RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk on again!

Published on 23 February 2024

RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk is on again, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary, with thousands of pups and their owners hitting the pavement across Australia on 26 May, raising vital funds to help end animal cruelty.

More than 6,000 people and around 9,000 dogs are expected to participate in seven Million Paws Walk events across Victoria.

RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker said the funds raised at every walk helps end animal cruelty, one step at a time.

“We’re very excited to see the amazing dogs at this year’s Million Paws Walk and can’t wait to meet their families and friends,” Dr Walker said.

“The money raised at these walks helps us care for the thousands of animals coming into our shelter every year, including those seized by our Inspectors.

“With the number of animals being seized by or surrendered to our Inspectorate increasing each year, fundraising activities like Million Paws Walk are more vital than ever.

“It’s also wonderful to celebrate such a fantastic milestone like the 30th anniversary of Million Paws Walk.

“We appreciate the community’s support for our mission to end cruelty to animals, and there’s no better way to help out than a fun and dog-friendly environment like your local Million Paws Walk.”

Locals interested in volunteering or businesses interested in running a vendor stall at this year’s Melbourne Million Paws Walk can register at MPW@rspcavic.org.au or 03 9224 2222.

Registrations for participants at the 30th Annual Million Paws Walk are now open, with a ‘barking-mad’ discount of 60% available from 21 February to 27 March 2024.

Head to millionpawswalk.com.au to register for your local walk and start fundraising today!

The Melbourne Million Paws Walk will be at Pelican Lawn on Albert Park Lake on Sunday, 26th May. The event will start at 10:00 am, with the walk commencing at 11:00 am and festivities concluding at 2:30 pm.

CITY LOCATION TIME
Melbourne Pelican Lawn, Albert Park Lake, Albert Park 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Eildon Eildon Pondage, Eildon 11:00am – 2:00pm
Geelong Geelong Botanic Gardens Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mansfield Botanic Park, Mansfield 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mornington Peninsula Fred Smith Reserve, Mornington Peninsula, Hastings 9:00 am – 2.00 pm
Traralgon Rail Trail Traralgon East between Traralgon and Glengarry 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wangaratta Wangaratta Kennel and Obedience Dog Club 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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