Just walking the dog… for the RSPCA at the 2012 Million Paws Walk
This year’s Million Paws Walk is on Sunday May 20 in Adelaide’s Elder Park at 10am, and South Australians are being urged to support animals in need by paw-ticipating in the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising drive.
The event is shaping up to be another “must do” on dog lovers’ social calendars, with up to 6,000 people, and their pooches, expected to walk along the Torrens.
Special guests include some of the RSPCA’s long term shelter dogs who will be hoping to find their paw-fect match, and there will be live entertainment, celebrities, pet advice, stalls and other exciting activities for the whole family.
RSPCA (SA) Media and Campaigns Manager Jennifer Salter said that registrations are open now.
“While this is a fun day for the whole family, the Million Paws Walk has a serious side, which is raising vital funds for the RSPCA,” she said. “With that in mind, our message this year is that you don’t have to own a dog or pound the pavement to contribute towards animal welfare.”
“You can support the RSPCA and this fantastic event by fundraising or sponsoring a dog involved.”
In 2011, the Million Paws Walk raised $128,341 for South Australian animals in need and with about only 10% of the RSPCA’s funding coming from Government, events like this are vital to support the society’s activities. In 2010-11, the RSPCA’s Operations Team responded to almost 5000 reports of alleged cruelty or requests for assistance for injured animals. During this time we cared for 9,302 animals in our shelters.
Visit the Million Paws Walk website to:
- Register for the walk
- Build an online fundraising page and start raising funds
- Sponsor a friend
- Purchase official Million Paws Walk merchandise, or
- Make a tax deductible donation to the RSPCA
Hurry! Early bird registration prices end on Thursday 10th May.
Here’s the official 2012 Million Paws Walk television ad on Youtube: