Queensland Times, 11 Nov 2011
Max the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier peeks out of the new Animal Welfare League Queensland Re-homing Centre kennels at the Ipswich Pound on Hooper St, West Ipswich.
THE days of unwanted dogs and cats being put to sleep in Ipswich are over.
The city council’s pound in West Ipswich – where many unloved pets meet their lonely end – is being taken over by the Animal Welfare League on November 18.
The handover has been hailed as a momentous step in the right direction for the future of the city’s animals. READ MORE HERE
Animal Welfare League Queensland Press Release , June 23 , 2011
Age is no barrier for Gold Coast schoolgirl Sarah Braund who raised more than $1,000 for local stray and abandoned pets by locking herself in a dog cage for more than 24 hours.
At just 14 years old Sarah has embarked on a personal crusade against puppy mills while raising money for the Animal Welfare League of Queensland, which is struggling to stay open.
Determined for her voice to be heard, the Kings Christian College student spent a day locked inside a metal cage in her family home. Continue reading
PHILANTHROPIST businesswoman Jan Cameron is funding a multi-million-dollar national network of not-for-profit veterinary centres — or “public hospitals for animals”– to slash the cost of de-sexing cats and dogs.
It is hoped this could end the cruelty of having at least one-third of all dogs and up to two-thirds of cats put down nationally because they are unwanted.
The wealthy founder of the Kathmandu outdoor goods chain said she planned to fund five fixed and two mobile clinics in NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. READ MORE HERE
Queensland Times, 24 Feb 2011
IN GOOD news for the city’s dumped dogs and cast-off cats, the Animal Welfare League (AWL) is set to take over the Ipswich pound.
Ipswich City Council is finalising negotiations to form a partnership with the AWL to manage its Hooper Street animal management centre.
The best part of the deal for Ipswich stray pets is that it will mean the AWL will bring in its zero euthanasia policy. READ MORE HERE
The Mercury, Brian Ward, 8 Feb 2011
TASMANIA’S first community veterinary hospital was opened by Hobart philanthropist Jan Cameron yesterday, giving the public access to a range of more affordable veterinary services.
Ms Cameron has long been a strong advocate for animal welfare projects and spearheaded the development of the new Lenah Valley clinic in conjunction with the Animal Welfare League of Queensland and Getting to Zero (G2Z) Australia – a group dedicated to eradicating animal euthanasia. READ MORE HERE
Brisbane Times; Tony Moore; October 22, 201
Denise Bradley with Ripley who was surrendered at birth to the Community Vet Clinic at Coombabah. Photo: Supplied
Having already saved thousands of animals from being euthanased on the Gold Coast and at Ipswich, the Animal Welfare League now has its sights set on Brisbane’s pounds.
Denise Bradley, the body’s state president, said they had now reached a “zero euthanasing” level for healthy animals at the two regional centres. READ MORE HERE…
ABC Gold Coast; Candice Marshall; 4 October 2010
The Animal Welfare League of Queensland has achieved an Australian first – avoiding having to euthanise a single healthy dog or cat on the Gold Coast for more than 12 months.
So how did they do it?
AWL Strategic Development Officer Joy Verrinder says the achievement is a result of the AWL’s ‘Getting to Zero’ program which combines many different projects, all playing their part. Read more here…