GRAB A BEST MATE FOR CHRISTMAS
ALL they want for Christmas is a home, and dogs and cats may just get their wish as the Animal Welfare League hosts a major adoption weekend on the Gold Coast.
The Coombabah centre will host its fifth annual Project Empty Shelter weekend, hoping to rehome animals for Christmas.
Adoption fees for adult pets have been slashed for the weekend with cats from $30 and dogs from $80.
This year staff have about 80 cats and 40 dogs ready to be adopted.
State rehoming manager Melinda Phipps said lifestyle changes were often to blame for surrendered pets.
“Most of the time it’s the person not the pet. It’s usually more than one reason but usually it’s around change in a financial situation, people having to move or changing jobs which means they might not be able to take their pet with them,” she said.
The festive season also means a leap in surrender numbers at AWLQ.
“December is really when we start to see breeding season with kittens and puppies as well, sometimes 100 kittens a week are coming into care across the southeast,” Ms Phipps said.
Locals can meet their new best friend between 10am and 5pm both days.