Forty years ago the Rolling Stones extolled the virtues of “Walking the dog” in song and every year since millions of people worldwide have walked their dogs in an effort to keep themselves and their pooches healthy.
On Sunday 17th May over 25,000 Queenslanders and their dogs will be doing just that by joining the RSPCA’s 21st Million Paws Walk to show their support and raise money for animals in need. It’s always a great day out with entertainment, food, competitions and prizes.
There are 20 walk locations in Queensland this year so simply visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au and find the walk location closest to you. This year RSPCA Qld is hoping to raise $550,000 for animals in need. Nearly 45,000 animals pass through RSPCA Qld Animal Care Centres every year and over 18,000 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 to be desexed 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.
Activities: Local committee, face painting
This year the RSPCA Queensland is encouraging Million Paws Walk participants to try and raise $500 each. “Our annual operating costs are just under $39 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
3. Create your online fundraising page
4. 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 Walk Gympie
RSPCA Animal Care Centre, Launceston Road
Sunday the 17th of May 2015
Registration opens at 9am and the walk commences at 10am
For further information please contact Evelyn Aldridge on 07 5482 9407 or 07 5486 6339
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