Stray Animals' Day

We didn’t know what Fleur had been through. But we knew we could help her.

AWLQ believes all animals should have a loving home. Sadly, stray animals don’t – they have nowhere safe to live, they are often frightened and alone. With your support we can change this together on Stray Animals’ Day and beyond.


Fleur came into Animal Welfare League Queensland’s care from a regional pound after being found lost and wandering the streets – she was covered in sores from scratching and had hardly any fur covering her skinny little body. Despite all of this, all Fleur longed for was to be loved.

We didn’t know what Fleur had been through, but we knew we could help her. Our dedicated team made it their mission to bring Fleur back to health. They took away her pain and suffering. Following weeks of veterinary treatment and the dedicated care from our team and Fleur’s foster carer we could see dramatic improvements in her health and happiness.

Fleur is loving life in her foster home as she recovers – receiving the love and care she deserves. Her skin is healing and her fur starting to grow back. Soon she will be ready to find a new family who could provide her a second chance in a loving home.

AWLQ cares for close to 10,000 animals every year, many of which are stray and homeless like Fleur. And, to every one of these animals who we welcome into our care, we make a promise.

We promise to never euthanise a healthy, sociable, or treatable animal in our care. Fleur is the embodiment of everything our promise stands for and demonstrates our commitment to our work with rural and regional pounds. Sadly, the only other alternative is euthanasia of these healthy and rehomable animals.

Stray Animals’ Day

This is a day to take action, your kindness will make a world of difference to animals just like Fleur.

In Australia, an estimated 140,000 healthy but unwanted dogs and cats are killed in Australian pounds each year. As part of our lifesaving animal rehoming program, AWLQ has been working with 19 rural and regional pounds since 2017 to assist at-risk animals in struggling communities

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We rely solely on donations from our generous supporters to keep our promise and continue our lifesaving work within the community. Please consider making a donation, however big or small to support AWLQ.

As always, thank you for your compassion today and throughout the year.