SCARBOROUGH resident Kate Sheils and her rescue dog Turtle are among the thousands of owners and their dogs preparing for the Million Paws Walk.
Ms Sheils volunteers for several animal charities and said she was looking forward to the RSPCA WA event in South Perth on May 20.
“I’m a huge animal lover and have always respected the RSPCA and felt its work in the community is incredibly important,” she said.
“The Million Paws Walk is such a great way for animal lovers to show their support for RSPCA WA, particularly the vital work the inspectors do in fighting cruelty, plus it’s always a fun day out for animal lovers and the dogs themselves.”
The organisation relies on fundraising and community support to generate more than 90 per cent of the funds required for its animal protection work.
Community engagement manager Maree Daniels said dogs of all shapes and sizes took part each year, from chihuahuas to great danes.
“We’re so grateful to have so much support in the community; our vision to create cruelty free communities for animals is only achievable through the overwhelming generosity of West Australian animal lovers who come along and take part in events like the Million Paws Walk,” she said.
To register, visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au.