The Million Paws Walk will be held this Sunday, 21st May. This event sees thousands of dogs dragging their humans out on a walk to raise vital funds for RSPCA and spread the word on ending animal cruelty. Last year, in Queensland alone, the Million Paws Walk attracted over 37,000 pets and their owners.
This event is a great day out for the whole family in Brisbane and the money raised from fundraising, merchandise sales and activities on the day will go towards providing essential care, vet treatment, food and shelter for the thousands of animals that the RSPCA care for every year.
The Million Paws Walk has several locations around the Brisbane region, with the being the one held at South Bank – this particular walk, is a 3.5km loop that starts at 10am, although you’re welcome to show up as early as 8:30am, because there will be heaps of food, activities, and of course, many furry friends to meet!
The Million Paws Walk was first created Queensland in 1994 after Dr Cam Day, the RSPCA Queensland Operations Manager and Veterinarian, considered ways to raise $1 million and community awareness for disadvantaged animals. The very first Million Paws Walk was held in Brisbane’s New Farm Park in October 1994 as the number one focus of Pet Week celebrations. The idea was taken to a national level in 1996. By 2004 there were 60 walks with around 30,000 people and 25,000 animals participating in every Australian state and territory.
Regardless of the age, size or breed of your dog – everyone is welcome, as long as they are fully vaccinated, friendly and well socialised. No dog? No problem! Even those without pooches are welcome to join in the fun.
For more information on the Million Paws Walk or to register, go to https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au/