Dig deep for AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge

The Animal Welfare League Queensland is calling for last minute donations for their AWLQ’s Stray Animals’ Day challenge.

AWLQ State Rehoming Manager Melinda Phipps said they need to raise another $78,000 to fund a lifesaving Foster House program which sees sick, injured, young and old animals spend time in a family home for days, weeks, sometimes months.

“We are coming right down to the wire and need the community’s help to make this happen,” she said.


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Since the challenge was launched 11 days ago, more than 350 people have donated, raising more than $45,000.

“The community has been incredibly generous, from an anonymous donation of $15,000 to many $10 and $20 pledges,” Ms Phipps said. “A $5 pledge, the cost of a cup of coffee, will make a difference to the lives of animals in need.

“With nearly 6,200 animals, or 71% of all animals in AWLQ’s care spending time in foster care each year, every little bit helps.”

Animal Welfare League Queensland continues to be a leader in animal rehoming. In July last year AWLQ included treatable conditions to the list of reasons an animal will never be euthanised.

“Our promise to you is that we will never euthanise a healthy, sociable animal with a treatable condition, whatever its age,” AWLQ CEO Denise Bradley said.

“Most people on the Gold Coast have either adopted from us, or know someone who has.

“We now have just 38 hours to reach our target and we’re asking anyone who supports us, follows us on social media or knows the lifesaving work that we do to please donate.”

For more information, and to donate, visit: gofundme.com/awlq-sadchallenge

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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