MILLION PAWS WALK: Kerstin Altmann, Suzanne Crabtree and Renee Martin accompany their four-legged friends Chance, Bruiser, Mika and Brusier Martin are looking forward to the Million Paws Walk this Sunday.
MILLION PAWS WALK: Kerstin Altmann, Suzanne Crabtree and Renee Martin accompany their four-legged friends Chance, Bruiser, Mika and Brusier Martin are looking forward to the Million Paws Walk this Sunday.

Tails wagging for Million Paws Walk

TWO or four, no matter what the number there's going to be plenty of legs hitting the beach this weekend for the Million Paws Walk.

The RSPCA's annual fundraiser will take place in the Whitsundays on Sunday, May 18 - hoping to eclipse last year's strong turnout.

The Airlie Beach branch has raised more than $1000 - surpassing 2013's total - but is now hoping to better the 175 participants which took part last year.

The $1093 raised to date ranks as the third-highest total in Queensland, and spokesperson Renee Martin says it will make a huge difference to animals throughout the region.

"Every donation goes a long way," she said.

"No matter how small the amount, it all helps go towards animal cruelty."

Kerstin Altmann's dog Chance is living proof RSPCA drives can make a difference.

Chance, obtained from Animal Rescue Mackay, had a broken femur but has been nursed back to health courtesy of caring foster parents.

"The funds raised will go towards rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats in the Whitsundays region," Ms Altmann said.

To register for the Million Paws Walk, visit the RSPCA's website online or you can register at the event.

There will be stalls and entertainment following the walk, including dog talent shows and best dressed prizes.

RSPCA FUNDRAISER

What: Million Paws Walk

When: Sunday, May 18 from 8am

Where: Cannonvale Beach

Contact: Danielle Krista

0414 313 769


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