RSPCA benefits from fundraising event

May 24, 2013 by  

Animal lovers were given the chance to get some exercise while raising money for a good cause last weekend.

The Million Paws Walk event, which was organised by the RSPCA, involved a series of walks for dogs and their owners around Australia. Dog lovers in North Lakes were able to take part in a ramble around Lake Eden on Sunday.

Walkers got to choose between a 1.5km stroll and a 3km course around the water in Lakefield Drive. To maintain order, dogs were kept on leashes and owners had to comply with a host of other regulations.

The event also involved a number of competitions, with prizes awarded to the best dressed dog, the fastest dog and the dog and owner which look most alike. Games, market stalls, a coffee van and a barbecue all kept spectators entertained while the walkers completed the course. People who don't own dogs were also welcome to attend.

While there was an entry fee, participants were encouraged to donate or raise extra funds for the cause. Each person or group who registered did get an online fundraising page, but poster printing was also used by many to spread the word around the local community.

The money raised will help RSPCA Queensland provide vital services in the community and go to help staff look after the animals in their care at the group’s animal care centres and veterinary clinics.

The total raised is yet to be revealed but animal lovers can still make donations. For more information, visit the Million Paws Walk website.