Million Paws Walk on this weekend

A lovely sunny day is forecast for the Million Paws Walk around Lake Burley Griffin this Sunday.

The walk, one of the biggest fundraisers for the RSPCA, has already attracted more than 2000 pooches - and their owners.

Pretty pooches out in their Sunday best for a previous RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Picture: Rohan Thomson

Pretty pooches out in their Sunday best for a previous RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Picture: Rohan Thomson

The forecast for Sunday is a top of 20 degrees, with only a 10 per cent chance of rain.

The start and finish of the walk is at the Patrick White Lawns, beside Lake Burley Griffin, in front of the National Library of Australia.

The big and the small come out for the Million Paws Walk. Picture: Rohan Thomson

The big and the small come out for the Million Paws Walk. Picture: Rohan Thomson

The event starts at 9am, with plenty of entertainment for the doggos, while the walk starts at 11am.

RSPCA ACT chief executive Michelle Robertson hopes to see the Canberra animal community come out full force in support of the event.

"Not only is Million Paws Walk one of our biggest annual fundraisers, it is also a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with the Canberra community and their canine fur-babies," she said.

This little fellow was an enthusiastic participant in a past Million Paws Walk in Canberra. Picture: Rohan Thomson

This little fellow was an enthusiastic participant in a past Million Paws Walk in Canberra. Picture: Rohan Thomson

"Canberra is filled with many animal lovers, and it is great to see everyone out with their dogs whilst enjoying a day down by the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin.

"Everyone is welcome, including your four-legged friend regardless of the breed, size and age. Don't forget to make sure your pooch is up to date with vaccinations, sociable and friendly with all creatures (human and furry)."

Tickets will be available until the end of event and can be purchased online at: https://www.millionpawswalk.com.au/ACT/home

WHAT: Million Paws Walk 2019

WHERE: Patrick White Lawns (in front of the National Library of Australia)

WHEN: Sunday 19th May

TIMES:

  • Doors open 9am
  • Walk commences 11am