Ballarat gears up for RSPCA's Million Paws Walk

COUNTDOWN: RSPCA Pets Place assistant manager Lyn Zboril and volunteer co-ordinator Leia Martin with Toby, a greyhound cross staghound. Picture: Lachlan Bence

COUNTDOWN: RSPCA Pets Place assistant manager Lyn Zboril and volunteer co-ordinator Leia Martin with Toby, a greyhound cross staghound. Picture: Lachlan Bence

The countdown is on for Ballarat’s biggest event on the canine calendar.

Hundreds of dog lovers are expected to take their four-legged friends to the city’s RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 21.

RSPCA Pets Place Ballarat assistant manager Lyn Zboril said the fun-filled day usually attracted 400 people.

“Every year it continues to grow. We hope this year will be bigger and better. Ballarat people are really getting behind it,” Ms Zboril said. 

“The whole idea is to raise much needed funds to end cruelty to all animals.”

The day will feature lucky dips for dogs, paw prints and a flyball display.

RSPCA Victoria CEO Liz Walker said every dollar raised would make a big difference.

“Money raised through entry fees, the sale of merchandise and online fundraising will help fund RSPCA’s animal welfare work in the community, and care for the 23,000-plus animals that come into our Animal Care Centres each year,” Dr Walker said.

Million Paws Walk events are open to people of all ages, and their four-legged friends. All dogs are welcome, whatever the age, size, breed or ability.

It starts at 10am at Pine Avenue, Newington. Entry is $15 for adults if bought online and $20 on the day. Entry is $10/$15 for children, $40/$50 for families and $12/$17 for concession.

Ballarat’s weather forecast for Sunday looks fine with a top temperature of 16 degrees. A late shower should not hinder the event.

To register online go to millionpawswalk.com.au/VIC