the Plants & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) who acted as the guardians of animals and made this day possible where one phone call to the PAWS helpline number takes care of all your problems. The situation was not the same when PAWS started as a young NGO giving first aid to injured animals on the streets. At then PAWS did not have an ambulance, but few dedicated members took on their bikes and the first aid box to avail help for the injured animals on the streets. Time passed by and today PAWS boasts of having a couple of full-fledged ambulances serving to the needs of helpless animals. It’s no longer the same old PAWS. It has evolved to a degree where one can clearly say it has been a revolution, a certain youth movement where volunteers kept joining in the service of animals and the total number has surpassed beyond 200 and it’s increasing every single day. PAWS – a young NGO that was always determined to stand on its feet inspite of all the hard times. That’s the history of PAWS.

Geographic areas served: Thane District

Community Stories

154 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

yk11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been a thorough privilege been a part of this organisation and witnessing d outstanding animal welfare work paws is doing. More strength and prosperity to this ngo

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws is an NGO which has been completely dedicated to its cause since it's inception. And it has been an absolute privilege being a part of it

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very blessed to get in touch with such people. They are working effortlessly for strays. Hope their work will be recognized at top level.

Shibu C.

Donor

Rating: 5

PAWS has made relentless efforts for the cause of our four legged furries.

jaya.jj

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Whether its floods , hot , cold or even covid pandemic PAWS never stop to work for animals . I always had and still have faith on this organization that they will give their best to save these innocent beings.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nilesh has helped me to understand animal welfare . I have known PAWS since 2009 . It's one of the most honest and hard working NGO which i have ever worked with . We've all been part of vaccination and rescue drives . It was an honour to know PAWS and it's activities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dedicated to the good of Animals,A great place to learn everything about the animals.
Always on the for the cause of animals.
The working environment is really enjoyable,supporrtive and friendly.
Great team co-ordination.
Any emergency in the case of animals PAWS try their level best to help the unheard.

dev14321

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic Work,Very Quick Service , Ability To work in Any Condition .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Plants And Animals Welfare Society Is Very Helpful Orgnization for Street Animals.24 hours Available For Rescue Of Animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have been carrying great work always. Keep it up!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Good and supportive team, conducting regular vaccination drives for strays in and around Thane district.

Hariharan R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined this organisation last year on September, the main reason was no ngo works for animals as much as they do. The founder himself works day and night, call him anytime and hes available, thats how much he cares about animals, and the volunteers were even active during quarantine, volunteers turned into feeders during quarantine, thats how much paws has had an impact on us as humans. It changed me and i know it has changed many volunteers lives. Whoever read this please let the world know how much paws works for animals even birds, Im not saying PETA doesn't do anything, but PAWS as an ngo that rescues and works for them is underrated compared to other famous organisations. They literally exist so that animals can live in peace

Client Served

Rating: 5

P.A.W.S helped me adopt a street day last year (Dec 2019) process was hassle free. Even during COVID-19 Pandemic they guided me so well that my PET didn’t had to suffer.
Thanks P.A.W.S

Ashit S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are really doing a good job.. Visited this place once and they gave us a tour of the place around. this Ngo is really taking good care of the abandoned dogs and various such animals . You can also contribute to a particular accident dog where the expense will go for that dog it self or you can do a monthly donation that goes for the expenses like food and other products.

Abhishek N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is a well organised NGO, they provide treatment for all kind of animals, birds, etc.. being a volunteer I learned a lot of things. Nilesh sir is also very helpful and has diverse knowledge on all kind of animals.

Vishal K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place for animals. The way they work for the welfare of animals it's quite noteworthy. Hats off to them. Quite a good working experience.

Amol S.

Advisor

Rating: 5

PAWS also arranges different first aid camps for all types of animals and also hold lectures to teach first aid to college & school students, and create awareness about the social cause.

Abhishek S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome working NGO (PAWS).
As an volunteer i got many things to learn Regarding Animal welfare, Laws for animals, etc.
They organize Vaccination Drives every weekend, Awareness programs, Rescues, and more.
I would suggest, the one who is planning to join any NGO to learn animal welfare should join PAWS.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hats off to PAWS. Doing great job towards Animal welfare. And Also Protecting Strays from Rabies by Organising Anti-rabies vaccination drives. Treating the strays with proper medications when needed. The volunteers are very cooperative and helpful for any emergence.
Massive work By PAWS.

Ambrish P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paws is one of the NGOs I can blindly trust and send any animal for treatment and I know that best testament will be given to them. Nilesh has been very supportive. I wish we had many more paws in our country. Keep it up guys.

1 Alekha S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Paws is very good NGO.They are working very hard for animals.Paws had always been helpful for me when it comes to animals.They have helped me in my society matter where all societ members where harassing society dogs.That time Nilesh warned them by sending Notice to the society.Their volunteers are also very helpful plus very well trained.Nilesh is doing great job.I wish there should be more ngo's like PAWS. Thankyou Paws.

1 Eunicia V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been a volunteer of PAWS from last 4years... Highly active and always ready to help when in need... Got to learn a lot of things about animal Care & treatment...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS doing great job for save the life of animal and survive during trouble..such a great work.salute again....

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's one of the best NGO which i have came across. It really creates impact from spreading awarness to conducting vaccination drives for stray dogs.

Jignesh R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best NGO who's ready to help midnight too

1 Nilesh P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws Always Run for Needy One Strays is Very Helpful to homeless Stray Once's I like to be a part of it...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost 7 years now, and work done by PAWS is commendable. Hats off to the team. Standing tall amidst criticism and working hard for the welfare of animals is what PAWS is known for!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is the best org. which helps each and every animal,who is needy.I became part of PAWS 2 or 3 months ago.And m loving this job as a volunteer..!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent services, dedicated volunteers, equipped with a hard working staff & a hospital.
Wish P.A.W.S more strength and blessings in continuing the great work they do.

Bhushan P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I knw paws from last 2 or 3 months only but i am extremely happy that the way they organize vaccination camp and rescue operation for voiceless..

1 Shubha S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known PAWS for last 5 years, I have nothing but utmost respect for their work. Seen them in action first hand, I have been fortunate in meeting some of genuine volunteers who believe in doing than merely offering lipservice towards welfare of animals. Excellent response time to rescue calls.

2 Raj_

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best NGO's that is dedicated to its mission of helping animals in distress. 7+ years of experience with PAWS, having witnessed all the struggles of running the NGO and pooling in every penny to save animals, PAWS dedicatedly works all year round to provide best possible treatment for injured animals. As recent as 13th March'19, PAWS volunteer rescued a kitten from a 50 ft. deep well and this is just one of the several daring feats that PAWS has taken to help animals. Hats off to their dedication!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best non profit animal NGO I have seen so far. Its been a great pleasure to work with these people who are way too helpful and gentle in a good many ways. I am working with them for the past 5 months and having a very great time working with these guys. Wishing them all the very best..... ^_^

2 rohitsatwase

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer myself, I can say that PAWS has been working selflessly for animal welfare. The services it provides continually keeping in mind it runs on non profit basis is commendable.
Hope people notice PAWS through its work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best organisations that do genuine work for animal welfare and it has the best rescue response rate with a wide base of young dynamic volunteers willing to help in times of distress. Highly recommended.

3 Truly D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A small seed has turned into a big tree, nilesh bhanage sir, and his volunteers work day and night tirelesslyto save a voiceless soul, their hardship has come longway.... i hope paws grows more big to help the voiceless innocent souls..all the very best to Paws Ngo team..

3 Bhavana D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best ngo ever i have seen. They treat personally to every animal comes to their hospital. They release them once get cured. Thanx to paws

2 Reema Subhash D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws is the best ngo to treat homeless stray babies. They personally care for every animal comes to their hospital and release them after treatment.

5 Dipti J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws is the best place to help animals in distress through volunteering..

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hats off to the dedication and efforts of PAWS for helping and giving proper treatment to stray animals. Keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am volunteering paws from 14 years and it give me 100% satisfaction to work for needy animals, thanks PAWS

3 Bhaskar I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I bhaskar iyer am a volunteer for last 8 yrs with Paws.Nilesh sir is always a helpful person he personally take care for all animals also Paws has received many Indian and international awards nilesh sir thx for keeping us with you as a part of your team.we wish more and more success for Paws in future.
Thank you
Bhaskar Iyer

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's an honour to be a part of PAWS and I feel so privileged that I get this opportunity to serve our furry friends through PAWS.

Cheers for PAWS...!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is a really helpful NGO. The work they do for stray animals is awesome

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a dog injured in my area. Reported it to paws and ambulance came to pick him up same day. Gave regular updates on his condition and fixed his health.

Great work PAWS

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best NGO working for stray animals.It is doing great job with it's team.

4 thisisrajmaru

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When talking about animal NGO's in general, PAWS is the perfect example of a reaponsible NGO. Everything is crystal clear from Financial income and expenditure, no. Of cases handled domestic and Wildlife, donations in-kind received and how they were used, adoptions, etc. If anyone finds it hard to believe, visit their office or their rescue center or their events and you will be sure of it.

Activities of PAWS: Handling injured animal/bird cases, wildlife rescue and release, vaccination drive all over mumbai, awareness programs in educational institutions and companies, adoptions, society cases, surgeries, and more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is always on the forefront to help animals in distress. If you call PAWS, you will get help, if not immediately but definitiely. It covers a huge area and provides excellent services whether it is treating animals in distress; to running an animal rescue center smoothly; organising antirabies events; creating awareness by doing awareness events in schools, colleges, corporates; teaching people about first aid, animal law; Actively helping in animal adoptions; undertaking various projects like Magic Collar, Beat the Heat, Sparrow Homes; Raising funds for animals by doing fund raisers; teaching volunteers domestic & wildlife rescue and release, aspects of bird watching; and so many more..... PAWS has been working tirelessly for animal welfare since last 17 years and will continue to do it with the same dedication and commitment. With PAWS, you have to learn animal welfare and not just being an animal lover. One of the best NGO's. A few pics to help understand what is PAWS and how efficiently does it work.

3 Regha P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best ever NGO and team I've worked with! Proud PAWS volunteer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Happy and proud being an active volunteer of PAWS Family! The best!

3 Vijender N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best NGO in Mumbai and doing great job in helping our four legged freinds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws is one of the best NGO for animals .They r really doing great job.

3 Pradeep V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best NGO, good work done with all team, Mr. Nilesh is doing a wonderful and fantastic job

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS always tries to help maximum number of animals

3 Poornima M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I called up for an injured cat ,they responded immediately and picked up that cat the very next day and the cat was 22 days in house care(murbad center of PAWS).

2 Lekha H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws really work as a real.NGO. They work without expectation of praise or any type of profit. I asked their help for one injured stray dog and they were really helpful and did a great job.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws provide a nice platform for ppl those who wants to help our four leggie friends,

2 Saurabh K.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am new member in this charaty .i attained only one event .i really enjoyed

3 Sadhana S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All time Active NGO
Loved the positive response towards the needy Animals.
Great Job.

3 Abhishek S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS always helps Animals in need.
Massive Respect...
Excellent work..

3 Ajay R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always seen PAWS helping animals in distress and organising many tree plantation drives. Exceptional NGO

1 AWARE

Volunteer

Rating: 4

One star less, as we wanted more time of nilesh. He has practical knowledge and all the know how's related to animals. We all enjoyed his lecture. We would like to call him to Indore as often as possible.

2 Golu A.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I'm really thankful to paws dombivali who has treated dogs from my school premises .P. A. W. S. is the name I Rely upon .All thanks to Nilesh for his cooperation .Hope there will be continuous effort to rescue suffering strays by tracing them throughvolunteers.

2 Priyamvada K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very dedicated team who reach out to injured animals. More power to them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Out of my many experiences with PAWS, one has been of a dog with VG. He was in a very very bad condition,to the extent that he could not pee. PAWS took him, and even after sessions of chemotherapy, his swelling kept returning. But they persevered, and after 2 long months, he was ok! I think it was only due to the spirit of not giving up till he was completely OK which needs to be appreciated.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PAWS is the best NGO always helping us to treat & sterilized stray Animals. I appreciate efforts taken by PAWS by organising seminars which educate us how to treat and handle animals. Especially i thank Nilesh to make me animal lover & care taker insted of Psyco lover.
theteam of paws volunteers is wonderful & dedicated it is the best example of team work.since years i am with PAWS. Yesterday only my pup came healthy from hospital had hair line fracture.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i was vry helpless when i wanted to help these two voiceless souls but no came up to my help as we are miles away from mumbai..we were in palghar ..There jus one of my post n mr nilesh bhange reached out to my help..we got the dogs with huge tumour rescued n successfully operated in murbad n now they are in post operative care..
i whole heartedly thanks the selfless work towards the voiceless soul by paws...
They deserve the bow

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's a very hardworking organization..Proud of u PAWS..Good job Guyzzz.Keep going;-):-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have many rescue stories wherein stray life was saved with the help of paws team.But would like to share the one wherein paws saved life of one of the stray who was injured and maggots were on the wound.A stray in my uncles apartment was injured due to the belt which was tied around his neck.The iron buckle which helps tightened the belt slowly kept pricking the dogs skin and it made a deep hole in the neck which turned in a very big wound and maggots made the case more worse.Just one phone call was made to paws as dogs condition was worst and they not just got him admitted but released him only after the wound was completely healed and that too without any expectations.Dog was released in very healthy condition by the team.Thanks to team Paws for all the rescues, anti rabies drive, getting abandoned animals adopted and the organising events to educate people regarding animal welfare.....Vaishali Satish Kamath

2 Soumi M.

Donor

Rating: 5

PAWS is doing a wonderful job by educating the layman the significance of caring for animals, and yet at the same time not spoiling the environment around us. The volunteers of PAWS are spread across Mumbai, and it does a wonderful job to not only treat as many street animals it can, but also tends and rehabilates birds and wildlife to their safe environment. The NGO has been putting its consistent efforts to reduce the human- animal conflict through awareness programs, vaccination drives, tree plantation programs in various vicinities, educational institutions and corporate sectors too. It is lovely to have a young brigade NGO like PAWS working tirelessly for the animals and environment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is a NGO which concentrates itself not only with rescuing domestic animals and wildlife with its team of enthusiastic volunteers, but works hard to create awareness of preserving and respecting the nature in various schools for the next generation. God bless their team spirit.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws helpd us in a animal cruelty case and served justice for stray Animals

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Very impressed with Plant and Animals Society-PAWS , one call and all the volunteers came promptly to inject all the strays in the locality...Have been following them on social media even posed for the calendar