Putting their best paw forward

Hundreds of pooches will be leading their human companions through Limestone Park this Sunday for the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk.

Forest Lake resident Karen Dean will be walking with her boxer, Sir Winston, and is looking forward to supporting a great cause.

“We do it each year. I’m very passionate about what the RSPCA does to prevent cruelty to animals so it’s a great way to raise money,” Ms Dean said.

“It’s also a big social event for all of us. Sir Winston loves to socialise with the other dogs.”

Karen has already raised more than $800 ahead of the 3km walk, and is hoping to reach $1,000.

After the walk, pampered pooches will be able to check out a range of dog products, hydrobaths, or meet local vets.

There will also be coffee and food vendors, live music and competitions for the best dressed dog and best trick.

“Every year we are blown away by the thousands of people who come out to show their support, with more and more Queenslanders making a huge effort to fund-raise and bring their whole family out to walk towards a cruelty-free future,” RSPCA Queensland spokeswoman Alex Hyndman Hill said.

RSPCA Queensland depends on donations to help domestic animals and wildlife which aren’t as fortunate as the much-loved family pet.

Every year, 50,000 animals pass through RSPCA Queensland’s animal care centres, with about 13,000 dogs abandoned by their owners or seized by inspectors.

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is at Limestone Park on Sunday 19 May. The event begins at 830 am, with the walk starting at 10 am and activities continuing after the walk until midday.  

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