Getting to Zero

The Getting to Zero Model details the principles and strategies for reducing the numbers of incoming cats and dogs to pounds and shelters and saving 90% of all incoming stray and surrendered cats and dogs in a whole community.

The model is based on AWLQ’s successful strategies in reducing incoming animals and reducing euthanasia rates in Gold Coast City, Australia, a city with over half a million people. Because AWLQ manages all of Gold Coast City’s stray and abandoned animals, it has been possible to develop a whole community change model, transferrable to other cities and towns.

We hope all communities, local governments and animal welfare groups will be equally as passionate about being part of this Getting to Zero evolution in Australia.

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Please go to to find out how you can participate to prevent impounded and abandoned cats and dogs and save more lives.