Time for fun at Wiggle Waggle Walkathon again
IT’S SUMMER, so dig out your walking shoes, pull out the leads and bring your dogs to Cape Town’s top pet event and join hundreds of other people and their pets at the SPCA MyPlanet Wiggle Waggle Walkathon tomorrow.
And you don’t have to have a pet to join in the fun – you can just come along for the walk.
This year’s dog walk takes place at the Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology in Firgrove Way, Tokai.
The popular charity walk is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It attracts thousands of walkers and their dogs – of all shapes, sizes and breeds – who put their best foot and paw forward in support of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Last year 1 300 dogs and 2 000 walkers took part.
are expecting even more people and their dogs to take part this year.
“The event honours the close bond between owner and dog and provides an opportunity for dog owners to spend quality fun time with their furry friends. People travel from far and wide to take part in the walk and we are always extremely touched by the love they have for their pets, as well as the loyal support shown to the SPCA,” says SPCA event organiser Juan August.
Television presenter Tracey Lange and media personality Cato Bekker, who are also both DJ’s on media partner Smile 90.4 FM, will keep the crowds entertained on the day.
Before and after the event there will be a wide variety of food and cold drinks for sale.
The popular Wiggle Waggle Christmas Market also returns with lots of goodies for you and your pet.
There will be plenty of entertainment too. There will be facepainting, a balloon twister, a stilt walker, a jumping castle, colour- ing-in competitions, a PlayStation/ gaming station, and, if they’re really good, Father Christmas might come around to hand out sweets.
There will be plenty of water points for dogs and their owners located along the route. Marshalls and traffic officials will ensure the safety of the walkers and medical and vet crews will be provided by the SPCA to ensure everyone crosses the finish line in good shape.
Puppies younger than four months are not allowed to take part and owners of short-nose breeds (like bulldogs and pugs) and those with older dogs with joint problems are also cautioned to consult their vets before committing to taking part in the walk.
Entries on the day of the event will open at 7am and cost R40 a person and R30 a dog.
Children in prams participate at no cost.
All funds raised from entries will go to helping the SPCA prevent animal cruelty during the upcoming festive season.
Enter online at www.spca-ct.ca, or download the entry form from the same website and send the completed form by e-mail to www. spcact.co.za or call the CoGH SPCA at 021 700 4141/80.
CUTIES: John Kohn and Ottie. FRIENDS: Maurice Carpede and Jack.