“Beglobis” means “homeless” in Lithuanian. It started in October 2009 as organization named Lithuanian Society for the Protection of Animals (LisPA), Vilnius Branch. Its aim was to save homeless animals from killing in Vilnius Municipality Animal Shelter Closed Joint-Stock Company “Grinda” in Vilnius.
In 2009 the organization participated in the meeting with a member of Vilnius City Municipality Council and the directors of “Grinda”. The agreement was reached: Animal Shelter Closed Joint-Stock Company “Grinda” will cooperate with LiSPA, Vilnius Branch and would strive mutually so that healthy animals would not be longer euthanized after the quarantine period. For this the social project “Wagons of Life” was implemented. All the animals were handed over to the “Wagons of Life” for further care and new homes search. LiSPA, Vilnius Branch did its best to stop the mechanism of animal killing in “Grinda”.
In 2013 the society established a voluntary organization Beglobis to save stray animals. Beglobis is financed only by donations. In the animal shelter of Beglobis always lives about 30 cats and 25 dogs.
The aims of Beglobis are:
-to take care of animals, protect them from suffering, cruelty, killing and other negative impact;
-to educate society about humane attitude to animals;
-to help state institutions and private organizations in solving problems of stray animals;
-to implement and advocate the program of stray animals’ sterilization;
-to reveal cases of animal abuse and make sure the abusers would be punished by law.