Million Paws Walk challenge set

RSPCA Tasmania CEO Peter West with Bella, customer relations coordinator Karl French with Spike, and animal care attendant Sharee Brown with Manu. Picture: Carly Dolan

RSPCA Tasmania CEO Peter West with Bella, customer relations coordinator Karl French with Spike, and animal care attendant Sharee Brown with Manu. Picture: Carly Dolan

RSPCA Tasmania has challenged dog owners in the state to “walk a million paws” with their pets in the lead up to this year’s Million Paws Walk.

CEO Peter West said this year’s challenge allowed people to set their own fitness and fundraising goals during the next four weeks before the official walks on May 21.

“With the weather hopefully on our side this year, our Million Paws Walks look set to be the biggest yet in Tassie,” he said. 

“With luck, we will see around 3500 people and 14,000 paws pounding the pavements around the state.”

The annual event, which is held at a number of locations around Australia, is the animal charity’s biggest fundraising event.

Money raised will go to the continued operation of the three animal care centres, community engagement activities, advocacy work and the animal inspectorate team, which deals with animal cruelty calls.

  • Examiner readers get a registration fee discount of 20 per cent by signing up at millionpawswalk.com.au and using the discount code Examiner. This offer is valid until April 30.
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