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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…

How to make your dog come when its called

How to make your dog come when its called

From the dog park to the back yard, learning to make your dog come when its called is an essential basic command when bringing a dog in to your home. This information is intended as a general guide only. Why do some dogs refuse to come back? Dogs don’t come…

Sara and ‘Mike’

Hi there, Just thought you might like an update on the wonderful kitten we adopted! A year ago this week, we collected eight week old Mike, who we promptly renamed Captain, from the Warra shelter. He was playful and silly and an absolute delight to have in our family. (more…)

Above and beyond for the dog that no one wanted

Australian Kelpie Breeze first came to AWLQ’s Beenleigh Rehoming Centre as stray. This beautiful girl was extremely frustrated, being a working breed that needs to be kept active and interested. She was not coping well in the kennels and would bounce off the walls and try and escape her yard…

ADOPT A DARK COLOURED PET THIS HALLOWEEN

Black and dark-coloured shelter pets are always the last to be adopted but AWLQ are set to change the trend this Halloween. ‘Black-Dog Syndrome’ is a phenomenon familiar to animal shelter workers worldwide and it refers to the pattern of black dogs and cats often being the last to be…

AWLQ CARE PROGRAM

AWLQ is one of three charities that have been chosen as finalists in the Telstra Store Robina’s ‘Connecting with our Communities’ initiative. The winning charity will be awarded a $3000 grant to fund a specific program or project. AWLQ are hoping to win the grant so we can use it…