Meet Our Team
We rescue and help animals
The team at PAL is committed to creating a better world for animals. Meet these amazing individuals!
Co – founder & Chairperson
Aditi is an engineer by qualification, ex-Infoscion and a social entrepreneur. Her passion and love for animals drives her to the cause fiercely. She has been an animal lover since childhood and has been actively working in this field for over 10 years now. She has a certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She has also been on the Tata Jagriti Yatra in 2010 and volunteered with and studied animal shelters & charities across India. She hopes that someday she will be able to create a Chicken Rescue Center, a Farm Animal Rescue Center and an Old Age home for senior animals.
Dr Arundhati Nair
Co-founder and Vice Chairperson
Dr Arundhati has a Masters in Veterinary Gynecology from Bombay Veterinary College. She is currently employed with the Govt. of India as a Livestock Development Officer. She uses her professional skills to the maximum extent in driving PAL forward on the medical and strategic front. She loves large animals and is the best large animal veterinarian you will find. She can even manage to perform a surgery in the dreariest of conditions. For all her work in rural India, she has also received the Nari Puraskar award from the rural community.
Dr Hemant Thange
A small animal and avian veterinarian by profession and proprietor of PetVets Veterinary Specialty in Thane city, he always makes time for the stray animals which need medical help only too often. He is also the Secretary of the foundation and makes sure that any sick animal that comes to him goes home well! He is one of the few veterinarians you will find who spends a lot of his time bettering the life of stray and pet animals genuinely.
Dr Viveka Vatwani
Chief of Operations
A homeopath by profession, she is an extremely compassionate individual and loves working with animals. Viveka is currently the CEO of the NGO and is in charge of all day to day operations of the organization. No matter how bad the situation is, be it crawling under cars, climbing on the roofs of the chawls to spot injured animals or having animals bite and injure her, she does not back down until the animal gets the care it needs.
Lavina is the pillar of accountability of the organisation. For disciplined growth, every organisation needs such a person. PAL got lucky with Lavina being the accounts manager and much more! She is a devoted animal lover and doesn’t mind if the animals munch on some of her documents while she is at work. She makes sure to do all her work with them. She also loves to fuss over all the rescued dogs and gift them fancy collars.
Arvind is a very compassionate individual and believes in making the world a better place through all the choices he makes in life. He has helped PAL with strategy and fundraising. He has also helped to a great extent with the branding of the organization. His flair for videos has led him to produce many movies which have given a beautiful narrative to many untold stories of the rescued animals at PAL.
Radha is a highly experienced professional in the CSR space and is a trustee of the PAL Foundation. She brings to the team her expertise in knowing and understanding the sector and providing the right guidance to the team. She also uses her skills to organize the fundraising activities at PAL and makes sure the foundation runs without any hindrances.