On World Animal Day this Friday October 4—an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually—Animal Welfare League Qld are hoping to raise money to purchase two custom-fitted vehicles.
Every week dedicated volunteers at AWLQ head to the beach with a group of abandoned and homeless canine companions in tow as part of AWLQ’s Beach Walking Program—to give shelter dogs an enjoyable break from the shelter environment.
“Shelter life can be stressful and the dogs are provided time away from the shelter,” AWLQ state rehoming manager Melinda Phipps said.
“They go swimming, play in the waves, there is lots of goofing around and playing in the sand—the volunteers give them loads of love and teach them really neat tricks.”
None of this is possible without AWLQ’s trusty Beach Walking Program vans, which are now in need of replacing.
With the community’s support this World Animal Day, AWLQ are hoping to raise $60,000 to purchase two custom-fitted vehicles so they can continue to transport dogs on these adventures and keep their tails wagging.
AWLQ are encouraging the community to put the wheels in motion and support AWLQ’s Beach Walking Program by making a donation here.