Ita Buttrose endorses AWLQ’s senior pet support program. Golden Heart’s keeps pets and their owners together in their elderly years.
View our cats and dogs available for adoption. You are sure to find your purrrfect match.
Love animals but can't commit to one full time? We need foster families who are able to care for our animals for short periods of time.
AWLQ needs financial support to continue our welfare work. Your donation will help us care for and rehome thousands of homeless animals.
AWLQ is always looking for people to help care for our animals, volunteer in our op shops or represent us at events.
April is Adopt-a-Greyhound month. See the Greyhounds we have available we have for adoption and check out our expert guides on care and behaviour
AWLQ work with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes for stray and surrendered pets, and are nationally recognised for our unique and innovative programs, initiatives and rehoming strategies.
AWLQ operate five rehoming centres in South East Queensland caring for up to 15,000 stray and surrendered animals each year. AWLQ also work in close partnership with city and rural council pounds to re-home the unwanted animals in those areas.
AWLQ’s Community Vet Clinics are leading the way in providing affordable, quality veterinary services to our community. We believe that every pet owner should have fair and equal access to health and emergency care for their beloved pet, no matter what their financial circumstances, and treat our clients with compassion, respect and care. All profits made through our Community Vet Clinics provide further funding for the rehoming of shelter animals as well as education and fostering projects. Our Community Vet Clinics are located on the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Hobart, Tasmania.
AWLQ operates under the Getting to Zero model and has one of the highest animal save rates for an organisation of our size. Once an animal comes in to our care we will keep it as long as it takes to find them a new home. AWLQ is supported by 12 op shops, community and corporate sponsors, fundraising and community outreach. If you would like to help in supporting AWLQ there are plenty of ways you can get involved.
At Animal Welfare League Qld one of our highest priorities to keep all of the animals in our care healthy, sociable and happy. Through our enrichment programs our dogs are walked daily and taken to the beach to stretch their legs three times a week. Our cats are given plenty of space to run around and play with all of the high spaces, toys and hiding spaces they could ever need. Our dedicated cat enrichment volunteers spend time with our cats every day to ensure our cats and kittens stay sociable and affectionate towards people.
Embracing a Brighter Future
Ita Buttrose has joined the AWLQ team as an Ambassador for our Golden Hearts Senior Pet Support program.
The Hon Michael Kirby has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for those who suffer in silence including the most vulnerable to exploitation and cruelty - animals. The AWLQ is very pleased to welcome the Hon Michael Kirby as our official Patron.
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