Episode 2: Neha Panchamiya- Just being ‘Paw’sitive!
Neha has been active in the once-defunct animal welfare and rescue sector of Pune since 2007. As the Founder/President at RESQ Charitable Trust, she takes responsibility that every activity at RESQ is centred around minimising animal suffering whilst ensuring that passion for animal work is infused with complete professionalism.
Neha has won several accolades such as ‘Power Women of the Year 2017' by Times of India, and ‘Excellence in Animal Welfare' by The Economic Times. She is an active member of the Animal Welfare Committee (Pune ZP) and has recently been appointed into the Managing Committee of the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) for Pune District jurisdiction under the District Magistrate/Collector.
Her grassroots work in animal rescue missions has been mentioned in various print and digital publications, and she has been a speaker and trainer at National Conferences on animal welfare.
RESQ today is Maharashtra's largest citywide rescue organisation for both domestic and wild animals and is one of the top 3 organisations in the country with respect to the number of animal rescues conducted annually. Neha has been the driving force behind raising the standards of rescue animal healthcare, the introduction of systems and technology to animal welfare, and ensuring that RESQ continues to be a safe haven where homeless, abandoned and injured animals can continue to receive free medical care and refuge when no one else will take them in.
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