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Come and walk with your pet and raise much needed funds
Million Paws Walks is an annual event in most Australian cities. It is put on to walk and raise funds for animal cruelty.
Unfortunately, we hear far too many stories about animals being mistreated and then there are the thousands that we hear nothing about. The RSPCA puts on this event each year to raise funds so they can efficiently run this vital association and help those mistreated animals.
How often do we hear of someone leaving an animal tied up without food and water? Far too often! Whether it be a dog or a larger animal like a horse, cruelty is on the rise in this day and age.
Join in and help for the Million Paws Walk in 2019! It will be held on Sunday 19th May 2019. Thousands of people from Sydney will walk with their best friends - and I mean their fur babies here! They will walk together to show their support for the animals of Australia.
This is always a fun day out where so many of us come together with our pets in order to raise funds. These funds will help care for the 250,000 animals that come through the doors of the RSPCA each year.
So, "get barking up the right tree" and get your tickets at this website where you can also read more about the event.
So far in NSW, they have raised $88,215 to fight animal cruelty and with your help, we can raise this figure tremendously. You can help them rehabilitate, rescue and rehome animals that are in need. Your hard-earned fundraising will keep their inspectors on the road and fighting animal cruelty. You will also help to keep their doors open 365 days a year!
So, put on your walking shoes and come down for a day of fun activities, competitions, food, furry friends and of course, a great walk with your pooches and family.
Become a fundraiser
You can either walk or become a fundraiser on your own or as part of a team. Million Paws Walk is a fun way to show your commitment to the fight against animal cruelty. Tell your friends, family and work colleagues that you care about animal welfare and are going to do something about it. Ask them to donate to your personal fundraising page and get going with being a fundraiser!
You can find out more about their fundraiser program at this website.
You can also find the closest walk to your town by going to this link.
About the RSPCA
The main objectives of the RSPCA are:
To prevent cruelty to animals by executing the current laws.
To get a new passage of such amending or new legislation as is necessary for the protection of animals.
To keep an intelligent public opinion regarding animal welfare.
To take whatever steps are necessary to educate the public as regards the humane treatment of animals.
To distribute information about the care, protection and treatment of animals. This is done by publishing and circulating literature and conducting lectures, seminars and competitions.
To conduct, operate or encourage clinics, hospitals, homes or shelters regarding the care, treatment and protection of animals.
A Story about a Dog
Little Bowie was only three months old when he was given in to the RSPCA NSW. When he arrived at the shelter, veterinarians found that Bowie wasn't putting any pressure to one of his legs. They discovered that this was due to a birth defect.
They then made the difficult decision that they would have to amputate Bowie's leg. They believed this would improve his overall quality of life. Bowie recovered well from surgery and was placed into foster care. Here he was able to run, play and he received the love he deserved.
Once he was fully recovered, he was brought back to the RSPCA where some visitors immediately fell in love with him. He was adopted by his new family that first day back which was such a good result!
Without the support of the public, the RSPCA would not have been able to give Bowie this much needed medical attention, rehabilitation and care. Because of the public, they were able to do this work on Bowie so that he can now enjoy the rest of his days in a happy home which is what every animal deserves.