Million Paws Walk
On Sunday 14th of May 2017 the “Million Paws Walk” will be on again!
This year’s annual RSPCA Million Paws Walk was held across Australia on Sunday 15th of May 2016. After celebrating it’s 21th birthday in 2014, it was again a great fun day for all animal lovers on Mount Tamborine and all across Australia! Thousands of people all around the Country follow the RSPCA’s invitation to join like-minded people and their pets for a big day out!
With the active and committed help of the local Tamborine Mountain MPW team and local businesses, the Million Paws Walk raised this year over $6,500 for the RSPCA. Helping the RSPCA to raise much needed funds is the main reason for everyone to grab their pet (it’s not just for dogs!) and “walk their talk”.
Anyone can participate – young and old, families and friends, or neighbours, teams and corporate teams.
This year, reasonably good weather on the day was a welcome change from the otherwise quite wet weather conditions encountered on Tamborine Mountain over the previous few weeks. Over 350 dogs (well, and their owners, of course!) gathered at Geissmann Oval, with the excitement building for the kick-off at 10am.
And if someone didn’t have a dog, it didn’t seem to matter – many people just went along for the fun incl. entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other activities. All sorts of doggy merchandise was available on the day including t-shirts, caps, dog coats and much more.
The North Tamborine Million Paws Walk 2017 will again offer two different routes, both returning to Geissmann Oval. There is a very leisurely 2.5 km circuit, but for the more ambitious a 5km loop will be staked out, taking in Curtis Falls, Eagle Heights, Long Road and Curtis Road.
Many of the dogs participating in the walk had come from the RSPCA and AWL (Animal Welfare League) shelters after being either abandoned or surrendered by their previous “owners”.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, visit:
Contact ph Number: (07) 3426 9943