PAWS E-NewsLetter July 2006
PAWS July 2006 Newsletter
By Brinda Upadhyaya
1. From the desk of Hon Gen. Secretary
2. Best Volunteer Award for the Quarter I & II
3. PAWS on Net
4. Donkey Vaccination Camp by PAWS & Thane SPCA
5. PAWS Mumbai Wins Award for Wildlife
6. Nagpanchmi Festival No Snake Charming
7. Awareness Program for School by PAWS Volunteers
8. First Tips for Stray Animals
9. Vegan Recipe
10. Appeal for Funds
1. FROM THE DESK OF HONY. GEN. SECRETARY:
I am happy to inform you that due to our consistent efforts to vaccinate
and treat donkeys in camps over the last few years, this year there have
been no cases of donkeys suffering from dehydration and stiffness in the
monsoons. Weve been taking them in our ambualnce and also treating them
in several camps.This has certainly benefitted them a lot. We at PAWS
intend to do more camps in local areas.
The appeal in our E-mail newsletter fetched us Some donation that saw
us through a month. We have neither our own office,
website, nor hospital. We dont have foreign funding, nor do any foreign
magazines publish our work. We cant pay huge salaries nor do we have
corpus fund.Yet, PAWS Mumbai and Thane received the award from Karmayog
Site for ourOutsanding Service to the Society.
We are a small group of animal lovers driven by the love & care for our four
legged, feathered and scaled friends. Our main strength lies in our
dedicated young volunteers and committed supporters across India and we
are thankful for this amazing group of animal loving people who always
stand by us.
Yours for Animals,
2. BEST VOLUNTEER AWARD FOR THE QUARTER I & II:
We are happy and proud to announce that the Best Volunteer Award goes to
19 year old Kunal Chheda who feeds & looks after all stray dogs outside
the Cyber café he runs in the area. He is associated with PAWS since the
age of fifteen years and also volunteers with other organizations and
attends to stray animal emergencies He helps us to raise funds for PAWS
and never misses any of our events.
We are proud of him and consider him a real asset. Sonali Bagde (23) and
Shiv-Prasad Phadke(22)have won this Award in the past.
3.PAWS ON NET:
PAWS secretarys quote was taken by Thane Plus supplement by Times of
India Indias leading newspaper.
Also read Snkae Rescue story :-
4. DONKEY HEALTH & CHECKUP CAMP BY PAWS & THANE SPCA:
Sonali Bagde organized a donkey vaccination campaign in the city on 22nd
July 2006. Dr. Datta Raje and Dr.Shweta vaccinated all the donkeys. Our
volunteers comprising Sonali, Kunal, Sherlyn, Kishore, Anuradha & Nilesh
participated in the camp working hard despite relentless rain.
5. PAWS MUMBAI WINS AWARD FOR WILDLIFE:
We lile to proudly repeat that PAWS Mumbai team received The NON-PROFIT OF
THE MONTH AWARD from the Karmyog website in March 2006. PAWS is specially
proud of the efforts of 23 year old Sunish Subramanian who is doing
wonderful work under PAWS banner.We also thank all the PAWS Mumbai
Trustees Fizzah Shah, Leena Chaudhary, Nandita Shah for their constant
encouragement and support.
6. We are happy to announce that NAGPANCHMI FESTIVAL this year was
celebrated without using live snakes as people are aware of the torture
snakes go through by hands of snake charmers. Now devotees worship clay
idols and celebrate in a cruelty free manner.
See attached link.
Anuradha Ramaswamy 9869376238
Nilesh Bhanage - 9820161114
Vishal Kantharia - 9861566127
7.AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL BY PAWS VOLUNTEERS:
PAWS Volunteers Sonali Bagde along with volunteers Kunal Chheda, Anahita
Kumar, Vishal Kanthria, Lekha Lodaya, Mousumi Mehendale organized a 3 Day
Educational & Awareness program on snakes at the Lokpriya School in
Navapada Road, Dombivli. Vishal gave his expert presentation on snakes
while Sonali showed PETAs Compassionate Citizen CD to students. PAWS has
kept up its objective of creating awarenes on animal rights through
8. First Hand Tips for stray animals:
Skin ailments , rashes and hair fall etc. in stray animals can be easily
treated by simple home remedies Take some Neem leaves, a pinch of
saffron & a little coconut oil and crush together in a mixer.. Apply on
affected skin area twice a day. After 5 days of treatment the animal will
show remarkable improvement.
9. VEGAN RECEIPE:
The increase in heat brings fresher options for meals. Although many
people prefer to eat grains during the colder months, quinoa is a light
grain that combines well with cold dishes or vegetables plates, making it
an ideal source of summertime nutrition. In addition to great taste, corn
provides vitamins b& c and many minerals for nutritional balance. You can
prepare this easy main dish with rich quinoa and versatile corn for a
tasty, nutrient-rich meal.
6 cups water
3 cups quinoa, well rinsed
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup red pepper, destemmed, deseeded, and diced
1 cup orange pepper, destemmed, deseeded, and diced
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 cups cut corn
2 Tbs. garlic, minced
1 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
1/4 cup freshly parsley, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
In a saucepan, place the water and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover,
reduce the heat to very low, and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender;
drain off excess water, transfer to a bowl, and fluff with a fork.
In a lightly greased pan, cook pumpkin seeds over medium heat for 3-4
minutes. Transfer toasted pumpkin seeds to a bowl and set aside. In the
same skillet, saute red and orange pepper in 1 Tsp. olive oil, for 3
minutes; add corn and garlic, and saute an additional 3 minutes; add green
onions and saute for 1 minute; add sauted vegetables, reserved pumpkin
seeds, and remaining ingredients to quinoa.
Toss well to combine and Serve warm. Makes 10 cups.
10. APPEAL FOR FUNDS:
Your small contribution would make a big difference!
With two ambulances, 40 volunteers and two staff members and being in
possession of an entire animal rescue gear and medical kit, PAWS works
tirelessly under the leadership of young Mr. Nilesh Bhanage & Ms.
Anuradha Ramaswami. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer of PAWS or
wanting to donate may call Mr.Nilesh on 9820161114 or send e mail at
Donation Cheques / DD's can be drawn in the name of 'Plant & Animals
on below Address:
A-14, Savitri Sadan,
Dr. Mukharhji Road,
Dombivli (East) 421201,
A registerd NGO, PAWS will send you a receipt for all your donations at
For Direct transfer to PAWS accounts please e-mail us on
anuradha@... or nilesh@...
Thanks, Best wishes and Love from all of us.
Plant & Animals Welfare Society - PAWS is....
*Member Society of WSPA - World Society for Protection of Animals
*Associated with IOAP - International Organization for Animal Protection.
*Associated with RSPCA - UK.
*Registered under the Society's Registration Act XXIX of 1960 with
registration No. Maha/587-2001/Thane dated 7th July 2001.
*Registered with the Charity Commissioner vide certificate dated 11th
*Donations are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80-G of the
Income Tax Act 1961, as per Certificate no.
THN/CIT-III/J&T/Trust/185/2002-03 dated May 01, 2002 and valid up to 31st
*Registered Under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide letter
dated May 01, 20 . Letter No. THN/CIT-III/J&T/184/2002-03.
*Recognized by 'Animal Welfare Board of India', Ministry of Forests &
Environment, GOVT OF INDIA.
*Affiliated with World Animal Net (WAN) Directory, USA.
*Permanent Account Number (PAN) is AAA TP 4245L allotted by
Dy.Commissioner of Income-Tax, Pune.
For more information please contact 'Plant & Animals Welfare Society -
PAWS' at, A-14, Savitri Sadan, Dr. Mukharji Road, Dombivli (East)421201,
Phone Nos.: 9869376238 or 9820161114.
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