17th October 23

  • Media opportunity: Interviews with Craig Montgomery – AWLQ Spokesperson, and some of AWLQ’s furry critters.
  • Time: [TBA]
  • Location: AWLQ Gold Coast Rehoming Centre, 21 Shelter Rd, Coombabah.
  • Assets: Download high-res themed animal images and campaign assets here.


Animal Welfare League Queensland Offers Spooktacular Halloween Adoption Sale


This Halloween, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is getting into the spirit of the season by treating, not tricking, potential pet owners. From 25 to 31 October, AWLQ is hosting a week-long Halloween adoption sale.

This is the perfect opportunity if you’ve considered adding a furry friend to your family. AWLQ is offering a bewitching deal: adult cats will be available for adoption at the spooktacular price of just $29, while adult dogs can be yours for a treat at only $99.

“We believe in giving every pet a chance to find a loving home, and our Halloween adoption sale is a fantastic way for people to open their hearts and homes to animals in need,” said Craig Montgomery, spokesperson for AWLQ. “These reduced adoption fees are a special treat for our community, making it easier than ever to adopt a wonderful pet companion.”

The Halloween adoption sale is an excellent opportunity to welcome a new four-legged family member into your home while helping animals in need. By adopting from AWLQ, you are gaining a new friend and supporting their ongoing mission to improve the lives of animals.

Don’t miss this chance to make your Halloween special by giving a deserving pet the loving home they’ve been waiting for. The adoption sale will run throughout AWLQ’s Animal Rehoming Centres across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich.

AWLQ’s standard adoption processes still apply throughout the howl-o-ween sale. All cats and dogs are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed. For more information about the Halloween adoption sale and to view available pets, please visit

“While we celebrate Halloween with an adoption sale, it is also a time to exercise caution when it comes to your pets,” said Craig. “We encourage pet owners to follow simple tips to help keep their pets safe, healthy and out of any scary trouble this Halloween.”

  • Secure your pet indoors – keep your cat or dog indoors in a quiet, secure room to prevent fright, loss, or injury. Ensure they have access to food, water and enrichment.
  • Keep Halloween treats out of reach – store Halloween treats safely away from your pets. Be aware of the nearest emergency vet clinic in case of accidental ingestion.
  • Be cautious with costumes – dress up your pet in a comfortable costume that doesn’t restrict movement, breathing, or body language. Avoid costume elements that could be chewed or swallowed. Consider simpler alternatives like a bowtie or bandana.
  • Watch out for decorations – keep candles out of reach to prevent burns. Avoid decorations at pet eye level that might be tempting to play with or chew on.
  • ID tags and microchipping – ensure your pet’s collar has an updated ID tag with your contact information. Check that their microchip details are current.
  • Minimise noise and stress – create a quiet, safe space within your home for your pets. Play soothing music to drown out frightening sounds.
  • Be mindful of strangers – be cautious of how your pet reacts to strangers. Don’t leave pets outside on Halloween, as this may place them and trick-or-treaters at risk.
  • Consider pet-friendly alternatives – provide distractions like treat-dispensing toys, puzzle feeders, or special chews for stressed pets.

By following these Halloween safety tips, you can ensure your pets are safe and stress-free during this spooky time of year.



For all media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Craig Montgomery
Communications & PR Manager – AWLQ
0424 382 727

About Animal Welfare League Queensland

Established in 1959, AWLQ is a leading name in animal welfare, providing a safe haven for over 11,000 stray and homeless animals each year. We are committed to never euthanising any healthy, sociable or treatable animal under our care. Beyond shelter services, we offer vital support and resources to help keep pets with their owners and advocate for legal changes benefiting animals. Our unique initiatives include community vet clinics, the Getting 2 Zero model, the Golden HeartsTM Seniors’ Support Program, and the National Desexing Network.