PAWS MAY 2013 NEWSLETTER
Edited By Team PAWS
This Issue Contains -
1. Message From Team PAWS
2. Urgent Appeal By PAWS
3. Rescue Notes & Cruelty Cases
4. Volunteers Who Made This Month Remarkable
5. Press & Net Corner
6. Anti-Rabies Drives
7. Murbad Rescue Center News
8. Conferences / Workshops / Trainings / Awareness / Visitors
9. Fundraising & Donations
10. In-kind Donations
11. Awards & Achievements
12. Tree Cutting / Pet Dogs / Society Feeding Cases
13. Your Chance To Help Our Noble Cause
1. MESSAGE FROM TEAM PAWS:
As everyone is aware, PAWS now treats small animals @ Murbad Rescue Center. There is huge work at our Murbad Rescue Center; we need lot of construction material, financial support to employ professional staff. Any small help is also appreciated. As you may be aware, we do not receive any Govt. grants neither we have a good corporate back-up & we are solely depend on donations from individual animal lovers like you & social trusts. Please Help Us To Help Animals! Thank You!
2. YOU’RE ATTENTION PLEASE:
PAWS is 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'
3. OUR RESCUE NOTES & CRUELTY CASES:
Since PAWS operates in and around Dombivli-Kalyan towns of Thane district areas, team busy handling different type of rescue calls this month.
# This month, PAWS Team attended & rescued a total of 39 stray cases (Average 10 cases per week), rescued animals including 8 puppies, 2 Cats, 4 Kitten, & 26 Dogs. Some animals were given immediate first aid treatment by our local vet Dr. Rohit Gaikwad & Dr. Vivek Nandedkar. The rest were sent to IDA, BSPCA & PAWS Murbad Rescue Center for hospitalization according to type injuries/diseases cases received by PAWS.
# PAWS office was busy handling a total of 26 bird cases this month with average 7 birds each week, Almost 1 bird each day, while some were released same day & most of the birds were immediately hospitalized to Thane SPCA after proper isolation & treated with due intimation to kalyan forest department. Bird species which were treated includes species like Rock Pigeon, Cuckoo, Hawk Cuckoo, House Crow & Euracian Golden Oriole.
# With help from Forest Dept. of Kalyan, PAWS volunteers Mandar & Nilesh rescued 2 snakes from various locations of dombivli & Thakurli. The species include Russell’s Viper, Sand Boa. The snakes safely relocated within hour’s time. 1 Bat & 1 Squirall also rescued.
# 2 Animals went for adoption this month including 1 kitten & 1 Genuia Pig & 2 pet animals brought for burial @ PAWS Murbad Rescue Center.
# Total of 29 wildlife rescue calls were attended in this month successfully by Team PAWS.
# Vaccinations given to strays are total 168 this month while 3 strays treated during 2 drives.
4. VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THIS MONTH REMARKABLE:
Thanks to all young volunteers who contributed to our cause & paws this month made remarkable….Hat’s off for Team PAWS
SOS Rescue Call:
On 6th May 2013, PAWS received a call from volunteer Amita that 1 dog needs urgent help... The dog having severe skin infection & havin head open with big wound on it... PAWS immediately responded to call as usual & rescued the injured doggie.. Infact the same doggie we was brought 2 our notice by volunteer Alisha Bhise, but we couldn't trace it for more then 3 days. Whenever ambulance plying dog missing & hiding in gutter.
After 3 day's search operation, we found the dog & rescued it. Our local vet Dr. Rohit Giakwad gave him treatment, anti-biotic, gave saline & later the dog shifted to PAWS Murbad Rescue Center...Now the dog is eating well & recuperating. Our center vet given the treatment for mange as well as wound.
Help In Rescue Work:
*Thanks to PAWS Volunteers Sanchit/Mandar for rescuing snakes this month also appreciate Sanchit, Nisha & Ritesh for rescuing birds. Thanks 2 Tejaswita for accompanying ambulance, Tejaswita for fostering kitten, helping in adoptions.
Donations, Fundraising Events & Donations Pick-ups:
We thank Riddhima, Slyvester, Nisha, Crystal, Pratima, Nishita, Sourabh & Shantanu for help in fundraising events, Indisvisual donation, medicines donations & donation Pickups.
5. PRESS & NET CORNER:
# PAWS is always fore-front 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 conduct many projects & activities during the year, have a look
# PAWS is also having its own TV on YouTube, You can subscribe it....
# PAWS Group is having more then 3900 subscribers on facebook, wherein they regularly receive updates on rescues
# PAWS also has its own page on face book, you can click on 'LIKE' button.
# PAWS is also on twitter, you can follow
PAWS Founder Nilesh also has his own fan page & facebook profile:
6. MONTHLY VACCINATION DRIVES FOR STRAYS:
# Mid-Night Anti-Rabies Drive @ Thane Rly. Station 11th May 2013:
Yet another fantastic work did by Team PAWS !!!
On 12th May 2013, Team PAWS conducted Anti-Rabies drive for stary dogs of Thane Railway Station & its surrounding areas. The vaccination drive organized by PAWS was held @ Midnight between 1:00AM to 3:00AM. Total 30 Strays were vaccinated against rabies for Pedestrians & strays safety. Thane is a historic railway station of India, where India’s first railway train plied between Mumbai’s Victoria Terminus (Today’s Mumbai CST) & Thane.
Team PAWS Comprising of 3 Vets – Dr. Anahita Kumar (M. V. Sc.), Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (M. V. Sc.) & Dr. Vivek Nandedkar (B. V. Sc.) and volunteers comprising of Rahul Pagare, Nilesh Bhanage, Anuradha Ramaswami & Kritika Ramaswami, Roystan Alex, Sushil, Raj Maru helped in dividing into 3 teams. 1st team covered dogs on all 11 platforms, 2nd team done east side road & TMT Bus depot & 3rd Team done vaccination of Station road west area, ST Bus Depot & under flyover areas. Volunteer Sachit More photographed entire vaccination drive event. The reason for doing vaccination @ Mid-night is all dogs are visible during these hours when no train plying from platforms and no rush of travelers.
PAWS will conduct such vaccination drive @ Dombivli, Thakurli & Kalyan suburban station in coming future as well…
A unique vaccination drive ended with refreshments for participants! We are very proud of each team member of PAWS for their commitment to cause & compassion they carry in heart…
# Anti-Rabies Drive @ Borivali 26th May 2013:
Yet Another successful vaccination drive by PAWS Team of 16 Members!
On 26th May 2013, Team PAWS organized Mass Anti-Rabies vaccination drive in Mumbai's western suburbs - Borivali, Kandivali & Thakur Village. Team PAWS Comprising of 3 vets - Dr. Anahita Kumar (M. V. Sc.), Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (M. V. Sc.) & Dr. Vivek Nandekar (B. V. Sc.) with supporting volunteers Tejaswita, Pratima, Janhavi, Nisha, Rahul, Raj, Sanchit, Sandip, Nishita, Sourabh, Neetu, Nilesh & Summit helped in vaccination drive. PAWS Teams divided into 3 Groups headed by each vet, vaccinated record of 138 strays including Dogs & Cats with span of 3 hours.
I whole-heartedly thank young Team PAWS who did a commendable & dedicated job of vaccinating strays in 35 degree Celsius temperature was followed by a vegetarian lunch. The entire vaccination drive coasted us Rs. 11,000/- including vaccines purchase, transportation & food but was worth investing. Any donation against these expenses are welcome.
This is 7th consecutive year, when Team PAWS conducted drive in same month.
Yet Another Happy Tail @ PAWS!
Below are pics of successful event. No wonder why Team PAWS in 'Limca Book of Records in 2005' as 'India's Youngest Animal Rehabiliation Team'!!!
In this financial year, Team PAWS Vaccinated total 238 stray animals against rabies & 5 animals were treated in camps & drives.
In Past financial year till the date PAWS vaccinated 1169 animals against rabies and 29 animals were treated with first aid. Total 12 First Aid Kits distributed…
With generous donations from Inner-wheel Club of Dombivli, J. K. Enterprises & Powermax Company, we are now installed 2 street lights & 2 CFL lights @ PAWS Murbad Rescue Center. 2 Street Lights installed near Staff Quarters & 2 CFL lights installed @ Inspection Room. We were looking for alternative energy sources to cope-up with electricity shortages. On 15th May 2013, A Team of Inner-Wheel Club of Dombivli visited PAWS Murbad Rescue Center for Inauguration of Solar Street Light installed @ our Center. President Mrs. Kala Ganesh & her colleagues also had round @ Rescue center & visited Cattle Ward, Distemper Recovery Ward, Accident Recovery Ward, Staff Quarters, Kennels, Burial Yard & Inspection Room Inaugurated lights by coconut cracking. We whole-heartedly thank Inner-wheel Club for sponsoring project. We are in need of 2 more street light to cope-up with our requirements & will work on it.
In this March 2013 month PAWS Murbad Rescue Center received & Treated following numbers of cases:
Total In-coming Patients – 22
Dogs – 15
Pups - 5
Cats – 1
Kitten – 1
Donkey - 0
Adoptions – 0
Pets for Burial – 2
We also look after many residential animals in centre
Resident Animals Total - 20
Dogs – 9
Pups – 0
Cats – 7
Kittens - 0
Donkey - 4
Total Animals @ center as on today – 20 Resident + 32 Patient = 52
We started using place in November 2010. Our Staff & Security salary goes up to 75,000/- each month & total cost of running services for a month goes till 80,000/- which including hospital medicines, cleaning material, animals’ food etc. It is hard task for us to build this much money every month, but we do our best & pull money for our rescue operations. But we really cannot spare a single rupee for repairs & development work.The Rescue center in desprate need of makeover & we atleast need of 25,00,000/- to get it built.
Please spread the word... The donation in kind like medicines, kitchen utensils, dog food, cleaning material etc. is always needed & all in-kind donations will be acknowledged.
The photos of our center are uploaded on face book, have a look http://www.facebook.com/PAWSASIA#!/media/set/?set=a.411644419131.195744.542969131
8. CONFERENCE / WORKSHOPS / AWARENESS / VISITORS:
In May 2013, Following days Posters circulated among e-contacts
#1st May – International Labour Day
#12th May – Mother’s Day
#20th May – World Week for the Abolition of Meat
# 22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity
#23rd May – World Turtle Day
9. FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS:
Various NGO's are fighting day-to-day basis on streets to rescue animals, look after them, try n give them a better life from streets - Hunger, Cold, Heat & struggle 4 survivals. This made us also to stop think for a moment...we taken-up the cause @ larger scale & started PAWS. With thousands of hurdles facing each year, carrying compassion under PAWS Banner. People feel that NGO's must provide on-lip-call service, free service, and round-the-clock service as anytime there is an emergency with animal on street, highway & so on...
Very few think, how we must be carrying the entire show, handling daily helpline, rescue calls, wildlife rehab, services on time, staff management, getting resources like food, medicines, money etc. But some compassionate people think beyond an injured animal on street.
# PAWS Brand Merchandise Sale:
The new image of White T-Shirts are uploaded on Facebook, the link is as follows.
The T-Shirts are on sale for Rs. 200/- each. You can send your order via replying to e-mail or calling us on our helpline 9820161114. New T-Shirts are available in S, M, L, XL sizes. We also got stock back of Black T-Shirts with original design. These T-Shirts are available in S, M, L, XL sizes. Visit PAWS office or e-mail us on email@example.com
# PAWS volunteers Nisha Tellis, Riddhima Guruji, Jaiganesh & Brindha, Prashant Pandey, Prashant Patil, Manish & Surabhi Mittal, Salil & Pramodini Chaubal, Supriya Nikam, Shraddha Majalkar, Crystal Fernandes and Shilpa Phadke contributed in monthly Donation Scheme.
# We also thanks to our donors who contributed this month for various projects & Day-To-Day functioning…
Niraj Vora, Gautam Shroff, K. Bahadurji, Alchem Industries, Elaine & Carmin Petrocin, Aarti Handoo, Harihara Subramanian, Atul Dravid, Kulin Ramdas, Karuna Charitable Trust, Pritash Chaudhary, Diana Singh Roy, Varun Khanna, Jaagruti Trust, Keshav Kaul, Purnima Athavale, Feroza Chavda, Rajeev Taishete & Associates, Shri Laxmi Narayan Sanstha, Radhika & Suniti Gupte, Nishita Tamhane, Sourabh Edwankar, Premlata Paniker, Aditya Kamdar & Romula.
10. IN KIND DONATIONS:
# Following PAWS Supporters donated food for animals @ Murbad Center, details as follows:
- 50 Kgs rice by Frenny Patole
# Following In-Kind material received this month
1 Steel Rack – Shantanu Dadar
200 Surgical Gloves – Sanchit More
100 Niddles – Pratime Datar
6 Box full of medicines & salines by Slyvester David
5 Liters Dettol by Frenny Patole
# This month Kala Ganesh, Manasi Bhanage & Rohini Bhanage donated many old cloths.
PAWS accept old cloths, newspapers, scrap, old books & from sale for these items goes for life saving work by PAWS. If you would like to donate any of these items call PAWS on 9820161114.
12. SOCIETY PET DOG / STRAY FEEDING / TREE CUTTING CASES:
# On 10th May, Prayag Gokhale from Nalasopara complained to PAWS that, his society & neighbouring society has problems over stary dogs, as usual, PAWS sent a stern notice & after receiving a stern notice, now the society residents stopped haraasing mute animals.
# On 30th May, PAWS sent a stern notice 2 dhiraj-ganga society @ Malad West who’s resident were harrasing starys.
13. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation Cheques /DD's can be drawn in the name of 'Plant & Animals Welfare Society' on the address given below:
A-18, Savitri Sadan,
Dr. Mukharji Road, Near Nehru Ground,
421201, Maharashtra, India.
As a registered NGO, PAWS will send you a receipt 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 Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS), UK.
*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 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 lifetime.
*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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