Million Paws Walk 2012

The RSPCA is running the Million Paws Walk again in 2012, and our club via M/S Jessica Orr is organising a team to walk. Jessica has provided the following information.

We will be helping to raise vital funds to assist in caring for more than 18,000 dogs that their Animal Care Centres receive each year. These dogs are not as fortunate as your much loved family pet. They often need to be desexed and vaccinated before they can be put on the road to finding a new home. I got my dog Cosmo from the RSPCA after he was hit by a car and disowned by his previous family and without the RSPCAs hard work, he most likely would have not had this second chance. So whether you have a dog or not, you can walk on Sunday 20 May and fundraise to help make a real difference to the lives of these
18,000 dogs.

Yearly costs involved in caring for these dogs include:

  • $360,000 for vaccination medication
  • $270,000 to provide heartworm treatment
  • $216,000 to provide food and shelter

I am organising a team to walk at Cleveland (GJ Walter Park, Shore St East). It is a fun day out for the whole family as there will be entertainment, food and drink and lots of animal fun! The walk starts at 10am. Registration costs are below. Concession counts as student, pensioner, or senior.

Registration prices available until 5.00pm Friday 18 May

  • Adult: $12
  • Child: $6
  • Family: $28
  • Concession: $8

Registration prices, 18 May onwards

  • Adult : $15
  • Child: $10
  • Family : $35
  • Concession: $10

To register go to: Once you have registered (or just donate if you cannot attend), go to this page to sign up for our fundraising page (the password is black belt) and click on the join this team button under the donate now button (or click on the donate now button if you can’t come), then signup for fundraising:

Get your family and friends to donate as well! Remember all funds raised will be going to the RSPCA to help all disadvantaged animals – big and small! Once you have done that, send me an email ( with who is walking and what size shirt they will need (Mr Macarthur has shirts which are used for other fundraising events which he is kindly allowing us to borrow for the day!). These will be distributed before the walk so we can look super awesome on the day!

Any questions, feel free to email me!

Jessica Orr

Additionally, the club has now become a corporate sponsor of the RSPCA. We are also looking to organise a volunteering day at the RSPCA (on a Thursday) (set by the RSPCA) and sorry only over 18 – RSPCA rules). If you’re interested also send me an email! This will be organised separately from the walk.