The RSPCA's much-loved Million Paws Walk dog walking event is back in 2021 with a virtual alternative: Walk This May – and sign-ups are now open.
Because of COVID-19 developments, the RSPCA Qld will once again hold Million Paws Walk as a virtual event, where dog lovers will walk their pet for 30, 45 or 60 minutes a day throughout the month of May to raise money for the RSPCA and be a hero for dogs in need.
Million Paws Walk: Walk This May celebrates a mutual love of animals while keeping owners and pets healthy and safe as they hit the pavement in their own backyards and neighbourhoods.
“Sadly COVID-19 restrictions have affected our ability to hold physical walks in Qld”, said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty.
“Our dogs still need their exercise despite the restrictions and this is still possible while practicing social distancing and maintaining good hygiene. “
“Plus, community events like Million Paws Walk are even more crucial in these challenging times, as we depend on fundraising and donations to survive and continue the life
Million Paws Walk is a national event and in the lead up participants are encouraged to fundraise online and through merchandise sales available on the Million Paws Walk: Walk This May website. This will contribute to supporting the RSPCA’S work within the community, including caring for and re-homing some 112,000 animals that depend on us all over Australia each year.
#MillionPawsWalk and #MPWDOGSQUAD will be used across social media to allow walkers to share images and routes.
Detailed information, registration forms, fundraising progress and merchandise are available for individuals to view and purchase at www.millionpawswalk.com.au.