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Adoption treats Ipswich to a paw-sitive result

The results are in, with the inaugural Animal Welfare League of Queensland’s Valentine’s Adoption Sale recording a purr-fect outcome.

A total of 41 animals, 22 cats, 10 dogs and nine kittens, were adopted from the AWLQ’s Ipswich Rehoming Centre from 8 to 14 February.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said it was a great outcome after council partnered with the AWLQ to ensure a treatable, healthy or sociable animal was never euthanised.

“The community plays a vital role in helping us to achieve this when they choose to adopt,” Mayor Harding said.

“There is no greater gift to an animal than a loving home – when you adopt a pet from the Ipswich Rehoming Centre, you give that animal a second chance at happiness.

“You’re also freeing up the facility and its people to care for more animals that need help, so you are saving two lives.”

If one of your animals has been lost, or you have found a lost or injured animal, quick action is key to finding your animal or reuniting an animal with its owner.

The Ipswich Pound and Animal Management Centre is located in West Ipswich, and provides safe and secure lodging for impounded and surrendered animals.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day public holidays).

AWLQ’s Ipswich Rehoming Centre is located at 6 Hooper Street, West Ipswich.

The Centre finds homes for all creatures great and small – strays, unwanted, injured, abandoned, neglected or abused – and provides a second chance to as many animals as possible.

To view animals currently available for adoption, please call into the shelter to meet them, or search online here.

All animals in the AWLQ Animal Rehoming Centre have been thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before being offered up for adoption.

They are all desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, worm and flea treated and are looking for a second chance at a happy and healthy life.

To contact the centre call (07) 3059 7131 or email [email protected]

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chair Councillor Paul Tully encouraged all cat and dog owners to microchip their pets.

“There has been an increase in stray animals at the start of this year, so it is important to ensure your cats and dogs are microchipped and have a collar with ID and that these details are up to date,” Cr Tully said.

“Having microchipped pets mean owners can be reunited with their beloved animals as quickly as possible.”

AWLQ spokesperson Craig Montgomery also urged owners to have their cats desexed.

“We continue to see many kittens entering care due to cats not being desexed,” Mr Montgomery said.

“We strongly urge the community to have their pets desexed and if they need help with the cost of desexing, they can reach out to the National Desexing Network.”

Mr Montgomery said Ipswich also had an excellent foster carer community, with 109 animals – made up of 64 kittens, 24 cats, 29 dogs and a goat – currently in loving foster homes.

For more information about how best to adopt a pet or animal in Ipswich, click here.

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