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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

AWLQ invites pirates ‘purrrrrrr mission to come aboard’

The Gold Coasts premier animal shelter Animal Welfare League QLD is hoping to entice some A-List Celebrities to visit the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre with their newest campaign PAW-RATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. The AWLQ is in close proximity to the…

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,…

Raining Cats and Kittens

The AWLQ is currently experiencing a high number of cats, kittens and the teenagers we affectionately refer to as ‘catterns’. Due to having an extended summer, mother cats with their litters have continued to arrive at our rehoming centres. We…

Toby the wonder cat!

In November 2010 our local pet shop "Pets Unleashed" started displaying cats for the AWL. I always go there with my dogs to buy something for our animals. One day early November 2010 I noticed a big, beautiful ginger cat.…