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Meet our boy, Bruno!

Bruno is a one-year-old Bearded Collie cross, who has completely stolen the hearts of the entire staff and volunteers at AWLQ. When Bruno first arrived as a stray at AWLQ, it was evident to our rehoming team that he required…

AWLQ Founding President celebrates 95 years.

The entire staff, volunteers and the animals at AWLQ proudly wish Neil Andersen OAM, our founding president, a very happy 95th birthday! ABOVE: Ita Buttrose AO OBE presenting Neil Andersen OAM with his Golden Hearts membership in 2015. After 58…

AWLQ and Lockyer Valley Council launch cat desexing program ahead of breeding season

Animal Welfare League Queensland and Lockyer Valley Council are launching a Cooperative Desexing Program to assist Lockyer Valley residents in need to desex their cats before the spring breeding season. Lockyer Valley City Council is contributing funding towards the 2017-2018…

AWLQ and Ipswich Council launch cat desexing campaign ahead of breeding season

Animal Welfare League Queensland and Ipswich City Council have launched a Cooperative Desexing Campaign to assist Ipswich residents in need to desex their cats before the spring breeding season. Ipswich City Council is contributing significant funding towards the 2017-2018 Cooperative…

Titan Jarrod Wallace signs on as AWLQ ambassador

Fresh off the field from scoring a try in his maiden State of Origin series, Titan’s prop Jarrod Wallace swaps his maroon football jersey for a purple T-shirt as he commences his new role as an AWLQ Ambassador. Born and…

Animal Welfare League Queensland launches 13th annual National Desexing Month

National Desexing Month (NDM) launches on Saturday 1 July 2017, with almost 200 veterinarians offering reduced prices or special incentives for desexing cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters and reduce euthanasia rates around Australia. Currently in its 13th year,…

AWLQ cats urgently need a loving home

To assist in urgently rehoming over 100 cats, AWLQ is holding a cat sale this weekend at its Gold Coast Animal Rehoming Centre located at Coombabah. When you adopt a pet through AWLQ you are supporting an organisation that re-homes…

All your questions answered about Queensland’s new legislation on dog and puppy ownership

*This information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - Biosecurity Queensland* New laws for dog breeders Many Queenslanders are concerned about the welfare of dogs and puppies sold and supplied in Queensland, so the Queensland Government…

Reality star Charlotte Crosby visits and joins AWLQ Family

International English reality TV star and self-confessed animal lover Charlotte Crosby visited Animal Welfare League Queensland’s Gold Coast shelter and became an Ambassador. “I’m just so excited to be part of the AWLQ family,” Charlotte said. “It’s incredible to see…

AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge – just hours to go!

AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge has just hours to go and $78,000 to raise money for its lifesaving Foster House program. “We are coming right down to the wire and need the community’s help to make this happen,” AWLQ State Rehoming…

AWLQ Stray Animals’ Day – a chance to make a $124,000 difference

Animal Welfare League Queensland Ambassador NRL Titan Chris McQueen has launched AWLQ’s inaugural Stray Animals’ Day April 4 challenge with a target of $124,000, to cover the cost of running its vital foster house program. “An incredible 6,200 animals, or…

A box of AWLQ’s ‘chocolates’ (puppies) wins the heart of a 12 year old boy on Valentine’s Day

A 12-year old boy has embraced Valentine’s Day, successfully bidding to name Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) box of chocolates - three gorgeous Labrador Kelpie cross puppies. “It’s definitely a ‘box of chocolates’ with a difference,” laughed AWLQ Fundraising Manager…

AWLQ puppy Arlo finding her feet thanks to community funding

Eight weeks after an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy stole the hearts of the community Arlo continues to make progress towards finding her feet. “The hydrotherapy sessions and exercise regime are making a real difference,” her foster carer and…

AWLQ – make this litter your dog’s last – ask us how

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has launched its Last Litter Revolution across South East Queensland in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted puppies, mothers, and mothers-to-be. “We are urging anyone with a litter to contact us and we…

AWLQ cat Simba 20 years young and about to start his ninth life

Animal Welfare League Queensland’s oldest cat has been adopted – thanks to an AWLQ teen volunteer and her mother who works in aged care. At 20 years of age Simba should be enjoying his latter years, on a window sill,…

AWLQ puppy Arlo making progress on road to walking

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy Arlo, who stole the hearts of so many during a GoFundMe campaign, is making progress on the road to walking. “Arlo has had two sessions of intensive physiotherapy and we are seeing improvements, but…

Community rallies for Arlo, an AWLQ puppy in need

A fundraiser for an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy who needs ongoing help to walk has raised thousands of dollars overnight. Twelve week old Arlo stole the hearts of social media supporters who donated more than $3,000 to her…

Dare to be bare clip your cat and dog this summer

You don’t wear a jumper in summer so spare a thought for long haired dogs and cats... Cats shed a great deal of fur in summer and eat a lot of it while grooming themselves. The result can be hairballs…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…