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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…

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 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…

Gold Coast Mayor gives heartfelt reasons for choosing to adopt from AWLQ

Animal lover Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has revealed his soft side, sharing why he chooses to adopt dogs from Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ). “The animal knows that you have saved him,” Mayor Tate said. “You are setting a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

AWLQ welcomes first efforts to bring puppy farms to heel and urges further action

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has welcomed Queensland Government moves towards puppy protection with new dog breeder registration laws passed in Parliament. “This is the first step in the prevention of puppy farming,” AWLQ Strategic Development Officer Joy Verrinder said.…

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…

Love at first sight for Dale

Big dogs have big hearts and so much love to give, yet sometimes spend more time waiting for a home because people looking for a new pet seem to think with big dogs comes more work. This is almost always…

Reggie & Alfie

Despite having boy names eight year old Reggie and five year old Alfie were the most affectionate ladies who were surrendered together when their owner relocated overseas. Having lived together their entire lives this bonded pair were inseparable. Young Alfie…

The new ‘Hairy Maclary’

When we met two-year-old ‘Latimer’ there was more than one double take. The little wire-haired dachshund looked almost identical to the incredibly popular children’s book character, ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’. Latimer’s personality was also very similar to his fictional…

Angie & Minnie

Angie and Minnie were known as the Perfect Pommy Pair. The six year old Pomeranians arrived at the AWLQ when their owners could no longer care for them and we knew we had to do our best to rehome them…

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…

Grace

We adopted Grace from AWLQ Gold Coast recently, and wanted to let you know that she is settling in very well on our farm at Scenic Rim Milk. From the second she got out of the car, she claimed our farm as…