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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…

Community turns out and adopts AWLQ Project Empty Shelter Saturday

South East Queensland has turned out and adopted, during the first day of Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) Project Empty Shelter. In an emotional day, more than 120 animals were rehomed for Christmas across the four shelters, thanks to the…

AWLQ says greyhound racing ban back down is opportunity lost

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has condemned the New South Wales’ Government decision to reverse the greyhound racing ban saying it is an opportunity lost. “It’s devastating news and a retrograde step for the future of greyhounds,” AWLQ CEO Denise…

AWLQ urges NSW Government to stand firm on greyhound decision

One of Australia’s peak animal welfare bodies, Animal Welfare League Queensland, is urging NSW Premier Mike Baird to remain true to his convictions in the face of growing pressure from rural members concerned over the political impact of the greyhound…

Laughter and tears of joy as seniors celebrate Golden Hearts

Golden Hearts' Pet Support Program first member Neil Andersen and his dog Lilly enjoying the seniors' pet support program's first birthday celebrations. Laughter and tears of joy this week as more than 60 guests and members celebrated the first birthday…

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…

GREYHOUNDS: COMPANIONS NOT COMMODITIES

In light of the terrible investigative reports that have been on the news recently about the mistreatment of Greyhounds by the racing industry, we thought it timely to remind you all of what these beauitful, gentle animals were really bred…

Conner the Greyhound gets adopted

Project #AdoptAWLQ is a community awareness campaign showcasing shelter pets in everyday life alongside local high profile social media influencers. Playing out predominately on Instagram our animals have been featured at the beach, hanging out in local coffee shops, going…

Luke and Piper

We lost our dog Zach to cancer a number of years ago. It took about six months before we were ready for another one to take his place. My mother had been watching Luke, a wolfhound cross on the adoption…

David and Cookie

In November, 2012 I was at work at AWLQ when I had the occasion to walk a beautiful, purebred black greyhound across the shelter. My first impression was how incredibly easy on the lead she was, with absolutely no pulling,…

Gracey the Great-hound!

On a quiet Monday back in December 2013, I had phoned my partner to visit AWLQ, where I worked as soon as he could. I was excited, because there was a beautiful greyhound who needed a home, and I thought…

Tess the Greyhound makes a perfect pet

When I first volunteered at Animal Welfare League QLD's Gold Coast shelter I met my first Greyhound. I was absolutely captivated by these gentle, sweet natured yet playful dogs however I thought I could not adopt one as I had…