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 AWLQ Gold Coast operations.
The reopening will mean the non-profit organisation will be able to generate much needed funds with the opening of an op shop at the front of the warehouse as well as having the ability to store essential goods for the other 7 AWLQ op shops out the back.
Marketing Manager Brooke Whitney says it has been a long road to get the warehouse back to its original functionality.
“The AWLQ team is excited and relieved to have the warehouse open to help raise much needed financial relief after suffering from lower adoption numbers and donation dollars in the last six months”.
“We have been fortunate enough to have some really positive feedback from the community who are eager to see the much loved source of affordable, good quality furniture and goods re opened to the public”.
The launch day will have a sausage sizzle, mobile adoption, a dog behaviouralist to answer questions and give advice as well as a raffle with a prize worth over $3000 from the Golden Door Health Retreat.
“We would love the community to come down and enjoy the day and support the AWLQ”.
The Labrador warehouse is located at 6/237 Brisbane Road Labrador and will be reopened on Monday the 30th of May.
For op shop donations call 07 5509 9000 or log onto www.awlqld.com.au to find your nearest op shop. For more information please call Brooke Whitney on (07) 5509 9030.
The Warehouse last year after the fire.