About us

Established in 1959, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is a leading name in animal welfare, providing a safe haven for over 11,000 stray and homeless animals each year. We are committed to never euthanising any healthy, sociable or treatable animal under our care. Beyond shelter services, we offer vital support and resources to help keep pets with their families and advocate for legal changes benefiting animals. Our unique initiatives include community vet clinics, the Getting 2 Zero model, the Golden Hearts Seniors’ Support Program, and the National Desexing Network.

Our 2022/2023 Impact

We provided a safe haven for 11,809 animals

We reunited 3,282 animals with their owners

We provided $1.471m in charitable support through our community vet clinics

We have rehomed 177,667 animals since 1959