Animal Welfare League to empty shelter this weekend

THIS weekend the AWLQ will hold a mega adoption drive in an attempt to rehome every animal in the shelter by Christmas.

AWLQ Spokesperson Brooke Whitney hopes the annual ‘Home for Christmas’ campaign will find hundreds of animals a home and says pet adoption prices have been reduced to encourage people to choose to adopt their new family pet.

“Dogs adoption prices will be $50 (normally $338) and cats will be $30 (normally $158),” she said,


“The AWLQ is currently caring for 1076 animals across its five rehoming centres all who will need rehoming in the coming weeks. It’s astronomical when you think about all the food, medication and man power needed to care for that amount of animals.

The AWLQ is encouraging anyone thinking about getting a pet to visit the Warra Shelter this weekend and give a second chance to a homeless animal.

All animals have been desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.

“Our goal is to have an empty shelter come Monday the 15th of December but we need the communities help to make it a reality,” she said

The Warra Shelter animals come in all shapes and sizes. AWLQ has puppies and kittens as well as older animals that have the advantage of ‘life-experience’ and are usually toilet trained.

“Our staff can match you to a pet that will not only suit your lifestyle but will be a constant companion who will offer you lots of love and affection.”

All animal information including photos can be found at

Warra Shelter Address: 523 Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge 4018.  Opening Hours: 9am-1pm.