In Nepal, cows are considered to be sacred and are deeply respected. This national animal of the country is worshiped on the third day of one of the important festivals, Tihar.
In Hinduism cow signifies prosperity and wealth.They are held in high esteem, and the reason has to do with cows' agricultural uses and gentle nature. People rely heavily on cows for dairy products, for tilling fields, and for dung as a source of fuel and fertilizer. However, in recent times, cows have been neglected. Infant, injured, and wounded cattle are seen frequently on the streets. They are found to be searching for food in all the areas possible, including the garbage dumps. More frightful is the sight of stray dogs attacking and trying to eat the injured cows. In this context, the campaign to rescue and save the street cows was initiated by Ram Bahadur Neupane, who founded a rescue program, ‘ Rescue Street Cows’, and maintained a cowshed at Gaushala, in the vicinity of Pashupati Bankali Area. This organization has been rescuing the injured cows and cattle, medicating them, returning them to sound health, and finally, providing the fit and able cattle to the needy people of needy areas.