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Stringing your pet along

This can be dangerous! Cats and kittens love to play but curiosity can also kill the cat. Play it safe with your purr-fect little playmate this season. When you unpack new clothing make sure you dispose of the plastic tags as your cats and dogs get them stuck in their…

Christmas treats a recipe for disaster for your dog

The festive season is a foody’s delight,  but feeding certain foods, like chocolate and raisins, to your dog can be a recipe for disaster. Chocolate and dogs don’t mix! A small amount will make your dog sick, large amounts could kill your best friend! The same goes with the grape…

Think of your pets this New Years Eve

Looking forward to your New Year's celebrations? Your pet isn't…for dogs and cats it can be a truly terrifying time of year. Their heightened sense of hearing means fireworks, and storms, are very loud and very scary. Terrified dogs can scale fences they’ve never been able to jump before, rip…

Christmas ornaments…how decoration can be deadly

Nothing says Christmas better than a well decorated tree. But to a dog or cat tinsel, flashing lights, glass and plastic ornaments scream playtime and adventure. Your tree’s decorations can be deadly to your four legged friend. Ten seconds is enough time for your dog to chew through the Christmas…

Community turns out and adopts AWLQ Project Empty Shelter Saturday

South East Queensland has turned out and adopted, during the first day of Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) Project Empty Shelter. In an emotional day, more than 120 animals were rehomed for Christmas across the four shelters, thanks to the generous support of the community. “A Brisbane based mother and…

AWLQ urges community to open its hearts and homes as Project Empty Shelter opens its doors tomorrow

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) shelters across South East Queensland open their kennel and cattery doors tomorrow  with the hope of emptying them by the end of the weekend. “We are urging anyone looking to add a furry member to the family adopt from AWLQ this weekend,” AWLQ State Rehoming…

Beat the heat – ‘Pupsicles’, Animal Welfare League Queensland’s recipe for dog safety this summer

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) shelter vets are urging pet owners to be extra vigilant following the early start to summer. “Your dog and cat need access to clean, cool water and lots of it,” AWLQ Vet Doctor Theresia Andersen said.  “Water pools are also great for dogs to lounge…

AWLQ Ambassador Sally Pearson urges community to open homes & hearts to empty AWLQ shelters this Christmas

Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson OAM is calling on residents across South East Queensland to open their hearts and homes to shelter pets this Christmas during AWLQ’s annual Project Empty Shelter. The confirmed animal lover, AWLQ Ambassador and foster carer launched this year’s event, which will be held on Saturday…

Desexing subsidy across Gold Coast to reduce unwanted kitten increase

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) and the City of Gold Coast Council are promoting a cat desexing subsidy to residents in need across the coast to stem the number of unwanted kittens. “After a very welcome decline in kitten numbers coming into the pound and Animal Welfare League Queensland to…

Four cute AWLQ kids looking for a new home

Four cute kids have stolen the hearts of Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) rehoming staff as they look to find their new homes. The six week old goats are named Poker, Marbles, Puzzle and Jenga, and you can bet that they are lapping up all the attention. “They are just…

AWLQ says greyhound racing ban back down is opportunity lost

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has condemned the New South Wales’ Government decision to reverse the greyhound racing ban saying it is an opportunity lost. “It’s devastating news and a retrograde step for the future of greyhounds,” AWLQ CEO Denise Bradley said. “At a time when the rest of the…

AWLQ urges NSW Government to stand firm on greyhound decision

One of Australia’s peak animal welfare bodies, Animal Welfare League Queensland, is urging NSW Premier Mike Baird to remain true to his convictions in the face of growing pressure from rural members concerned over the political impact of the greyhound racing ban. "We unequivocally support Premier Baird’s incredible conviction that…

Tick season…are you prepared?

The warmer weather is a great chance to explore the great outdoors with your four legged best friend. It’s also a time when potentially deadly paralysis ticks are at the most prevalent. “It changes every year, but we saw our first tick cases in June and July this year,” AWLQ…

Numinbah Correctional Centre and AWLQ Pups in Prison program makes hard time easy

Deputy General Manager Numinbah Correctional Centre Julie Steinheuer,  Centre Liaison Officer Numinbah Correctional Centre Paul ‘Taffy’ Longman and AWLQ Training and Compliance Officer Michelle Critchley Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) and Numinbah Correctional Centre are celebrating a decade of collaboration that has seen more than 500 four legged inmates’ lives…

AWLQ’s new recruit a Titan of animal welfare

Titan’s utility Chris McQueen will show just how versatile he is when he swaps his Titans’ jersey for a volunteer T-shirt this summer as he relishes his new role as an AWLQ Ambassador. “I have always had a real connection with animals,” Chris said. “When the opportunity came up to…

Titan Chris McQueen new ambassador for AWLQ

Titans' utility Chris McQueen will show just how versatile he is when he swaps his Titans’ jersey for a volunteer T-shirt this summer as he relishes his new role as an AWLQ Ambassador. “I have always had a real connection with animals,” Chris said. “When the opportunity came up to…

Laughter and tears of joy as seniors celebrate Golden Hearts

Golden Hearts' Pet Support Program first member Neil Andersen and his dog Lilly enjoying the seniors' pet support program's first birthday celebrations. Laughter and tears of joy this week as more than 60 guests and members celebrated the first birthday of Golden Hearts Senior Pet Support program, an Animal Welfare…

Laughter and tears of joy as seniors celebrate Golden Hearts’ first birthday

Laughter and tears of joy today as more than 60 guests and members celebrated the first birthday of Golden Hearts Senior Pet Support program, an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) concept especially designed for seniors. “It was incredibly heart-warming to see the smiling, happy faces, to hear their own stories…

AWLQ launches new greyhound program with a call for foster carers

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has launched a program for greyhounds called ‘Going Grey - AWLQ’, and is calling for foster carers to participate. “We have had a long association with greyhounds, their care and rehoming and we want to ensure that they have the best start in their new lives,”…

AWLQ welcomes NSW decision to ban greyhound racing and calls on Qld Govt to follow suit

Animal Welfare League Qld (AWLQ) has commended Premier Mike Baird on his decision to ban greyhound racing in New South Wales and has called on the Queensland Government to follow his example. “It’s a huge step in the fight for the rights of these placid, beautiful dogs,” Animal Welfare League…

Communities urged to get their vet on board for national desexing month campaign

  Australia’s cat and dog owners are being urged to get their vet on board for National Desexing Month in July and help reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies. “Please check with your vet to see if they are part of the program and ask them to sign…

A Bug’s Life…the difference you make when you donate

It's tax time - we need your help to help animals in need! Please donate before June 30! Dear Supporter, Surrendered, abandoned and homeless animals rely on us at Animal Welfare League Queensland to be there when no one else is. We provide the care that can be the difference…

Reaching for a blanket? Think about your best friend…

Winter has finally arrived in the Sunshine State. While it's not a northern winter, it is cold enough for your four legged companions to also feel it. Here are a few tips to keep them toasty too. "It's important that you provide a safe, warm area for your animal -…

AWLQ welcomes first efforts to bring puppy farms to heel and urges further action

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has welcomed Queensland Government moves towards puppy protection with new dog breeder registration laws passed in Parliament. “This is the first step in the prevention of puppy farming,” AWLQ Strategic Development Officer Joy Verrinder said. “Consumers will now be encouraged to only buy from breeders…