Give the ultimate Christmas gift of a ‘furrever’ home to a shelter cat or dog with reduced adoption prices this weekend.

The Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is holding a major adoption drive on the 13 to 14 December in an attempt to rehome every animal in the shelter by Christmas.

AWLQ spokesperson Brooke Whitney says the annual ‘Home for Christmas’ campaign means reduced adoption prices for those looking for a new addition to the family.

“Dog adoption prices will be $50—normally $338—and cats will be $30; normally $158,” she says. “The event is the only one of its kind in Australia and we hope to make Brisbane the first capital city in the country to have its shelters empty even for just one day!”

The AWLQ is currently caring for 1076 animals across its five rehoming centres, says Whitney.

“It’s astronomical when you think about all the food, medication and manpower needed to care for that amount of animals,” she says. “Our goal is to have an empty shelter come Monday 15 December but we need the community’s help to make it a reality.”

You can even follow the adoption drive on social media by searching #ProjectEmptyShelter over the weekend.

So if you’re thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, visit the Warra Shelter at 523 Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge, and give a second chance to a homeless animal – they have puppies, kittens and older animals with the advantage of life experience in all shapes and sizes.

“Our staff can match you to a pet that will not only suit your lifestyle but will be a constant companion who will offer you lots of love and affection,” says Whitney.

Adopting a pet from the shelter will not only save a life, but also make room for another animal that needs help. For more information visit the AWLQ website.