It’s been a long time coming, but the Animal Welfare League of Queensland is excited to finally announce the opening of its Ipswich Rehoming Centre on Saturday November 19 and they want you there.


To celebrate the opening of the centre and newfound hope for homeless animals, the Animal Welfare League of Queensland will be hosting an open day full of fun with jumping castles, raffles, face painting for the kids and gift packs for members of the public who  adopt a pet on that day.

The opening of the Ipswich centre is welcome news for cats and dogs of Ipswich and its surrounding areas, with surrendered and stray pets no longer needing to make the hour long journey to the AWLQ’s Coombabah Shelter to begin a new life.

CEO of the AWLQ Denise Bradley says the team have been working with Ipswich council for almost ten years rehoming many of their pound animals at the Coombabah and Stapylton Shelters.

“The new shelter will mean that we will be able to save the lives of more cats and dogs whose future would otherwise be in serious doubt” Ms Bradley says.

“There is also an AWLQ vet clinic and op shop in the area that will help raise the much needed funds to provide shelter, medical care and food for the animals”.

The opening of the shelter on Saturday the 19th of November will be a great chance for the community to see the new facility and what is being done to ensure the futures of Ipswich animals while they wait patiently for a new home.

The open day starts at 10am on Saturday November 19 and will run until 2pm at 6 Hooper Street West Ipswich.