Shree Bhagwan Mahaveer Gaushala was inaugurated on 21 July 2002 is sponsored by Coimbatore Animal Welfare Society (CAWS), a registered body recognized by Animal Welfare Board of India and the local administration. The gaushala is situated at Mayilaripalayam about 16 km from the city. The Coimbatore Animal Welfare Society was formed on December 1999 primarily to provide shelter to old and dry cows and cattle rescued from being slaughtered unscrupulously.