Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS)
Animal Welfare
All Animals
Estd: 2001
Used for Beneficiaries: 82%
Address : A-18, Savitri Sadan, Nehru Grnd, Dombivli (East), Mumbai 421201. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 9820161114, +91 9920777536
Donor Contact : Mr. Nilesh Bhanage /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201720182019
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources550,000120,000120,000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income006,351
Total Income (A)2,819,6582,592,5173,142,044
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities867,495850,048923,714
Programme Staff Cost1,108,6591,226,1561,203,742
Travel Expenses206,00391,495131,495
Direct Programme Expenses2,182,1572,167,6992,258,951
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost97,19380,208114,629
Overhead Expenses466,940198,037202,663
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)2,872,5162,566,1972,766,149
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-52,85826,320375,895
Balance Sheet201720182019
Fixed Assets670,911690,9871,087,140
Current Assets (excl. Cash)000
Cash/Bank 97,650103,89583,638
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets768,561794,8821,170,778
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds768,561794,8821,170,778
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities768,561794,8821,170,778
Other Details201720182019
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Deshmukh & Company
Bankers : ICICI Bank.

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Renuka Rai, President Ms. Anuradha Ramaswami, Secretary
Ms. Poornima Balan, Treasurer Nilesh Bhanage, CEO & Executive Director
Ms. Goodicia Vaidya, Trustee Ms. Neeta Parwatey, Trustee
Ms. Anjali Ekbote, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2019

Financial Note : 1) Income Breakdown provided by the NGO from FY17 onwards. 2) Programme Staff Cost includes Surgeon fees.

NGO Profile :
Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded with a vision to help animals in distress. They now have 3 ambulances, a trained staff of 10 people and more than 300 volunteers contributing to PAWS in different ways.

The Rescue Center located in Murbad, Thane treats small animals and allows them to recover. Till date, PAWS has rescued 38,150 animals.

Their key activities include:

Rescue Center: The Rescue Center has many facilities to help malnourished and injured animals and nurse them back to health with regularly served food, a vet, 24-hour care-takers and 3 ambulances. The ambulance services respond to public calls to assist sick and injured stray animals from Monday to Saturday.

Sterilizations and Vaccinations: PAWS catches stray dogs and cats from different cities in Thane district and sterilizes them at Murbad Rescue Center. PAWS also vaccinates all sterilized animals against rabies. Total 10,000+ strays were vaccinated against rabies.  PAWS is a representative of the ‘Animal Birth Control’ committee at the Municipal Corporation. All types of injured stray animals are treated, first aid camps arranged and lectures are held to teach first aid to students.

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation: Rescue and Rehabilitation is one of the main activities of PAWS. Many species that are traded illegally have been rescued. Spiny-tailed lizards, Snakes, Mongoose, Monkeys, Tortoises and a variety of birds are rescued and rehabilitated. They also respond to cattle in distress. PAWS also conducts camps in slums and villages for vaccination of Bullocks, Donkeys and Horses that are employed for labour.

Adoptions & Re-homing: Innumerable homeless and abandoned animals have been re-homed through the adoption scheme. Adoption is done only after rigorous interviews and a thorough verification. It is free of cost and a basic adoption kit is also provided.

Awareness Workshops and Seminars: PAWS uses various media to have interactive sessions to create awareness about Animal Welfare through educational programs, corporate and volunteer trainings and assisting management students in conducting projects on NGOs. PAWS members and Animal Welfare Officers investigate cruelty cases and rescue exploited animals and have filed several police complaints to protect them.