Mil­lion rea­sons to bor­row dog

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THEY might not have their own dog, but that will not stop two young South Perth res­i­dents from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Mil­lion Paws Walk on May 15.

Brother and sis­ter duo Han­nah (10) and Adam Stan­ley (12) plan to bor­row their friends’ dogs Char­lie and Lulu to take part in the an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity fundraiser.

“We’re huge an­i­mal lovers and we have two res­cue cats at home, which is why we don’t have a dog, but that isn’t stop­ping us tak­ing part be­cause we’re tak­ing our friends’ pups on the Mil­lion Paws Walk,” said Han­nah.

“This will be our fourth year tak­ing part in the event. This year we have a tar­get of around $800.

“My brother and I are re­ally ex­cited about tak­ing part, we love see­ing all the dogs, re­ally we just love an­i­mals and this is a great way to help them.”

RSPCA WA ex­ec­u­tive man­ager of com­mu­nity en­gage­ment Ma­ree Daniels said the Mil­lion Paws Walk event at­tracted tens of thou­sands of dog lovers and RSPCA sup­port­ers over the past 20 years.

“It’s record-break­ing that al­most 3000 peo­ple have reg­is­tered within the first cou­ple of weeks of launch­ing our 20th an­niver­sary Mil­lion Paws Walk,” she said.

“More than half of them have par­tic­i­pated in our walk be­fore, but as the buzz spreads far and wide, there are more than 1000 new­bies who are go­ing to be com­bin­ing fun with a good cause.”

Tak­ing place at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth, gates for the event open at 8.30am.

Par­tic­i­pants can choose a 1km, 2km or 5km course. All funds raised go to the RSPCA.

More in­for­ma­tion at www.mil­lion­pawswalk.com.au.

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