Mission: "To strive in united team endeavor for conservation of nature and protection of environment through education and direct action."
In around end of 90s, we group of friends realized a need of some activity for the injured animals on the street and inhuman approach of common public for such animals. And we started to treat such animals in need within our capacity in group. We have started publishing our landline numbers to public asking them to contact us when they realize any animal is in need of help.
It was a time with no mobile phones and so we were relying on landline numbers but shortly pager service were introduced and then we started publishing the pager number to the public. We used to call the pager company every half an hour asking if there is any page received for animals in need and reaching to the spot to rescue the animal.
With time our team has grown and so technologies. As of now we are team of more than 250 volunteers under a roof of registered charitable trust working professionally with incorporation of high end systems and technology in place.
And so we could justice more than 35000 rescue calls for animals, birds and reptiles since May 2006 (note: initial years we were not keeping track of all rescue work. After the official establishment of a trust we started record keeping. So, count for previous years is not known to us)
Since 2011 we have incorporated digital system to log the records precisely and here is the summary of rescue activity since 2011.
We are highly committed to our services and challenges bring out the best in us and give us a new edge. We never say no to any difficult task and are always are un-reasonable by doing things which normally people cannot even think about.
Following are our major characteristics behind our success so far.
Due to such commitment and efforts from us we could collect lots of success stories which can be referred as many golden feathers in our hat. In this book, we are sharing very few of them with you all.
In these years apart from raising team and skills we have raised our capacity in terms of equipment as well. We have following facilities to run our rescue operations. Purpose of a lot of emphasis on special equipment and technique is to achieve
Handling animals and doing medical treatment to them requires considerable knowledge. We learned with time and with experience of handling animals. In this learning process there are many national/international organizations assisted us with their skills allowing us to handle animals with best possible ways and giving them best possible treatment.
Here is the list of such organizations with whom we are associated for knowledge sharing and working in team.
We are working in tandem with the Surat Fire Brigade to rescue endangered species of birds, reptiles as well as domestic birds in distress in Surat. All the bird, animal and Reptile distress calls are handled by PRAYAS, and we are helped by the Fire department with equal enthusiasm.
Gujarat Forest Department Surat Circle helps us in all wildlife emergencies and rescues and other environmental issues and programs in Surat as well as South Gujarat. We work to support to the office the Conservator of Forests (CF Surat) and the Dangs in cases of wildlife rescue and also in Nature Education and Environment Protection projects.