For immediate use21 March 2024

AWLQ’s sweeter than any-bunny Easter adoption sale!

This Easter holidays, the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) invites you to find your forever friend.

With the theme “Sweeter than any-bunny,” AWLQ is making it more affordable than ever to adopt a pet, with heavily discounted prices for adult cats and dogs in a mission to rehome as many animals as possible this Easter.

134 cats and dogs are currently awaiting their forever homes across AWLQ’s Beenleigh, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Warra, and Willawong Animal Rehoming Centres. AWLQ is generously reducing adoption fees with adult cats for just $29 and adult dogs for only $99 in order to get more animals out of shelters and into loving homes.

Caroline Esera, AWLQ Spokesperson, says the organisation is currently at total capacity with many beautiful adult cats and dogs desperate for homes. The reduced promotional fees are an effort to help make adoptions more accessible for people wishing to welcome a pet into their lives.

“Our shelters are packed and our priority is to find loving homes for all our current cats and dogs in order to continue our promise to take on other animals requiring our help. So we really encourage people to consider adopting a sweet forever friend this Easter,” she said.

With over 60 years of experience and more than 177,000 animals rehomed, the AWLQ remains at the forefront of animal welfare and rehoming in Queensland.

The Easter Adoption Sale, running from Tuesday 26th March to Sunday 7th April, offers the perfect opportunity for those looking to enrich their lives with the love of a pet. Prospective adopters can view available animals at or visit any AWLQ Animal Rehoming Centre. AWLQ maintains its thorough adoption process to ensure each animal finds the right home.And if people aren’t in a position to adopt at this point in time, there are other ways to make an impact.

“We appreciate not everyone is able to adopt a pet, so we are always looking for new foster carers who can provide temporary care for shelter pets. Donations and corporate sponsorships are an incredible way to support the organisation and are intrinsic in allowing our teams to keep doing the wonderful work they do – which is saving lives,” Ms Esera said.

This Easter, change the life of a shelter pet. Visit an AWLQ centre and let us help you find your sweetest friend.



Key details

·        AWLQ Animal Rehoming Centres – Beenleigh, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Warra [Bracken Ridge] and Willawong.

·        26 March to 7 April 2024

·        Adult cats for $29.00 and adult dogs for $99.00

·        The adoption sale is valid from 26 March to 7 April 2024, inclusive. The reduced adoption fees apply exclusively to adult cats and dogs that are part of the adoption sale. Other animals are excluded from this offer. Availability is subject to change without notice.

For all media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Caroline EseraMarketing & Communications Manager0431 658 934


About Animal Welfare League Queensland

Founded in 1959, AWLQ has become a trusted leader in animal welfare. We provide a safe haven and second chance for more than 10,000 stray and homeless animals annually. To each of these animals we welcome through our doors, we promise never to euthanise a healthy, sociable, or treatable animal in our care. In addition to our shelter work, we are committed to keeping pets and people together by providing lifesaving support and resources to people in need with companion animals. We are known for our grassroots and innovative community-based animal welfare work, including our community vet clinics, Getting to Zero, Golden Hearts Seniors’ Support Program and the National Desexing Network.