IT’S RSPCA Queensland’s largest fundraising event, and it’s kicking off today in the Broadwater Parklands.
The annual Million Paws Walk is back and bigger than ever, with over 17,000 people estimated to walk at 26 different locations state wide on Sunday.
This year the RSPCA is hoping to raise $250,000 for dogs in need.
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Nearly 45,000 animals pass through their care centres every year and over 18,000 are dogs that have been surrendered, abandoned or seized by inspectors.
The funds raised today will go towards desexing and vaccinating the dogs they have so they can go to a new home.
It will also help with daily care, veterinary treatment and funds rehoming programs. The reported cost to take care of these animals is in the millions.
“Our annual operating costs are $39 million in Queensland and we receive less than one percent of that figure in Government funding. So every cent raised helps,” said RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty.
If you’d like to get involved in the walk this morning it’s being held at The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade Southport.
It’s not too late to register, with registrations open from 8:30am and the walk will kick off at 10:30am.