South Guildford family to take the lead in Million Paws Walk for RSPCA

L-R: Alyssah Tompsett (14) with three-year-old rescue dog Astro and her brother Ben with rescue dog Poppy. Photo: David Baylis
L-R: Alyssah Tompsett (14) with three-year-old rescue dog Astro and her brother Ben with rescue dog Poppy. Photo: David Baylis

DOG lovers Alyssah and Ben Tompsett are ready to take the lead at the biggest fundraising event on the RSPCA calendar.

They will join thousands of pet lovers against animal cruelty for the annual Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 20.

The South Guildford family of Matt and his children Alyssah (14) and Ben (13) will step out with rescue dogs Astro and Poppy.

“We are huge animal lovers and have always respected the RSPCA and its work in the community,” Mr Tompsett said.

“Plus we understand that RSPCA WA always needs more funds to investigate animal cruelty, so we’re very committed to raising money as part of participating.”

He said funds raised from the fun day out for animal lovers supported the great work done by the charity’s inspectors in fighting cruelty.

Alyssah said every pet deserved to live in a home where they are loved and safe.

“I think it’s important we all help RSPCA WA because they protect scared animals who don’t have a voice,” she said.

RSPCA WA relies on community support to generate more than 90 per cent of the funds needed to sustain its animal protection work.

Nine Million Paws Walk events will be held across WA including one in Mundaring, from 9am to noon, starting at the CWA Centre.

To register for the walk, or find out more about the event, visit https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au.

Enter as an individual or group and choose from a 1km, 2.5km or 5km course.

Walkers and their four-legged friends will have access to an array of stalls, entertainment, gourmet foods and other attractions.

What: WA Million Paws Walk

Where: Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth

When: May 20