Menu

Archive for the ‘Latest News and Information’ Category:

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…