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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…

Generous community support raises an incredible $154,210 during AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge!!

AWLQ’s inaugural Stray Animals’ Day challenge has been hailed a success with $154,210 raised for the lifesaving AWLQ Foster House program. “We’ve had incredible support from the community which has embraced this key program wholeheartedly. We can’t thank them enough…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

$29 C A T S T H I S W E E K E N D

People of Brisbane get excited! This weekend you can adopt a fluffy feline with an engine that purrs for just $29 from our Warra + Willawong Shelters. Yes that's right, all cats and kittens will have their adoption fee reduced…

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…

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…

Game of Bones – Queens Birthday Long Weekend

With more than 800 cats and 300 dogs in care across Animal Welfare League QLD Rehoming Centres the Non-profit animal charity is reducing adoption costs from Thursday and inviting the public to adopt a homeless animal from just $20. Game of Bones…

Bear & Tigerclown

We adopted bear from the AWLQ in December 2012. He was a scruffy  black dog, and we knew we had to have him the instant we saw him! (Coincidentally, he looks exactly like the black dog in the new pet…

A ‘Stirling’ Win

"When we decided to get a kitten we knew he or she would be coming from the Animal Welfare League QLD. My family have always adopted our pets from the shelter and have always been blessed with the most loyal,…

Aria Kitty

Meow! I adopted a gorgeous five-year-old cat called "Sammy" in December from the Coombabah Shelter. I have renamed her "Aria" which in Hebrew means "Lioness". It took her a little while to settle in to her new environment and a…

Bullet the Cat

I adopted Bullet in December for 3 reasons: 1) the staff loved him and convinced me not to “overlook his personality” as many of the previous pet-seekers had 2) he played his “cute” card well and did army-rolls around the…

Rummy

We adopted Rummy from the AWL Gold Coast shelter early 2005. He was a long term resident and had been ill with cat flu and been stuck in a cage for around a month, and the day my daughter came…