Paws of all shapes and sizes took a stroll around Hovel Tree Park in Albury on Sunday for the RSPCA Million Paws walk. The annual walk is to raise money for the RSPCA and the great work they do rehoming millions of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals.
The RSPCA is well known for their work in rehoming animals but it is not their only role. They also play the major role in the legal protection of animals against cruelty or neglect, educate people worldwide on the importance of animal welfare, campaign for changes in the law to protect animas and respond to reports and rescue and treat animals that have suffered from animal cruelty. We know it must be a very rewarding but challenging job at times, and we thank them for their tireless efforts.
A massive thank-you must also go out to all the wonderful RSPCA volunteers who helped with the event and invest their time and energy into fostering and caring for animals in need and to all of those families that have adopted a rescue pet into their own homes.
Apart from the terrific walk and plenty of available activities, the day was a terrific opportunity for dogs of Albury-Wodonga to socialise and develop those all important manners. Local Veterinary clinics across the Border gave demonstrations and talks on animal behaviour, elderly and rescue pets, pet first Aid, and a fear free approach for our pets. It was a great day and we look forward to making the 2020 Million Paws Walk even bigger and more enjoyable.
Dr Renee Pigdon