The Lottery Office Volunteers At The AWLQ
Here at The Lottery Office, we are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of everyday Australians by supporting charities and community groups across the nation.
As a team, it’s important for us to contribute to Australian charities. Our most recent Corporate Volunteer Day took us to the Coombabah rehoming centre of the Animal Welfare League of QLD.
If you haven’t heard of this incredible charity, here’s a little bit about the Animal Welfare League of QLD:
“FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE QUEENSLAND HAS BEEN EMBRACING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ANIMALS IN NEED.
During this time we have achieved incredible results, including reducing euthanasia rates within our rehoming centres to some of the lowest in Australia through our Getting to Zero initiative, working with councils and the community to assist with the desexing of over 200,000 cats and dogs through our National Desexing Network and creating Golden Hearts™- a program design to assist seniors with pet ownership.
A key focus of Animal Welfare League Queensland is to raise the value of animals in society so that the intrinsic needs of each species are recognised, respected and met. Just as importantly, we will:
- Continue to keep our promise to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care.
- Provide stray and homeless animals a second chance at life through innovative rehoming strategies.
- Prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies through our National Desexing Network.
- Increase the number of Councils participating in our Cooperative Desexing Programs.
- Work with Councils to improve the living conditions of animals and introduce our Getting to Zero model.
- Keep people and their pets together by providing charitable support through our Community Vet Clinics.
- Through the Golden Hearts™ Program support seniors through every step of pet ownership.
- Improve the community’s attitude toward all animals through education.
- Find a positive solution for un-owned cats.
To think of animals facing an uncertain future, their loneliness and fear – this is our motivation. Our goals are ambitious – we don’t turn away animals who are suffering; we don’t euthanise animals because they are old or require treatment. Our model is different and we are incredibly proud of this.”
The entire TLO team spent the day preparing and cleaning the animal housing facilities, preparing saline syringes for surgeries, and doing other odd jobs around the centre. The adoption centre ensures that all animals are desexed and in good health before being rehomed. Being able to be a part of that process was extremely rewarding.
However, the day’s highlight was definitely being able to meet the animals and give them our attention while they wait to go to their forever homes (even though getting peed on was part of the gig). The Animal Welfare League is home to cats, dogs and even guinea pigs awaiting adoption.
Along with a day of volunteering, The Lottery Office donated $500 worth of dog and cat food. Unfortunately, due to the recent floods, the Ipswich location lost a lot of the food stock, so being able to help replenish their stock meant a lot to our team.
The Animal Welfare League of QLD receives no government funding and relies on donations and the help of their wonderful volunteers. The Lottery Office was happy to make a generous donation as part of the Corporate Volunteer Day to support the welfare of the animals.
The Lottery Office donates a percentage of the cost of every ticket sold to charities across the country, allowing the organisation to impact the lives of everyday Australians (including Aussie animals) positively.
The Lottery Office urges anyone interested in donating or volunteering their time to visit the Animal Welfare League of Queensland website.
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