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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

WORST EVER TICK SEASON GRIPS THE SOUTH-EAST

Tick season is in full force with this summer predicted to be the worst season on record. AWLQ’s Gold Coast Community Vet Clinic is admitting an average of five tick paralysis cases a day, with each pet patient needing critical…

Lou Lou made our life better

Two years ago a puppy by the name of Lou Lou (right in pic) came into our lives. My husband bought her home from the Animal Welfare League Gold Coast as he thought our other dog, Sprocket (left in pic)…

Kitty completes the family

My partner and I were moving in together and decided it was the perfect time to add a new edition to our fur children. I was already the proud owner of a four year old ragdoll named Albus and thought…

Thank you.

Thanks for the great work you all do! Jasper (his old name) arrived at the Ipswich Rehoming Centre after being surrendered by a girl who was not able to keep him at her rental property. We found Jasper through the…

Saidie the heart healer

After the devastating loss of our beloved fur baby Lola, my husband and I decided to pass on Lola’s legacy by rescuing another cat. We walked into the AWLQ shelter on a Saturday morning ”just for a look” and there…

Dexter turns 17

13 years ago today I adopted a wonderful little Jack Russell x from AWLQ on the Gold Coast. I had seen him a few days before, he was the quiet little dog who sat back of the kennel while all…

Munchkin the kitten

I sought to adopt a kitten when my own cat, Mischief became notably sad that his former companion had moved on. Mischief was sulky and would meow sadly at space and I thought getting a young kitten would liven his…

Mia + Taylor

Mia and Taylor were surrendered to the AWLQ Warra shelter recently and had been together for six years! It was decided these lifelong friends should stay together as they interacted as if they were the very best of friends and…

Game of Bones rehomes 329 animals!

AWLQ's recent four day promotion "Game of Bones" found homes for a massive 329 companion cats and dogs across our rehoming centres! We have heard hundreds of happy stories in the days since the promotion including the one below. "I…

Xena the Chihuahua

My daughter is animal obsessed so we are regular visitors to AWL to visit the dogs and spend some time with the cats. The day before school started this year I asked my daughter what she wanted to do on…

Kittens Galore

The AWLQ is still inundated with litters of cats and kittens. With no end in sight we wanted to shine the light on our feline friends in the hope they are adopted as quickly as possible. There is currently 833…

Conner the Greyhound gets adopted

Project #AdoptAWLQ is a community awareness campaign showcasing shelter pets in everyday life alongside local high profile social media influencers. Playing out predominately on Instagram our animals have been featured at the beach, hanging out in local coffee shops, going…

Aria finds her forever home

After waiting six months for a new home our spunky cat Aria has finally convinced one of our very own staff members to adopt her. Aria became an office cat a few months ago when we realised she wasn’t thrilled…

Pilot

Pilot is jetsetting off to his new home after waiting three months at the Animal Welfare League QLD Pilot caught the eye of a TAFE student who's class had dropped in to the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre for a tour…

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