Walk your dog to the moon for SPCA
Have you all heard about SPCA’s brand new event. Our exciting new event will transfer people and dogs acrossNew Zealand into real life astronauts for the month of November.
SPCA is recruiting Kiwis to walk the distance from the Earth to the Moon with their fourlegged friends to raise funds for the charity as animal welfare complaints continue to increase.
The newly created event titled Walk Your Dog to the Moon will see Kiwis and their pups uniting to walk an impressive 385,500 kilometres to raise money for animals in need. More than 8000 animalwelfare complaints relating directly to dogs were made in 2017— nearly 5000 more complaints than any other animal.
Each year the demand for SPCA support across the country grows, with more animals being brought to local shelters for care. Earlier this year, SPCA compiled their annual statistics and in 2017 alone, SPCA received more than 15,500 animal welfare complaints— the highest recorded to date.
SPCA aims to raise at least $150,000 nationwide through Walk Your Dog to the Moon, all funds donatedwill be used to directly help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals.
Walk your Dog to theMoon is the perfect way to bump up your fitness level coming into summer and get out and about with your family and friends.
Here’s how it works: create your profile, collect pledges from friends and family to sponsor you, Take your dog for a walk during the month of November. Or, even if you don’t have a dog, just get outdoors and get tracking your kilometres, add them to the national total during November and join us in the first week of November for a special event where you can meet fellow Moonwalkers.
A$12 registration fee applies to each participant which includes a doggy pedometer, doggy bandanna, awelcome pack and an invitation to our special event. You can register for Walk Your Dog to the Moon and find out lots more information at www.walktothemoon.co.nz.
■ Tauranga SPCA, visit 43 Alach St. Phone 578 0245. PO Box 2087 Tauranga. www.taurangaspca.co.nz Facebook www.facebook.com/SPCATauranga