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AWLQ launches new greyhound program with a call for foster carers

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has launched a program for greyhounds called ‘Going Grey - AWLQ’, and is calling for foster carers to participate. “We have had a long association with greyhounds, their care and rehoming and we want to ensure…

AWLQ welcomes NSW decision to ban greyhound racing and calls on Qld Govt to follow suit

Animal Welfare League Qld (AWLQ) has commended Premier Mike Baird on his decision to ban greyhound racing in New South Wales and has called on the Queensland Government to follow his example. “It’s a huge step in the fight for…

Communities urged to get their vet on board for national desexing month campaign

  Australia’s cat and dog owners are being urged to get their vet on board for National Desexing Month in July and help reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies. “Please check with your vet to see if they…

A Bug’s Life…the difference you make when you donate

It's tax time - we need your help to help animals in need! Please donate before June 30! Dear Supporter, Surrendered, abandoned and homeless animals rely on us at Animal Welfare League Queensland to be there when no one else…

Reaching for a blanket? Think about your best friend…

Winter has finally arrived in the Sunshine State. While it's not a northern winter, it is cold enough for your four legged companions to also feel it. Here are a few tips to keep them toasty too. "It's important that…

AWLQ welcomes first efforts to bring puppy farms to heel and urges further action

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has welcomed Queensland Government moves towards puppy protection with new dog breeder registration laws passed in Parliament. “This is the first step in the prevention of puppy farming,” AWLQ Strategic Development Officer Joy Verrinder said.…

Mother’s Day – AWLQ salutes its four legged Mums

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes - and nothing can be truer than at Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) shelters. Heavily pregnant dogs and cats find themselves homeless, abandoned or surrendered. During the six month breeding season we take…

AWLQ animal carer finalist in Miss World Australia

Animal Welfare League Queensland’s Eleea Navarro will swap her AWLQ dungarees for an AWLQ OP Shop ballgown when she represents the Gold Coast as a Queensland finalist in the Miss World Australia competition in July. A passionate animal lover and…

Hop to adopt and save a life this Easter!

Animal Welfare League Queensland Rehoming Centres (AWLQ) across South East Queensland will throw open their doors tomorrow Thursday (March 24) with special, reduced adoption fees during the ‘Hop to Adopt’ campaign. In an effort to rehome hundreds of surrendered and…

Speaking Your Dog’s Language

Speaking your dogs language - kath

Ever wondered what your dog was trying to tell you with constant barking, jumping or destructive behaviour? There are reasons behind their actions. The AWLQ Education Team is holding a series of free seminars in Ipswich to help you understand your best friend.…

Why a Snip and Chip Will Make All The Difference to so Many Lives

cat desexing and microchipping

The important of desexing and microchipping your pets from our CEO Denise Bradley Newborn kittens always pull at our heartstrings here at AWLQ, and not just because they’re so cute, but because supply constantly outstrips demand, leaving so many unwanted…

‘Ruff’ day at the office? AWLQ & Uber have the perfect solution

'Ruff' day in the office? AWLQ & Uber have the perfect solution Across Australia, adoptable, furry puppies will be taking over offices to spread awareness and raise funds for AWLQ pet adoption with this adorable campaign All you need to…

Vaccinations – Are You Gambling With Your Dog’s Life?

AWLQ Community vet clinic vaccinations

Vaccinations are the best protection you have against preventable diseases While outbreaks of the potentially deadly parvovirus received widespread coverage in 2015, vets at AWLQ's Community Vet Clinics say the war continues on the highly contagious disease. Is your dog…

No eyes. no worries: Meet Daisy the blind dog!

MEET DAISY. She may look a little different to the other dogs in the shelter - but can she see a problem with that? Nope! Daisy has no eyes and no worries. Daisy first came into AWLQ’s care back in November, after being…

Cats, Storms and Blocked Bladders: What’s the common link?

AWLQ’s Gold Coast Community Vet Clinic Director, Dr Andres Townsend, says storm season is the time for blocked bladders and warns cat owners to take note! During summer storm season, the number of cats presenting to the clinic with blocked…

Project Empty Shelter

AWLQ is encouraging families to adopt a shelter pet for Christmas by slashing their adoption prices this weekend to $37 for dogs and $27 for cats. In a bid to entirely empty their Rehoming Centres, AWLQ hope to find homes…

‘Spring Break’ has gone to the dogs

Want some puppy love with no strings attached? For a limited time, a select number of dogs at AWLQ rehoming centres will be eligible for a FREE 21 DAY ADOPTION TRIAL. Families are invited to trial a dog for 21…

AWLQ lets the animals out in a shopping centre near you

Introducing Animal Welfare League Qld’s newest rehoming tool, Pet Pod. The first of its kind in the country Pet Pod will be the future of animal adoption and adoption enquiries in Australia! In 2014 AWLQ found homes for more than…

POP UP ADOPTIONS SEES SURGE IN REHOMING FIGURES

The Animal Welfare League QLD is looking for space in the Ipswich community to hold POP UP animal adoptions to increase rehoming figures. AWLQ has been operating out of their Hooper Street Rehoming Centre but have had great success when…

Game of Bones – Queens Birthday Long Weekend

With more than 800 cats and 300 dogs in care across Animal Welfare League QLD Rehoming Centres the Non-profit animal charity is reducing adoption costs from Thursday and inviting the public to adopt a homeless animal from just $20. Game of Bones…

AWLQ invites pirates ‘purrrrrrr mission to come aboard’

The Gold Coasts premier animal shelter Animal Welfare League QLD is hoping to entice some A-List Celebrities to visit the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre with their newest campaign PAW-RATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. The AWLQ is in close proximity to the…

AWLQ gives Free Love to Cat Loving Residents

Want some kitty loving with no strings attached? For a limited time, a select number of cats at AWLQ Gold Coast will be eligible for a FREE NO-OBLIGATION 30-DAY ADOPTION TRIAL! Drop in to the shelter anytime between 10am-5pm choose…

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR BRISBANE’S UNWANTED STRAYS

The Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has taken on the management of Brisbane City Council's two animal shelter facilities in Warra and Willawong. AWLQ CEO Denise Bradley, says her organisation takes pride in its best practice treatment of cats and…

Ned & Kelly

Ned & Kelly will set tails wagging around the nation as the adorable duo enter the Big Brother house as this years resident family pets. It’s the first time in Big Brother history that two dogs will be placed in…