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Keeping your pets safe on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for people, but for pets it can be a nightmare, and it is a time to exercise caution. To ensure that both you and your pets enjoy a fun and safe Halloween, we recommend you…

Protect your pet during tick season

Every year the paralysis tick will cause illness in over 100,000 companion animals on the east coast of Australia. Paralysis ticks are external parasites that suck the blood from their host animal. Their salivary glands produce a toxin that affects…

Risk Factors and Managing Obesity in Pets

How can you resist those adoring eyes your pet gives you when you’re eating something, surely a small amount won’t hurt? Although it may be hard to resist giving your pet an extra treat or a little bit more food…

Preparing your pets for bushfire season

With recent severe bushfires resulting in an early start to the season, and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) expecting it will go later as well, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is urging pet owners to ensure they are prepared…

Ensure your pet is well cared for when the unexpected happens

Your dog might be your closest friend giving unconditional love, and your cat, your TV couch companion, but unfortunately they can’t fend for themselves should something happen and you aren’t able to be there for them. Because pets usually have…

Keeping Your Pets Happy And Healthy In Winter

It’s easy to assume that because our pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than humans. Just like us, our pets feel the effects of winter, so it is important we make sure they are…

Pets Can’t Add But They Do Multiply

In 2018, more than 1,700 kittens and nearly 500 puppies came into Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) care across our four Centres in South East Queensland. Many more don’t make it to shelters, rescue groups or pounds, and are abandoned…

Twinkles on Wheels

  Little Twinkles arrived at our Beenleigh Animal Rehoming Centre as a gorgeous eight-week-old Shih-Tzu. Sadly, Twinkles was born without a radius or ulna in her front legs, severely restricting her mobility. In a bid to improve Twinkles quality of…

Project Empty Shelter 2017

Our 5th Annual Project Empty Shelter resulted in 196 animals finding a home in time for Christmas! Project Empty Shelter was held on 9 and 10 December 2017 and received unprecedented support from the community, who constantly streamed into our…

Christmas with Ita 2017

[caption id="attachment_22326" align="alignright" width="314"] Neil Andersen OAM - Founding President of AWLQ, Ita Buttrose AO OBE - Golden Hearts Ambassador & AWLQ Patron, Fay Bradley - Golden Hearts Member and Denise Bradley - CEO of AWLQ.[/caption] On 23 November 2017,…

AWLQ Celebrates National Vet Nurses Day

We’re saluting the unseen work of veterinary nurses on Friday 13 October for National Vet Nurses Day.  AWLQ’s vet nurses work tirelessly to ensure our furry, feathered and scaled family members are cared for and that their needs met. National…

Getting 2 Zero International Summit

In September 2017, G2Z conducted four Workshops - Shelter Animal Behaviour, Social Change, Animal Management and Shelter Medicine with a record- number of attendees. The 7th biennial G2Z Summit was AWLQ’s biggest yet and welcomed those from the government, not-for-profit…

Meet our boy, Bruno!

Bruno is a one-year-old Bearded Collie cross, who has completely stolen the hearts of the entire staff and volunteers at AWLQ. When Bruno first arrived as a stray at AWLQ, it was evident to our rehoming team that he required…

AWLQ Founding President celebrates 95 years.

The entire staff, volunteers and the animals at AWLQ proudly wish Neil Andersen OAM, our founding president, a very happy 95th birthday! ABOVE: Ita Buttrose AO OBE presenting Neil Andersen OAM with his Golden Hearts membership in 2015. After 58…

AWLQ and Lockyer Valley Council launch cat desexing program ahead of breeding season

Animal Welfare League Queensland and Lockyer Valley Council are launching a Cooperative Desexing Program to assist Lockyer Valley residents in need to desex their cats before the spring breeding season. Lockyer Valley City Council is contributing funding towards the 2017-2018…

AWLQ and Ipswich Council launch cat desexing campaign ahead of breeding season

Animal Welfare League Queensland and Ipswich City Council have launched a Cooperative Desexing Campaign to assist Ipswich residents in need to desex their cats before the spring breeding season. Ipswich City Council is contributing significant funding towards the 2017-2018 Cooperative…

Titan Jarrod Wallace signs on as AWLQ ambassador

Fresh off the field from scoring a try in his maiden State of Origin series, Titan’s prop Jarrod Wallace swaps his maroon football jersey for a purple T-shirt as he commences his new role as an AWLQ Ambassador. Born and…

Animal Welfare League Queensland launches 13th annual National Desexing Month

National Desexing Month (NDM) launches on Saturday 1 July 2017, with almost 200 veterinarians offering reduced prices or special incentives for desexing cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters and reduce euthanasia rates around Australia. Currently in its 13th year,…

AWLQ cats urgently need a loving home

To assist in urgently rehoming over 100 cats, AWLQ is holding a cat sale this weekend at its Gold Coast Animal Rehoming Centre located at Coombabah. When you adopt a pet through AWLQ you are supporting an organisation that re-homes…

All your questions answered about Queensland’s new legislation on dog and puppy ownership

*This information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - Biosecurity Queensland* New laws for dog breeders Many Queenslanders are concerned about the welfare of dogs and puppies sold and supplied in Queensland, so the Queensland Government…

Reality star Charlotte Crosby visits and joins AWLQ Family

International English reality TV star and self-confessed animal lover Charlotte Crosby visited Animal Welfare League Queensland’s Gold Coast shelter and became an Ambassador. “I’m just so excited to be part of the AWLQ family,” Charlotte said. “It’s incredible to see…

AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge – just hours to go!

AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge has just hours to go and $78,000 to raise money for its lifesaving Foster House program. “We are coming right down to the wire and need the community’s help to make this happen,” AWLQ State Rehoming…

AWLQ Stray Animals’ Day – a chance to make a $124,000 difference

Animal Welfare League Queensland Ambassador NRL Titan Chris McQueen has launched AWLQ’s inaugural Stray Animals’ Day April 4 challenge with a target of $124,000, to cover the cost of running its vital foster house program. “An incredible 6,200 animals, or…

A box of AWLQ’s ‘chocolates’ (puppies) wins the heart of a 12 year old boy on Valentine’s Day

A 12-year old boy has embraced Valentine’s Day, successfully bidding to name Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) box of chocolates - three gorgeous Labrador Kelpie cross puppies. “It’s definitely a ‘box of chocolates’ with a difference,” laughed AWLQ Fundraising Manager…

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