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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…

Generous community support raises an incredible $154,210 during AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge!!

AWLQ’s inaugural Stray Animals’ Day challenge has been hailed a success with $154,210 raised for the lifesaving AWLQ Foster House program. “We’ve had incredible support from the community which has embraced this key program wholeheartedly. We can’t thank them enough…

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…

AWLQ puppy Arlo finding her feet thanks to community funding

Eight weeks after an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy stole the hearts of the community Arlo continues to make progress towards finding her feet. “The hydrotherapy sessions and exercise regime are making a real difference,” her foster carer and…

AWLQ – make this litter your dog’s last – ask us how

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) has launched its Last Litter Revolution across South East Queensland in an effort to reduce the number of unwanted puppies, mothers, and mothers-to-be. “We are urging anyone with a litter to contact us and we…

AWLQ cat Simba 20 years young and about to start his ninth life

Animal Welfare League Queensland’s oldest cat has been adopted – thanks to an AWLQ teen volunteer and her mother who works in aged care. At 20 years of age Simba should be enjoying his latter years, on a window sill,…

AWLQ puppy Arlo making progress on road to walking

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy Arlo, who stole the hearts of so many during a GoFundMe campaign, is making progress on the road to walking. “Arlo has had two sessions of intensive physiotherapy and we are seeing improvements, but…

Gold Coast Mayor gives heartfelt reasons for choosing to adopt from AWLQ

Animal lover Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has revealed his soft side, sharing why he chooses to adopt dogs from Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ). “The animal knows that you have saved him,” Mayor Tate said. “You are setting a…

Community rallies for Arlo, an AWLQ puppy in need

A fundraiser for an Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) puppy who needs ongoing help to walk has raised thousands of dollars overnight. Twelve week old Arlo stole the hearts of social media supporters who donated more than $3,000 to her…

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…

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…

Pip heads to Townsville

Linda from Townsville had been looking for a Shi-Tzu for quite some time. She liked the breed and had always wanted one of her own. The only criteria Linda had for a new pet was that it needed to be…

Raining Cats and Kittens

The AWLQ is currently experiencing a high number of cats, kittens and the teenagers we affectionately refer to as ‘catterns’. Due to having an extended summer, mother cats with their litters have continued to arrive at our rehoming centres. We…

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,…

Tasha the brindle pooch

You should never judge a book by its cover and you should certainly never judge a dog by their markings. Statistics show that brindle and black dogs can find it harder to find a home than their colourful counterparts and…

Onyx is on his way home

When Ruby and Onyx arrived at the Animal Welfare League of Qld you could have sworn there was just one cat in the carrier. Ruby, an outgoing six year old cat was taking up most of the crate while super…

Beautiful Bear

Beautiful Bear the five year old Shar-Pei came to the Animal Welfare League of Qld with alergic dermititis, ear infections and an eye problem called Entropion. Entropian is a treatable medical condition caused by the dogs  eyelashes roll inwards causing…

2 Happy Boys

We fell in love with Buddy (Andy) 5 years ago when he chose us at the Staplyton Shelter, and last October we decided we needed to give a home to another deserving boy, so Timmy (Tiny) can to join our…

Pumpkin found her purrrrrrfect home

We were very excited to say goodbye to long term resident Pumpkin the cat this past weekend. Pumpkin had been at the shelter since August 2012 and was longing for an owner to call her own. Staff described Pumpkin as…

Eddie!

Hi Animal Welfare League friends – it’s Eddie!! I just wanted to write and let you know how I was going. I stayed with you last April and in my ad you said, “A little bit about me and the…

Mr Bob 10 years since finding his perfect match.

Mr Bob has been a part of my life for 10 years this Valentine’s day.  He came into my life after losing my beautiful Border Collie to pancreatitis at just 2 years of age, her adopted sister pined for her…