Help us continue our lifesaving work by donating today. Every dollar goes towards the care and rehoming of animals in need.
Our Senior's Pet Support program makes life with pets easier for people in their Golden years
AWLQ is always looking for people to help care for our animals, volunteer in our op shops or represent us at events.
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.
Applications are now open for AWLQ's 2019 Kennel and Pen Supporter Program! Plaques are available from $500 and spaces are limited.
Come to the AWLQ Gold Coast shelter for our MEGA car park JUMBLE SALE! This Saturday 9am - 3pm
Our promise is that we will never euthanise a Sociable, healthy or treatable companion animal, in our care
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 is a leading journalist, businesswoman, author, community and welfare contributor and 2013 Australian of the Year. Ita is a champion for the welfare of senior citizens and an avid animal lover. AWLQ is pleased to have Ita Buttrose AO OBE as our official Patron
If you believe that all abandoned animals deserve a second chance at life – do something wonderfully kind – join us! Become a monthly giver and provide innocent animals with a life they deserve
Together, we will do whatever it takes to give them a second chance at life; you can help save the life of a shelter animal by giving the ultimate gift of kindness.