Thabarwa Animal Shelter, part of the life’s work of Buddhist monk Sayadaw U Ottamasara, was established within a 52.5-hectare site on the edge of the Bago Yoma mountain range, some 45 kilometers northeast of the former Myanmar capital Yangon, in 2016 to provide a safe refuge for homeless animals without any limit on the numbers or health condition of the animals for which it provides shelter.
The center is aimed at providing a safe home where rescued animals can live without fear, and where they can be fed and receive any necessary medical attention. According to the Thabarwa website:
As there is no limit of number we get more animals than donations but we will keep on accepted them [however] long it is. The final plan is to build a nature reserve where animals are protecting from any harm and predator. We are developing right now the road to make the center more accessible for the doctor and are finishing to build the cow and buffalo shelters, their water ponds and many others facilities.