This year at Club Helensvale we are proudly supporting the Animal Welfare League Queensland to help make a difference to our furry friends this Christmas.

In the reception area of the club,  you may have already seen our Christmas Wishing Tree on full display, with lots of “paw-bles” already on the tree! Each “paw-ble” decoration costs only $2 with all proceeds being donated to AWLQ. Want to really make a difference? Some members have even gone as far as to donate Dog food, Pet Toys and products under the tree. Each donation really makes a difference to the management, treatment and rehoming of animals at the shelter around this time of year and we are glad our members and guests are as passionate about animal welfare as we are! You can make a big difference to our Furry friends this year by making a contribution to our Wishing Tree next time you visit the club.

The AWL warns against adopting animals for Christmas to give to others as presents, as a lot of animals end up unwanted or people end up not being able to afford the costs that come with pet ownership. Consequently the Animal Welfare League is usually inundated with lots of animals (especially puppies and kittens) at this time of year.

To help lower the number of animals needing rehoming each year the AWL at Coombabah holds its annual Project Empty Shelter which is coming up on the 8th and 9th December. Dogs will be $80 and Cats only $30 at all AWLQ Animal Rehoming Centres.

Add a cute and cuddly member to the family this holiday season and help support our local community shelter!  Last year the Coombabah AWL adopted out 196 of its 250 cats and dogs at the shelter, in the biggest weekend in the centre’s adoption history, imagine what we can do in 2018!

We will be fundraising at Club Helensvale throughout December and looking to increase our contribution to the work of AWLQ.

If you would like to find out more about AWLQ or make a donation visit their website www.awlqld.com.au/