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 launched this year’s event, which will be held on Saturday December 10 and Sunday December 11.

ed-bhc_5060“This is a chance to ensure every dog and cat in Animal Welfare League Queensland’s shelters has a home for Christmas,” Ms Pearson said.

“Come on down and make a difference.

“There is no greater gift to a shelter animal than a loving home.”

Now in its fourth year, the annual event has become a popular way to support the animal charity, and the many abandoned and surrendered animals that come through its doors.img_0200

“This is one of the most important weekends on the calendar for AWLQ dogs and cats,” Ms Pearson said.

“We urge everyone who can to come down, meet some of the wonderful dogs and cats and get a bit of fur in the family.

“If you have lost a dog or cat in the past year, consider adopting during Project Empty Shelter – you’ll be changing a life.”

During the two day adoption drive adult dogs will be $50, adult cats $20.

AWLQ Gold Coast, Brisbane and Beenleigh rehoming centres open their doors at 10am Saturday and Sunday.