More than 170 domestic animals, including cattle, pigs and goats, were rescued after the Bhutan Semchen Tshethar Tshogpa (animal saving non-profit charity) was established in 2016. The figure was revealed yesterday during the tshopa’s annual general meeting held in Thimphu. More than 100 goats were saved in Phuentsholing, Samtse ,and Gelephu, while 30 pigs  brought from Phuentsholing for auction, were bought by the tshethar tshogpa. Cattle were rescued from the western dzongkhags, Samtse and Tsirang. Saved animals are kept in an area covering six-acre in Jigmeling, Gelephu. The tshogpa has more than 20,000 members as of now.