World Animal Day - 4th October 2019

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On 4th October, AWLQ will be celebrating World Animal Day.

World Animal Day on 4th October is a day to take action and make the world a better place for animals.

Every week dedicated volunteers head to the beach with a group of abandoned and homeless canine companions in tow as part of AWLQ’s Beach Walking Program – our shelter dogs get to feel the wind in their fur, the sand between their toes, run on grass, experience new smells, and, to simply take a break from the shelter environment.

The joy they experience at spending time at the beach is breathtaking to see and means so much, both to them and our volunteer carers.

Shelter life can be stressful and the dogs are provided time away from the shelter. They go swimming, play in the waves, there is lots of goofing around and playing in the sand – the volunteers give them loads of love and teach them really neat tricks.

During their adventure they get to burn excess energy with exercise, mingle with their furry companions and learn behaviours that prepare them for their new home.

They couldn’t get there without our trusty vans, but they’ve seen better days.

With your support this World Animal Day, AWLQ are hoping to raise $60,000 to purchase two custom fitted vehicles so we can continue to transport dogs on these adventures and keep their tails wagging.

Since 2003, when AWLQ started the Beach Walking Program, thousands of dogs have experienced the benefits of this program, enrichment that is critical for the well-being of abandoned and homeless dogs in care, but now the AWLQ Beach Walking Program vans are in desperate need of replacing.

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On behalf of all dogs you will make the world a better place for – thank you in anticipation of your kind support.

Thank you for helping us to reach our target!

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For donations via telephone and credit card, please ring:
07 5509 9057 | 07 5509 9014

For fundraising, events, donation or sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Bec Byrnes | Corporate Relationships & Fundraising Manager
07 5509 9057 |

For any communications, PR or media enquiries, please contact:

Craig Montgomery | Communications and PR Manager
07 5509 9030 |

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