About Us

PAWS (Plant and Animals Welfare Society), was founded in 2001 by the young and dynamic Nilesh Bhanage and his college friends.PAWS was officially registered in 2001 and it got a lease of life when Ahmednagar SPCA donated its ambulance to PAWS in the first official year of its operations.

PAWS has a network of 300 registered members connected via a google group and off these about hundred dedicated volunteers who take turns to contribute their skills, be it rescuing all kinds of birds and animals, providing first aid, designing brochures and other awareness literature and hosting fundraisers and awareness events etc.

PAWS officially got access to a Rescue Centre of its own in the year 200,  thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Maneka Gandhi & Pritish Nandy of People For Animals which operated in that premises in 1994-95 and the place was lying unused ever since. This rescue centre is located at Murbad, about 45 kms away from Dombivli.

You Have the Power to save the Animals.



Mr. Nilesh Bhanage

Phone  :  +91 9920777536 , +91 9820161114

Presently working as Executive Director & CEO in management category in Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS).


To create co-existence between mankind and wildlife.


To engage youth by supporting wildlife conservation through rescue and awareness.


  •  To rescue fauna and to protect flora.
  •  To Spread awareness about existence of flora and fauna and train youngsters to protect wildlife

They Need Your Help!

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