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Roxy the Husky’s happy ever after

 I lost my little girl MIsty Blue ( Australian Blue Cattle) in 2006 and we had been good friends for 12 years, when living in Brisbane. I missed her dearly she was and always will have that Special Place in My Heart. I bought a Holden Ute so my next…

Betty – Boo Boo and Darla the chooks

On the 22nd of June 2011, we adopted three hens from the AWL. Two black chooks called Betty and Boo Boo and one red chook called Darla. We renamed them to Dawn, Dusk and Sunshine and they have made great friends with our red chook Rosie. They have three quarter…

one of the great ones

Nearly 2 years ago we lost our beloved ’girls’, Angi & Gina who became great mates my husband and I met and started going out about 10 years ago. After losing the girls within 2 weeks of each other we decided we would be ’dogless’ so we could travel and…

Jack the Black cat

  It seem’s like just yesterday I was staring at the AWL kitties who needed a home on the website. A cute little boy named Jack caught my eye and for over a week I stared at his photo. My partner kept saying no, so I asked my dad who…

Snooker the Boxer finds his forever home

We were on the hunt for a boxer/ cross dog primarily as a companion for our other 1 year old boxer cross. This is because our first dog is a ’high energy’ dog and needed a compatible dog to run around with on our acreage. Well, we came across the…

Oooooh Rats

  It has been nearly two weeks since I adopted Abuku & Chu from the AWL. I’d never owned a rat before, but after over six months of research, I knew I was ready. I specifically wanted to adopt from the AWL because frankly, I won’t go anywhere else! When…

Foster dog Sprite didn’t want to come back to the AWLQ

  We fostered Poppy (Sprite) in May, for kennel cough — she is a tiny thing, weighing no more than 1.8kg; but; what personality! She made herself very welcome in our home & become firm friends with our first AWL rescue Lucy the Kelpie X , Indigo the rescue cat…

Penny the Dachshaund

It will be 18 months on Saturday (27/8/11) since I brought Penny(Ella) home from AWL Coombabah and 18 months since she stole my heart. I had previously owned a Dachshund for 14 years and after 2 years without any fur babies and my youngest child moving out the quiet was…

Sarah’s Story

Age is no barrier for this Gold Coast schoolgirl who raised more than $1,000 for local stray and abandoned pets by locking herself in a dog cage for more than 24 hours. At just 14 years old Sarah Braund has embarked on a personal crusade against puppy farming while raising…

Flick the brave – a tail of survival

Don’t focus on what’s missing; work with what’s there. That is the motto I now live by to ensure I enjoy the ultimate cat life. You see I am a newly created tripod and am ready to flaunt my new figure. I know there is the saying ‘good things come…

Another furry addition to the Bateup clan

She may be a woman of steel in the water but away from the competition limelight Hayley Bateup is a real softy at heart. The Gold Coast ironwoman has added a little extra fur to her already furry family, adopting another pint-sized pooch from the Animal Welfare League of Queensland…

Boss Feature Story

Boss takes pride in his special gift of giving guests to his home the ultimate doggy welcome. But it was this friendly approach to life that saw him become the victim of a dognapping. The 12-month-old Bull Mastiff x Husky was taken from his Upper Coomera home after giving the…

Rock On With The Animal Welfare League

The Rebel FM fun day at the Animal Welfare League will be held on the 2nd of July in a bid to raise vital funds for the struggling shelter. The Coombabah shelter which opened its doors in 1959 will be forced to close by Christmas if they do not receive…

S.O.S, Save our Shelter

The economic downturn, natural disasters, low adoptions figures and the high number of surrendered animals is having a severe impact on the Animal Welfare League’s ability to perform to their usual capability. We are really struggling to keep our shelter doors open, Marketing Manager Brooke Whitney says. “Most people don’t…

AWLQ Warehouse Launch Party

A little over a year since the March 2010 fire the Animal Welfare League Queensland is reopening the Labrador warehouse. The blaze which destroyed more than $1 million dollars worth of op shop stock and donated pet products started in a neighbouring warehouse before reaching the logistical hub for the…

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