Introducing Petal

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They say three’s a crowd so is four a party?

It was the 24th of June, just your average day at AWLQ when one of the rehoming attendants at the Gold Coast centre grabbed and ushered me in the rehoming pens. “You have to see this Dachshund” said Lani. It’s common knowledge that i’m a sucker for a sausage but was completely awe struck when I met Petal.


Petal was surrendered as she suffered severe separation anxiety and her owners worked a lot. They gave her up in the hope she would find a home with other pets to keep her company.

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Mumma Lilah

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I spent some time with Mumma Lilah the Labrador and her puppies today. Lilah gave birth late last week after being abandoned by her owners and has been through quite a lot while having to protect and keep her babies safe. Despite her hectic ordeal she is such a sweet girl and loves attention. We wanted to find her a foster home that was quiet and relaxing so she can care for her babies in peace. Check out our video below.

Spring has definitely sprung and we are beginining to see a high number of mummys and babies – If you have a pet that isn’t desexed please don’t add to the stress of shelters. Desex your pet! http://www.ndn.org.au
 

NBN NEWS helps promote foster puppies

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Today I caught up with NBN news to talk about the importance of desexing your pet. As the weather heats up shelters are inundated with with litters of kittens and puppies from unplanned pregnancies.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Four out of five Australians have owned a pet and almost two-thirds of Australian households currently own pets. Despite these figures, around 23 cats and dogs die every hour of every day in pounds and shelters nationwide. Due to the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation, these healthy, loving animals are being killed because there are not enough homes available. Desexing helps put a stop to this statistic.

VIEW THE NBN NEWS CLIP HERE

Keeping warm with Hans Sausage

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Hans here,

You know as the weather cools down I like to make little burrows in mums bed and snooze the day away. But today I got dragged to the office to keep the breadwinner company so I insisted on wearing something fabulous!

I scored this beauty from the AWLQ Op Shop today and boy does it keep me toasty.. So to all those chilly dogs out there I say visit an op shop and keep your wiener warm! There are so many bargains to be found!

Love and licks

Hans Sausage x

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Victoria

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When I met Victoria at the AWLQ Ipswich Rehoming Centre she was curled into a ball, shaking and matted.
Her toenails were so long they had curled around her foot, her fur stained green from going to the toilet and not being cleaned. She had flea nests near her mouth that were impossible to scratch because her fur had grown and twisted which pulled her skin as she scratched.
She had been left and neglected for we will never know how long… When we bathed and began to clip her she laid in our laps letting out big sighs. Little by little though she came back to life. When the last knot had been removed she took her first pain free steps.

You can adopt Victoria from the AWLQ Ipswich Rehoming Centre 0732024688

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CAT LOVING

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While this is predominately a dog blog I have been very entertained lately by all the cats looking for new homes at the AWLQ. There are more than 70 available for adoption of all breeds, ages and sizes. There is NO EXCUSE for getting a pet from anywhere other than a shelter.

Meet my favourites.

Animal ID: 25745
Name: Francis
Age: 2 Years
Breed: Birman
FRANCIS I LOVE YOU! The biggest cuddle bug on the planet! (Despite looking like grumpy cat)

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How much would you pay to save a life?

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I don’t know about you but my pets are priceless. They are my family and bring me endless love and laughter. For the pets at the Animal Welfare League Qld though there are 170 animals without owners patiently waiting for their new life to start.

With more than 700 animals waiting in foster care and in community vet clinics it is suffice to say that the shelter is bursting. That’s why for this weekend only (12th & 13th APRIL) they are letting the community and potential adopters name the adoption price on cats and dogs they would like to adopt.

So how much would you pay to save the life of an animal?

Help the AWLQ save a life today – to view animals available for adoption CLICK HERE

My Pal Chester

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Working in an animal shelter means I am lucky enough to play a small part in the rehoming of thousands of animals each year. in 2013 the AWLQ rehomed over 5000 animals and every one of those beuaitful animals had a story to tell.

On Boxing day 2013 one such animal arrived at the AWLQ with a HUGE story to tell. That dogs name was Chester.

Nine month old Chester arrived with an abnomality to his front legs. He was in good condition but it was clear that he had been born with out fully developed front legs which meant as he grew walking would become more difficult.

It was decided as we spent more time with him that he was going to need  a wheelchair to help him get around more easily.
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The cost of the wheelchair was $1000 and we put the call out to our social media supporters to ask for their help to cover the cost of his chair.  Remarkably within half an hour we had raised the money and Chester’s chair was on its way.

When the chair arrived from the USA Chester was fitted and with the help of vet nurses he took his first steps. While he was a little wobbly at first he slowly got the feel for it and with a little help from our vet staff he was walking slowly but surely.

Chester’s story has been an amazing example of the kindness and compassion of the community. From his foster carer to our community of online donators,  Chester’s story has touched everyone in a very special way.

In the past fortnight I have been lucky enough to promote the kindness shown to Chester and to highlight the importance of giving dogs like Chester a second chance to a national audience.

Chester and I have appeared on the:

Courier Mail
Channel 10’s The Project
Channel 7’s Sunrise
Nine News
Albert & Logan News
Totally Wild

Chester is getting stronger by the day and soon it will come time to find his forever home. I am so honoured to have met such a charasmatic little dog and I am so looking forwrd to introducing him to his forever family.

Chester and I on Channel 7 Sunrise program

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At the Channel 10 Studios for The Project cross

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My week in photos

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MONDAY

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Odie came to work with me today – here he is suited up!

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The Gold Coast Bulletin came to the shelter to photograph Neil Anderson out founding member of AWLQ. At 92 years of age this legend is still on the board and making improvements in all areas of animal welfare

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Hans spent most of the day in bed

WHAT ODIE ACTUALLY THINKS OF MONDAY

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Poppy is an ex AWLQ dog who now lives an exciting life riding around on a scooter with her mum who works in the AWLQ vet clinic – isn’t her riding getup fab!?

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TUESDAY
MY FAVOURITE GREYHOUND JOEY WAS ADOPTED!

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WEDNESDAY
Today we had a special surprise from Big Brothers Mike Goldman – he loves the shelter and helps out whenever he can

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Today was also the day I fell in love with Nicole and Rudy the Maltese x Jack Russell Terriers – can you blame me?

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Turns out I wasn’t the only one – I paid the Big Brother set a visit in the afternoon and was treated like a rock star when everyone saw the puppies – I’m now known as the lady with the cute puppies – there are worse nicknames I guess

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Sonia Kruger with AWLQ Puppies

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Celebrity puppies need shades to protect their eyes from the spotlight 🙂

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Mike Goldman checking out evictee Mikkayla’s puppies

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THURSDAY
project puppies – find Rudy and Nicole a home

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How could these guys be split up – they couldn’t – lucky their new owners thought the same and adopted both! Stoked!!!
I also met cookie and sweetpea the cats who needed a home together – they were breeding cats and took a while to come out of their shell but luckily their personalities and stunning looks found them a new home in no time flat

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FRIDAY

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Hans wanted to come to work but I said no – too busy – this is his unimpressed face

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Odie laughed and said sucked in – nice.

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Got to work and found another Sausage & Sanchez both looking for a new home meet them at http://www.awlqld.com.au