Politicians may still like to “talk the talk” but on Sunday 21st May over 25,000 Queenslanders and their dogs will “walk the walk”. The Million Paws Walk that is!
Originally conceived by veterinarian Dr Cam Day 23 years ago, Million paws Walk is the RSPCA’s flagship fundraiser. There are 24 walk locations this year and you can simply visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au to find the walk location closest to you.
Over 50,000 animals pass through RSPCA Qld Animal Care Centres every year and well over 14,000 are dogs that have been surrendered, abandoned or seized by Inspectors. These dogs are not as fortunate as your much loved family pet. They often need special veterinary and behavioural treatment and they all need to be de-sexed and vaccinated before they have the chance to find a new home. The money raised through the RSPCA Million Paws Walk enables these dogs to receive daily care, veterinary treatment and funds rehoming programs. The cost to our community for these animals in need is in the millions.
RSPCA Qld is encouraging everyone to register for their local walk location and start fundraising today Even if you don't have a dog, you can still join a walk and raise vital funds. Money raised through online fundraising, the sale of merchandise and activities on the day will help to fund our critical work.
Taking part in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a great way to help animals in need. All animal lovers are encouraged to brush off their walking shoes, pull out their pet’s leash and bring along their ‘best friend’ to Australia’s leading pet event.
This year RSPCA Qld is hoping to raise over $640,000-money that is absolutely vital.
“Our annual operating costs are just under $48 million in Queensland and we receive less than one percent of that figure in Government funding. So every cent raised helps,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty.
How to get involved;
1. Register online 2. Create your online fundraising page 3. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you
Simply follow the links to ‘START FUNDRAISING’ once you have registered online for your local walk. But don’t forget, even if you don’t have a pet, you can still come along for the walk…and the fun!
Million Paws for a Cause!
On the day registration opens: 8.00am
Sunday 21st May
Lake Alford Park, Bruce Hwy, Gympie
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