About ♡ Save Our Strays - Trustees


Shirley Menon - Founder

Shirley Menon




Shirley Menon is the founder of SOS. Shirley comes from a animal loving middle class family. She has a background in the service industry. However, she quit her full time job to dedicate more time to SOS.

Shirley's aim in life is to see animals and humans living in harmony the world over. She firmly believes that most people may not be able to change the world, but each one of us can make a difference in our lifetime.



Namrata Kamath

Namrata Kamath





Namrata Kamath, a housewife and an animal lover who lives with her family, one cat and two dogs.


Namrata has a magical touch with animals. She strangely talks to them in Konkani which is her mother tongue and they all seem to understand it.




Poonam Franco

Poonam Franco




SOS Trustee, Poonam Franco is an animal lover and a housewife.


Poonam keeps herself busy with spiritualism and social work.


She has two children who are well settled in the USA.



Pushpajit Srivastava

Pushpajit Srivastava




SOS Trustee, Pushpajit Srivastava is a housewife who lives with her husband.


She has a large extended family of strays under her building.


Over the years, Pushpajit has been diligently caring for these strays.



Reena Puri

Reena Puri




Reena cannot remember ever having lived without animals. Her childhood home was a zoo with hens, ducks, goats, cows, and of course scores of dogs and cats. There were also wild creatures like snakes, mongoose, fox and peacocks.

As an adult in Mumbai, the city showed her a world where stray animals needed every ounce of wit and sinew to survive. She moved to Bangalore in 2006, where she writes about animals for children and hope’s to do a book on wildlife rescues. .



Suchitra Abdi

Suchitra Abdi




Suchitra is a librarian by background

She lives with her animal loving husband, daughter and a dog and a cat.

Suchitra is compassionate to the core and cares for the animals around her home and her workplace regularly.



Geeta Paintal

Geeta Paintal




Geeta is called "The mother of all animals" by all who know her.

She lives with her husband, two lovely children who are all compassion and dedication personified.

They also have 4 lovely dogs which complete this animal loving family.



Inara Shahnawaz

Inara Shahnawaz




Inara, wishfully resigned herself to an unequivocal commitment, best explained by Robert L. Frost: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep". This is Inara in a nutshell for you.

Inara is dedicated to looking after strays, abused and abandoned dogs covering her specifically huge locality and vicinity.
She moved to USA in 2008, is a home maker, and lives with her husband and daughter.



Amit Gajaria

Amit Gajaria




Amit is a chemical engineer by profession and running his family business. He has been an ardent animal lover since childhood.

But it was only through SOS that he could spread his wings far and wide in the animal work and he could get closer to the animals, fight for their rights and get medical assistance wherever needed.

He lives with his family and his pet Lisa.



Rinky Karmarkar

Rinky Karmarkar




Somehow animals in distress have a knack of coming and standing in from of her eyes waiting to be helped and rescued.

Rinky is amazingly emotional about what she does and passionately goes about doing her work.

She sterilizes, vaccinates, feeds, rescues, fosters and provides first aid to strays in distress in her locality.