Dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners are invited to the biggest pooch party of the year on Sunday May 20 to help Million Paws Walk celebrate its 21st birthday.
Million Paws Walk events have been held in South Australia for two decades, and an estimated 160,000 paws have pounded the pavement and raised around $2 million for the State’s leading animal welfare charity.
“The very first event, in May 1997, was held at Victoria Racecourse with about 500 dogs and their owners braving the wet weather. This year, RSPCA South Australia expects around 4,000 dogs and their owners to take on the walk – hopefully in sunshine!” said Kate Jones, local Million Paws Walk event organiser.
Eight walks will be taking place in South Australia on Sunday May 20th, and at the Bonython Park walk in Adelaide the birthday celebrations will be going strong with live music food trucks, pet stalls, animal advice, dog agility course and an even bigger and better kids’ corner.
With the choice of a 2km or 4km distance, Million Paws Walk has something for any ability.
What: Million Paws Walk – 21 years in South Australia!
When: Sunday, 20th May
Where: Adelaide – Bonython Park, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor, Berri, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Wallaroo, Second Valley
Gates open: 8am, walks begin at 10am.
RSPCA South Australia hopes to raise $170,000 towards their vital work caring and rehoming animals in need. For more information and to register, visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au/sa and fundraise to make your walk count!