Our Senior's Pet Support program makes life with pets easier for people in their Golden years
Our promise to you is that we will never euthanise a sociable, healthy or treatable companion animal, whatever their age. Help us keep our promise.
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Help us continue our lifesaving work by donating today. Every dollar goes towards the care and rehoming of animals in need.
By leaving a small Gift in your Will now, your legacy enables us to continue the lifesaving work we do for companion animals in need.
AWLQ is always looking for people to help care for our animals, volunteer in our op shops or represent us at events.
Golden Hearts is a pet support program for ages 65+ who feel hesitant to adopt an animal due to the many commitments that come alongside owning one.
Golden Hearts offers many services and support to senior pet owners including subsidised vet care. LEARN MORE
Learn more about the program here…
Our promise is that we will never euthanise a Sociable, healthy or treatable companion animal, whatever its age
AWLQ work with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes for stray, abandoned and surrendered pets, and are nationally recognised for our unique and innovative programs, initiatives and rehoming strategies.
AWLQ operates four rehoming centres in South East Queensland caring for up to 17,500 stray and surrendered animals each year. AWLQ also works in close partnership with city and rural council pounds to re-home 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 13 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.
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.
Ita Buttrose has joined the AWLQ team as an Ambassador for our Golden Hearts Senior Pet Support program.
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