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ISHA – Initiative for Symbiosis Between Humans and Animals is a team of individuals who have come together to make a difference in the lives of animals. ISHA believes Physically Challenged Animals,  Animals with Special Needs , Aged and Abandoned Animals need a permanent refuge to be called “HOME” where they could spend the remaining of their lives in comfort  and warmth, and receive the love, care, medical treatment and a dignified farewell when its their time to leave us. Our efforts will be focused on Sheltering of all such animals and providing the essential medical and surgical care to all needy animals for a speedy recovery.  We also intend to undertake sterilization of Companion Animals to prevent  unwanted litters from being born. The more the unwanted lives, fewer the homes, more the victims of cruelties and more the deaths. This vicious cycle must stop, thus please SPAY your female cat or dog and NEUTER your male cat or dog. If you care for STRAYS or look after them, please ensure they are sterilized.


a.To Rescue, Treat Sick and Injured Animals.
b.To Provide Rehabilitation and a permanent home to Physically Challenged and Aged Street Animals & Birds
c. Sterilization of Street Cats and Dogs to maintain healthy and limited street animal populations
d. To promote Education and Awareness and helping build sensitivity amongst people towards animals and their sufferings and need to treat animals right with respect, kindness and compassion.


To help every animal in Distress and to provide a permanent shelter to Aged Animals, Physically Challenged Animals, and new borne. Our Mission is also to promote Sheltering as a concept and Create Awareness on the Importance of Shelters for welfare of Street Animals and adoption of strays as pets.


- To Set-Up an Internationally Acclaimed Shelter & Animal Hospital with all Rehabilitation Therapies and facilities
- To provide Specialized Care & A Permanent Home for “Physically Challenged Animals” “Aged Animals” and “Special Needs Animals”as long as they live
-  To Ensure Treatment for Animals that includes Medical and Surgical technology being practiced worldwide 

Is a Non-Governmental Organisation that has been registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act of 1950 of Maharashtra State on November 27, 2009 at Charity Commissioner’s office in Mumbai . Our Registration Number is E26459.

chief patron
Lion Dr. Ashok Mehta

Ashok Mehta of Mumbai-India was elected to serve as the 2005-2006 President of The International Association of
Lions Clubs.

He is associated with more than a dozen major medical, educational, welfare, social and cultural institutions. Dr. Mehta organized more than 30 eye camps all over India and Africa.

The Government of Maharashtra appointed him to the Senate of Mumbai University where he served on Committees for awareness and prevention, as well as Sheriff of Mumbai in 2001.

Vice patron
Fred & Maureen Polasky
They were Diplomats with a limited tenure in Mumbai. Fred gave his unrelenting support when Maureen rescued street cats of Mumbai and made an improvement in their lives, by caring and funding for disabled and handicapped cats of Mumbai.
Board of Trustees
Priya Shindurnikar - Founder Trustee

Priya has been caring for street animals – feeding, getting stray cats and dogs sterilized, vaccinated and also treating injured strays. Since 2003, she has been working very closely with physically challenged cats as well as abandoned kittens The project for physically challenged cats was initialized and funded by Maureen & Fred Polasky in association with the Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Over the years we have rehabilitated and cared for over 120 cats and currently have 70 cats under our care.Priya would like to thank and express gratitude to the Bombay SPCA for their continued long-standing help and support.

Goodicia Vaidya -Trustee
Past President for In Defense of Animals (IDA Bombay) and currently on the Board of IDA Bombay Goodicia started feeding and rescuing street animals as a teenagerand has given a good quality of life with lot of care to many abandoned pedigreed as well as stray dogs, cats, abandoned and injured birds. Her hands-on contribution towards animals has been since the past 45 years. Her love for animals extends to all and she has rescued as well as cared for crows, parrots, cuckoos, sparrows, in addition to cats and dogs. She has also helped animals who become cruelty victims due to inhumane acts of humans. Goodicia also being a strong animal rights person, believes and advocates against animal cruelty.
Dr. Bharat Pathak -Trustee
Dr. Pathak a doctorate in Public Hospital Management from Arizona USA. He has also been associated with Lions Club International & Lions Club of Sion for over 36 years and has organized many medical and health camps. Dr. Pathak is the Founder of Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati hospital Chorvad Gujarat, Chairman of Lion Tarachand Bapa hospital, Founder Trustee and Treasurer of Mahavir Heart Research Foundation, & Secretary of Jeevan Prakash Trust.
Jayashree Shendurnikar -Trustee
Jayashree –As a child, Jayashree has in her home cared for Cats as well as Dogs. Till date, she looks after and provides love, food and care to the cats under her care.
Aparna Vengurlekar - Trustee
Aparna loves animals and has helped sterilize cats and dogs and feeds street stray animals. She also rescues and provides treatment for injured strays.
Ashish Vengurlekar - Trustee

Always intrigued with the habitat of animals, and their behaviours in wild. His passion is Photography as well as stills of Animals & Nature.

Some of his works :- Architectural, Wildlife photographic shoot over various Reserves & Wildlife sanctuaries of Maharashtra. He also developed the “YATRA” magazine for the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation MTDC.