Nilesh Bhanage, the founder of PAWS in India, sends this report:

This week, volunteer Alisha Bhise, my 5 years old daughter Dishita and I conducted an awareness program cum animal interaction session with 113 pre-school children @ Brainworks.

Children aged 3 to 6 interacted with a puppy, kitten, cat, rabbit, guinea pig. Thanks to our volunteer Anusharee for bringing her guinea pig for our program.

My daughter Dishita did her pre-school @ Brainworks so she also joined in, handling my pet cat Bitty very well & teaching the children how to pat and handle animals.

Many children were overjoyed looking & TOUCHING the various animals, all of whom were rescued & adopted. We made sure the animals were not traumatized, as well as given rest & provided with water.

Colleagues, friends and relatives, with their children were present & helped us in interactions, along with all the teachers.

The workshop ended by spreading this message among the kids:

Animals are part of our life! Let’s care them!

~ Nilesh Bhanage

Founder – PAWS

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.