On Sunday the 21st of 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, The 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 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 also funds re-homing programs. The cost to our community for these animals in need is in the millions.
RSPCA Queensland 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 the critical work of the RSPCA.
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.
The annual RSPCA operating costs are just under $48 million in Queensland and the organisation receive less than one percent of that figure in Government funding. So, every cent raised helps.
To get involved, head to www.millionpawswalk.com.au and register. Then follow the links to start fundraising, create your online fundraising page and ask your friends and family to sponsor you!
Don’t forget, even if you don’t have a pet, you can still join the walk…and the fun!
There will be BBQ’s, competitions, loads of exhibitors, food stalls & coffee cart, on-stage entertainment, RSPCA stalls, and the Special 500 Club activities.
For more information, phone Jess Brain on 3426 9932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org