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For the past 60 years Animal Welfare League Queensland has been embracing a brighter future for animals in need.

During this time we have achieved incredible results, including reducing euthanasia rates within our rehoming centres to some of the lowest in Australia through our Getting to Zero initiative, working with councils and the community to assist with the desexing of over 200,000 cats and dogs through our National Desexing Network and creating Golden Hearts™- a program design to assist seniors with pet ownership.

A key focus of Animal Welfare League Queensland is to raise the value of animals in society so that the intrinsic needs of each species are recognised, respected and met. Just as importantly, we will:

  • Continue to keep our promise to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care.
  • Provide stray and homeless animals a second chance at life through innovative rehoming strategies.
  • Prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies through our National Desexing Network.
  • Increase the number of Councils participating in our Cooperative Desexing Programs.
  • Work with Councils to improve the living conditions of animals and introduce our Getting to Zero model.
  • Keep people and their pets together by providing charitable support through our Community Vet Clinics.
  • Through the Golden Hearts™ Program support seniors through every step of pet ownership.
  • Improve the community’s attitude toward all animals through education.
  • Find a positive solution for un-owned cats.

To think of animals facing an uncertain future, their loneliness and fear – this is our motivation. Our goals are ambitious – we don’t turn away animals who are suffering; we don’t euthanise animals because they are old or require treatment. Our model is different and we are incredibly proud of this.

REHOMING PROGRAM

Animal Welfare League Queensland works with councils and the community to improve the outcomes for abandoned and homeless pets. Animal Welfare League Queensland strives to give every animal in need a second chance at life and promises never to euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care. As a result we have one of the lowest euthanasia rates in Australia for a shelter of our size.

Animal Welfare League Queensland’s Rehoming Program is one of the most successful in the country, with an average of 120 animals each week being adopted from our Animal Rehoming Centres. Our team of volunteers and animal-care attendants are dedicated to providing a high quality of care and meeting each animals’ unique needs through training and enrichment programs. We have had another exciting and progressive year rehoming 6,115 animals through adoption and rescue groups. In addition 3,791 animals were reunited with their owners.

Our team of volunteers and animal-care attendants are dedicated to providing a high quality of care and meeting each animals’ unique needs through training and enrichment programs.

Our team of veterinarians, health check, desex, vaccinate and microchip all our animals before they are placed up for adoption. Further treatment is provided to those animals in need before being placed into foster care until they are ready to be adopted.

No time limit is placed on our animals finding a new home – once they arrive in the rehoming centre they are part of our family until they find a loving permanent home. Animal Welfare League Queensland goes the extra mile to ensure that no animal waits too long for a home and has over the years developed many innovative campaigns and promotions that highlight our animals for adoption.

The rehoming of animals in not limited to our Animal Rehoming Centres. We work alongside our external rehoming partners and rescue groups which helped us to achieve even more positive outcomes for animals in our care.

Partnerships with companies such as PETstock and smaller independents play a huge role in rehoming our animals that may otherwise be overlooked.

Rescue groups are also an important resource for welfare organisations as they provide specialised health or behaviour care for animals that may need intensive or long term rehabilitation outside of the rehoming centre.

Animal Welfare League Queensland is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient, (registered charity number 422) and is a Member of Australian Charities Foundation.