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19 May 2012

South Australians and their pampered pooches will flock to Elder Park tomorrow, for the RSPCA’s

Million Paws Walk.

RSPCA (SA) Media and Campaigns Manager Jennifer Salter said everything is in readiness for the

event, which is the RSPCA’s biggest fundraiser.

“The Million Paws Walk is a great day out for the entire family,” she said. “It’s a very social event, for

both the two and four legged participants.

“If you haven’t registered online, you are welcome to turn up on the day. The registration desk opens

at Elder Park at 8.30am.”

Participants can take part in either a two or five kilometre walk around the Torrens.

And there is plenty to do afterwards too, with competitions, stalls, pet advice and live entertainment.

“While this is a huge day on every dog’s social calendar, you don’t have to own one to get involved,”

Ms Salter said.

“The Million Paws walk is an opportunity for all animal lovers to make a difference.

“You can sponsor a friend or dog online, make a donation or even offer to take someone else’s pooch

along!”

Taking part this year will be Pixie the Chihuahua – who weighed just 900 grams when she was seized

by the RSPCA last year.

Now thriving, the MPW Ambassador will be walking to raise money for other animals in need, as will

several dogs from the RSPCA’s Lonsdale shelter.

In 2010-11, the RSPCA’s Operations Team responded to almost 5000 reports of alleged

cruelty or requests for assistance for injured animals.

During this time we cared for 9,302 animals in our shelters.

To find out more visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au

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