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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…

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…

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…

AWLQ’s new recruit a Titan of animal welfare

Titan’s 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

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…

Lumi Reuinted!

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare, to come home and find your beloved pet no longer there. Unfortunately that is what happened to Rebecca and Pat but the story doesn’t end there. When Rebecca and Pat lost their dog they…

Pip heads to Townsville

Linda from Townsville had been looking for a Shi-Tzu for quite some time. She liked the breed and had always wanted one of her own. The only criteria Linda had for a new pet was that it needed to be…

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,…

Elmo and Woody

Despite their adorable boyish names Elmo and Woody were in fact perfect little ladies. Surrendered at 10 and 11 years of age these adorable seniors had spent their entire lives together. They were brought to the AWLQ to find a…

Our Girl Kanga

Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and Easter are all days you spend with loved ones. But for Kanga these special occasions were spent waiting, wishing and hoping for someone to stop by her kennel. Kanga arrived at the Animal Welfare…

David and Cookie

In November, 2012 I was at work at AWLQ when I had the occasion to walk a beautiful, purebred black greyhound across the shelter. My first impression was how incredibly easy on the lead she was, with absolutely no pulling,…