AWLQ: Give an abandoned animal a fur-ever home this Christmas

Queenslanders are being encouraged to make Christmas extra special this year by giving a fur-ever home to an abandoned animal in need of a little love.

If you’ve been thinking about adopting a furry new companion, then now is the puurrfect time to do it, with Animal Welfare League Queensland holding a mega adoption drive across Queensland this weekend only.

AWLQ State Rehoming Manager Melinda Phipps says she hopes the adoption drive, dubbed Project Empty Shelter, will find hundreds of animals homes and says adult cat and dog adoption prices have been reduced to encourage people to adopt.


“We are encouraging the Gold Coast community to open their hearts and homes and help us rehome 200 animals,” she said.

Across the weekend of 8 and 9 December, dog adoption prices will be $80 and cat adoption prices will be just $30.

“There is no greater gift to a shelter animal than a loving home,” Ms Phipps says.

If you’re looking to open your heart to a new family member this Christmas, you can do so by visiting:

• Beenleigh Animal Rehoming Centre, Rossmans Road, Stapylton
• Gold Coast Animal Rehoming Centre, Shelter Road, Coombabah
• Warra Animal Rehoming Centre, Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge
• Willawong Animal Rehoming Centre, Gooderham Road, Willawong

All cats and dogs are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.

For more information on the animals available for rehoming head to

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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