Malika searching for loving family

The Animal Welfare League is hoping a Gold Coast family will visit their rehoming centre on the Gold Coast and adopt Malika.

Malika is a special 2-year-old Domestic Medium Hair, Torbi and White cat who came to the shelter with her kittens. Although her babies were old enough to be weaned, Malika still wanted to be a mum, so the shelter connected her with a younger litter that urgently needed a new mother. Malika stepped in and raised her surrogate babies as if they were her own.

Now it is her turn to find a loving family to join, and leave her maternal duties behind.

You can come and meet Malika at AWLQ’s Gold Coast rehoming centre, Shelter Road, Coombabah. Her adoption fee is $99 and she is fully desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

ANIMAL ID: 43820
PHONE: 07 5509 9030
ADDRESS: Shelter Road, Coombabah, Qld, 4216

NSW police horse snapped performing unusual yoga pose

A NSW police horse has showed off his flexibility on social media, much to the delight of thousands of Aussies.

Navajo was enjoying some rest time in the stables when he was snapped busting out what looks like a yoga pose.

The steed was lying on his back and stretching out his hind legs when he was caught on camera.

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NSW police uploaded a photo of the horse in the unusual position to Facebook on Wednesday, and the snap has since gone viral.

This morning the photo had received nearly 5,000 likes with many saying Navajo would make a great yoga partner.

Find your purrrrr-fect match this Valentine’s weekend at AWLQ

Close to 300 lonely hearts are waiting at AWLQ’s Rehoming Centres, hoping to find true love this Valentine’s Weekend.

AWLQ is reducing adoption fees by half, bringing adult cat adoption prices down to just $49.50 and adult dogs to $125 for this weekend only.

“We have many adult dogs and cats here at our Rehoming Centres for over 100 days, waiting for a family to come along and adopt them,” says AWLQ Communications Manager Zoe Hermans. “Our longest term dog is a beautiful black greyhound called Judi and she has been with us for 142 days. Our longest term cat, a black and white moggie called Zoe, 127 days.”

It is these animals, says Ms Hermans, which AWLQ are especially keen to get into homes this weekend and hope the ‘loving spirit’ of St Valentine’s Day will inspire the public to consider adopting. “Our animals stay with us for as long as it takes to find them a home,” Ms Hermans says. “So whilst they are in a safe and caring environment here with us, it is still not an ideal place for an animal to be long-term. Companion animals belong in homes with families and loving owners – not in shelters.”

AWLQ’s Valentine’s sale is on this weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February. The Gold Coast Rehoming Centre (Shelter Road, Coombabah) is open 10am – 5pm each day and Beenleigh Rehoming Centre (Rossmans Road, Stayplton) is open 10am – 4pm each day.

WATCH: Adorable rescue animals battle it out in annual ‘Puppy Bowl’

Whilst millions of people gathered around their TV screens to watch the Super Bowl yesterday, some furry friends also made their debut’s battling it out in the annual ‘Puppy Bowl.’

The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that features two teams of rescue pooches who are pitted against each other in a game of puppy “football.”

The game mimics the American football Super Bowl, only it uses adorable rescue puppies.

Team Ruff and Team Fluff battled it out with Team Ruff taking the victory 70-44.

Whilst it is fun to watch, the show isn’t just about fun and games with the event encouraging people to adopt shelter animals.

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Rare albino green turtle spotted on QLD beach

An extremely rare baby albino turtle has been discovered on a Sunshine Coast beach by an environmental volunteer group.

Volunteers from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care were left stunned when they came across the tiny five centimetre wide turtle while checking nests on the Sunshine Coast’s Castaways Beach on Sunday.

Photo taken by Adrienne Savage | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

Photo taken by Adrienne Savage | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

The group’s President Linda Warneminde told ABC the “pink-eyed, snow white” turtle was found in what the group thought was an empty nest.

Photo taken by John, Kim and Susan | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

Photo taken by John, Kim and Susan | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

“It looked like a normal turtle hatchling, except that it had a white shell and it had little white flippers, and you could see a little bit of pink under its flippers,” she said.

Photo taken by Adrienne Savage | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

Photo taken by Adrienne Savage | PHOTO: Coolum District Coast Care Group / Facebook

The Queensland’s Government’s Threatened Species Unit chief scientist, Dr Col Limpus said albino hatchlings were extremely rare. “It probably occurs at the rate of one in many hundreds of thousands of eggs that are laid,” he said. Dr Limpus said that he has worked with turtles for 50 years, but this is the first albino one he has ever seen.