WATCH: Sally Pearson urges Gold Coasters to adopt a pet this Christmas

Australian Olympic champion and Animal Welfare League Queensland Ambassador Sally Pearson OAM is calling on Gold Coasters to open their hearts and homes to shelter pets this Christmas.

In a bid to empty their Rehoming Centres this festive season, AWLQ will be hosting their annual Project Empty Shelter on December 10 and 11.

AWLQ Project Empty Shelter

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“This is a chance to ensure every dog and cat in Animal Welfare League Queensland’s shelters has a home for Christmas,” Ms Pearson said. “Come on down and make a difference. There is no greater gift to a shelter animal than a loving home.”

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Now in its fourth year, Project Empty Shelter has become a popular way to support the animal charity, and the many abandoned and surrendered animals that come through its doors.

“This is one of the most important weekends on the calendar for AWLQ dogs and cats,” Ms Pearson said. “We urge everyone who can to come down, meet some of the wonderful dogs and cats and get a bit of fur in the family. If you have lost a dog or cat in the past year, consider adopting during Project Empty Shelter – you’ll be changing a life.”

AWLQ Project Empty Shelter Sally Pearson Dogs

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During the two day adoption drive, AWLQ will be slashing their adoption prices with adult dogs just $50 and adult cats $20.

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