Christmas hope for animals needing new homes this festive season

Abandoned and homeless animals are being given a second chance at life this Christmas, thanks to Animal Welfare League Queensland.

The organisation has worked hard to maintain its services throughout the Covid pandemic, including looking after dogs like Boof and Iggy (pictured below).

The pair has spent 80 days being cared for by AWLQ’s dedicated staff, but will happily be off to their new homes just in time for Christmas.


Iggy and Boof. PHOTO: Supplied by AWLQ.

Melinda Phipps, AWLQ State Rehoming Manager, said the Gold Coast community knows if anyone can give a pet a second chance, it’s them.

“It makes us so proud that we were able to help animals in need throughout what has been an incredibly challenging time for many people,” she said.

“We also know that our community joins us in caring deeply about abandoned and homeless animals.

“If you are in a position to give, please know that you will be helping us to provide homeless pets with a safe haven while they’re waiting for their new home,” said Ms. Phipps.

You can donate to AWLQ by visiting