Lyn walks for a good cause

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

LYN Whe­lan is an an­i­mal lover.

The South Perth res­i­dent has taken part in al­most ev­ery RSPCA Mil­lion Paws Walk since 2000 and this year she will do it again when it takes place on the South Perth Fore­shore on May 21.

Mrs Whe­lan will walk with her hus­band and their poo­dle Mys­tique.

“I’ve al­ways loved an­i­mals since I was a kid,” she said. “I be­came a mem­ber of the RSPCA in Port Hed­land, where I pre­vi­ously lived.

“Over the years, I’ve had bud­gies, chick­ens, dogs, cats and lots of fish.

“I’ve walked be­cause I sup­port them, be­cause they op­pose cru­elty to an­i­mals; I per­son­ally op­pose live an­i­mal ex­ports and I’m hop­ing they get a lit­tle more ‘oomph’ to end that as well.

“I’ll be think­ing about that is­sue when I walk, be­cause it’s some­thing im­por­tant to me.”

Reg­is­tra­tion for Mil­lion Paws Walk, in­clud­ing the Mil­lion Paws Chal­lenge, is avail­able on­line at www.mil­lion­pawswalk.com.au.

There is an op­tion to reg­is­ter in­di­vid­u­ally or as a group, with re­wards for reach­ing fundrais­ing mile­stones to re­mind every­one why their sup­port is so im­por­tant.

Par­tic­i­pants at the walk can choose be­tween a 1km, 2.5km or 5km course.

On the day, there will be a fun doggy ob­sta­cle course to nav­i­gate as well as a range of other ac­tiv­i­ties to en­joy, in­clud­ing the Vetwest Pet Pa­rade.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell d468478

Lyn Whe­lan with Mys­tique.

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