Be a hero for animals in need

Published 10:00am 1 May 2024

Be a hero for animals in need
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Dog owners are being encouraged to grab the lead and hit the pavement with their four-legged besties this May to raise money for the RSPCA as part of this year’s Million Paws Walk.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first walk, which started in Queensland and grew to become a national annual fundraiser to help end animal cruelty.

Multiple walks will be held across the country on Sunday, May 26, including one at Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine to support the RSPCA animal care centre at Dakabin.

Dijanna Tramontin from RSPCA Dakabin says all money raised will go towards caring for animals that have been abandoned or neglected.

“Donations help the RSPCA immensely in different ways, but this event will help fund our inspectors who are out on the road tackling cruelty cases every day,” Dijanna says.

“The walk also helps to bring money back into the shelter to provide for those animals that need love, supplies and support from the team and our wonderful volunteers.

“If you can’t make it to a registered walk on May 26, I would encourage you to get a few people together in your community and go for a walk and raise funds that way.

“Or you can jump on the RSPCA website and donate anytime.”

More than $8000 was raised from the Moreton Bay Million Paws Walk last year, with Dijanna hoping to beat that figure this year.

For more information or to register, visit the RSPCA website

Be a hero for animals in need

How your donation helps

• $104 keeps an inspector on the road rescuing neglected animals today.

• $172 will help desex an abandoned puppy so they can find their new home.

• $252 will cover the cost of caring for an animal in their care for a week.

• $420 can provide specialist surgery for an injured animal.


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