News & Views

AWLA welcomes Sydney Dogs and Cats Home to our national group

Animal Welfare League Australia is proud to announce the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as its newest member. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has a long record of responsibly reuniting, rehoming and rehabilitating companion animals in its care whilst providing the highest level of service to the wider community in the Sydney basin. Our other …
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The heartbreaking decision to give up a pet

Too often, people are in a position where they must surrender a much loved pet due to veterinary costs they cannot afford, a change in circumstances that means a pet can no longer be accommodated, or behavioural issues they cannot manage. At Lort Smith in Melbourne, the staff and volunteers know people make the often …
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VACANT POSITION – FINANCE OFFICER (Volunteer)

We are looking for a suitably skilled and experienced person to act as our volunteer Finance Officer. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the administration of our national charitable mission. Time required: Ad hoc, 1-2 hours per week on average. More hours requested if reporting directly to board or attending board meetings. Work …
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Pets need to watch their waistline too

It seems there are a thousand health and wellness regimes these days – cleanses, detoxes and diets too. When you take out the fads and trends, we all know it’s important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet – and the same is true for our animal companions. Estimates vary, but as many as 40% of …
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Supporting seniors to keep their companions

By JACQUIE KENNEDY  & Dr JOY VERRINDER Isolation and loneliness are among the most difficult challenges facing senior-aged people. Even more difficult can be losing a beloved companion animal and thinking you’re too old to have another. AWLQ’s Golden Hearts™ Seniors’ Pet Support Program supports senior-aged people through every step of pet ownership. It provides …
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