It’s Time ! to showcase a family’s best friend as the RSPCA Queensland’s Million Paws walk being held on Sunday May 21
We are all proud owners of pets and Dogs feature greatly in that statistic.
Last Year the event was held on Bribie Island for the first time following such great success, organiser Mindy Thorpe is proud to announce it is being held again this year .
Mindy Thorpe says “Last year was amazing around 600 people there with approximately 430 registrations, and raised about $9100” .
This year Mindy will lead the walk from Chamber of Commerce Park 6 Welsby Parade, Bongaree with her two furry friends, Mr B and Snugglepot, on the day registrations will start at 7:00 am
Meanwhile at Dakabin the walk will start from Sweeney’s Reserve 1 Old Dayboro Road, Petrie, with on the day registrations commencing at 8:30 am
An RSPCA spokeswoman said last financial year in Queensland alone, they received 18,386 cruelty complaints – over a quarter of the national total.
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.
The RSPCA’s 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 Queensland spokesperson Michael Beatty.
Visit the RSPCA website to register, or arrive early to register on the day.To purchase an official bandanna or cap for the event, contact at Bribie Island Mindy Thorpe on 0419608077, or for Dakabin Brendan Croucher on 1410611036