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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…

Mother’s Day – AWLQ salutes its four legged Mums

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes - and nothing can be truer than at Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) shelters. Heavily pregnant dogs and cats find themselves homeless, abandoned or surrendered. During the six month breeding season we take in at least 100 pregnant, or new mums and their…

AWLQ animal carer finalist in Miss World Australia

Animal Welfare League Queensland’s Eleea Navarro will swap her AWLQ dungarees for an AWLQ OP Shop ballgown when she represents the Gold Coast as a Queensland finalist in the Miss World Australia competition in July. A passionate animal lover and singer/songwriter, 22 year old Eleea will be best known to…

AWLQ launches $29 rehoming campaign as cat numbers reach critical levels

Animal Welfare League Qld (AWLQ) has launched a $29 Feline Frenzy campaign as the charity looks to rehome hundreds of abandoned and surrendered cats. “Adult cat numbers have reached critical levels, with the number of cats in care now nearly 400,” State Rehoming Manager Melinda Phipps said. “Add to these…

How to stop dogs destructive behaviour

Is your dog a destructive menace? Learn to stop dogs destructive behaviour in this helpful and practical guide. This information is intended as a general guide only Washing pulled off the line? Favorite plants shredded? Shoes with custom made tooth marks? In the middle of the mayhem is a very…

How to be a pack leader for your dog

How to be a pack leader for your dog

Knowing how to be a pack leader for your dog is one of the most crucial steps in bringing a dog in to your life. They are social/pack animals so establishing yourself as Alpha of the pack means you will have a companion for life. What is leadership? Leadership is…

Hop to adopt and save a life this Easter!

Animal Welfare League Queensland Rehoming Centres (AWLQ) across South East Queensland will throw open their doors tomorrow Thursday (March 24) with special, reduced adoption fees during the ‘Hop to Adopt’ campaign. In an effort to rehome hundreds of surrendered and abandoned animals, dogs will be just $49 and cats only $29*.…

Speaking Your Dog’s Language

Speaking your dogs language - kath

Ever wondered what your dog was trying to tell you with constant barking, jumping or destructive behaviour? There are reasons behind their actions. The AWLQ Education Team is holding a series of free seminars in Ipswich to help you understand your best friend. "It's a proactive approach initiated by AWLQ and the Ipswich City…

Why is my dog aggressive towards other dogs?

dog aggressive towards other dogs

Is your dog aggressive towards other dogs? It's not uncommon for dogs to show anti-social behaviour when approached by other dogs. Often these behaviours are based in fear and anxiety. This information is intended as a general guide only There are a couple of things a dog can do when…

How to house train your dog

Are you trying to house train your dog? Training your dog to be clean in the house is one of the first things you'll want to start teaching when they first arrive to your home. Those of us with adult rescue dogs may need to go through the same training process…

Why a Snip and Chip Will Make All The Difference to so Many Lives

cat desexing and microchipping

The important of desexing and microchipping your pets from our CEO Denise Bradley Newborn kittens always pull at our heartstrings here at AWLQ, and not just because they’re so cute, but because supply constantly outstrips demand, leaving so many unwanted cats, of all ages in our shelter. Over the last…

‘Ruff’ day at the office? AWLQ & Uber have the perfect solution

'Ruff' day in the office? AWLQ & Uber have the perfect solution Across Australia, adoptable, furry puppies will be taking over offices to spread awareness and raise funds for AWLQ pet adoption with this adorable campaign All you need to do is... • Download the Uber app • Request the…

Vaccinations – Are You Gambling With Your Dog’s Life?

AWLQ Community vet clinic vaccinations

Vaccinations are the best protection you have against preventable diseases While outbreaks of the potentially deadly parvovirus received widespread coverage in 2015, vets at AWLQ's Community Vet Clinics say the war continues on the highly contagious disease. Is your dog protected?  "On average we have one case a week on…

Does your dog bark too much?

Does your dog bark too much? Barking is a natural behaviour for dogs, it's how they communicate. But if you're living in a residential area and your dog starts getting vocal in the middle of the night it could land you in trouble with your neighbors, and even local authorities. This…

Belinda Celebrates One Year as a Foster Failure

Foster cat, cat fostering

Belinda the Foster Cat is celebrating the first anniversary of her adoption, when she officially became a 'Foster Fail'. Belinda's owner Felicity is a wonderful advocate for AWLQ, promoting shelter cat rescue through Belinda’s very own Instagram and Facebook pages, which are constantly updated with hilarious anecdotes and photos of…

No eyes. no worries: Meet Daisy the blind dog!

MEET DAISY. She may look a little different to the other dogs in the shelter - but can she see a problem with that? Nope! Daisy has no eyes and no worries. Daisy first came into AWLQ’s care back in November, after being transferred from an external pound. The little Shih Tzu cross was in very poor…

Saving The Special Ones – Divine the Cat

dog, cat, shelter animals, blind animals

Here at AWLQ, every animal in our care is precious. However, there are those cats, dogs or other companion animals who come through our doors who are ‘extra special’. These particular animals touch our hearts so deeply because, despite the many challenges they have faced in their lives, they remain…

Cats, Storms and Blocked Bladders: What’s the common link?

AWLQ’s Gold Coast Community Vet Clinic Director, Dr Andres Townsend, says storm season is the time for blocked bladders and warns cat owners to take note! During summer storm season, the number of cats presenting to the clinic with blocked bladders (urethral obstruction) increases dramatically. Dr Townsend says the reasons…

GREYHOUNDS: COMPANIONS NOT COMMODITIES

In light of the terrible investigative reports that have been on the news recently about the mistreatment of Greyhounds by the racing industry, we thought it timely to remind you all of what these beauitful, gentle animals were really bred for...... companionship! Here is just one example of a past…

Project Empty Shelter

AWLQ is encouraging families to adopt a shelter pet for Christmas by slashing their adoption prices this weekend to $37 for dogs and $27 for cats. In a bid to entirely empty their Rehoming Centres, AWLQ hope to find homes for over 200 animals in just two days. AWLQ spokesperson…