Open your heart and adopt a cat this Valentine’s Day

If you own a pet, you’re never ‘single’ on Valentine’s Day!

This week the Animal Welfare League Queensland will be reducing the adoption fees on adult cats, in a bid to rehome some lonely felines at the adoption centre.

Melinda Phipps, AWLQ State Rehoming Manager, says Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is hoping the Gold Coast community will be be struck by Cupid’s arrow as they view the adult cats.


“To celebrate Valentine’s Day AWLQ is reducing adoption fees on adult cats, bringing the adoption prices down to just $29.

“We currently have 49 adult cats available for adoption, and a total of 117 cats in care that are waiting for their second chance. We hope the loving spirit of St Valentine’s Day will inspire the public to consider adopting. Every animal that is rehomed provides a space for another in need of a new home, so you’re really helping two animals,” said Ms Phipps

AWLQ’s usual adoption process will still apply and Every cat up for adoption has been desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.

While love might be in the air for humans this Valentines’ Day, AWLQ is also reminding people to have their pets desexed.

“Cats are prolific breeders in warm climates, with one female cat capable of having up to three litters a year. Cats can begin breeding at four months of age, live anywhere between 10 and 18 years and have up to six to eight kittens at a time. It’s a recipe for overpopulation if they aren’t desexed.

“AWLQ is a leader in the campaign to desex cats, and dogs. We can’t stress enough the importance of early age desexing and urge local cat, and dog owners, to contact their local vets and book their pet in to be desexed,” Ms Phipps said.

For more information on the cats available for rehoming head to

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