Port Lincoln Million Paws Walk postponed to Sunday

RSPCA: Jodi Cox with Milo, Kat Olsen with Lacey, Tiarna Stoetzer with Marvin, Julia Churchett with Calli and Gail Hockham with Sapphire and Misty will all be at the Million Paws Walk on Sunday.
RSPCA: Jodi Cox with Milo, Kat Olsen with Lacey, Tiarna Stoetzer with Marvin, Julia Churchett with Calli and Gail Hockham with Sapphire and Misty will all be at the Million Paws Walk on Sunday.

The Million Paws Walk along the foreshore on Sunday is aiming to raise as much as possible for the Port Lincoln RSPCA shelter.

The event was scheduled for last Sunday but due to the forecasted weather it was postponed to this Sunday, May 26.

Port Lincoln RSPCA centre manager Julia Churchett said the event had been held for a number of years and this year's had a number of new elements.

Including competitions for best dressed pooch, owner dog look-a-like and cleverest canine.

She said she encouraged the community to come along, whether they had a dog or not, as there was something for everyone at the event.

"It draws awareness in our efforts to promote responsible pet ownership and fight against animal cruelty," she said.

"The funds will be used to re-home animals in need and all money raised locally goes to our local shelter."

There will also be a raffle, prizes, dog goodie bags and games for owners and their dogs such as high jump, bobbing for balls and an agility course.

The event will take place along the foreshore and begin at the town jetty, walking towards the Port Lincoln Hotel before turning back and walking towards the Yacht Club.

Registrations for the charity walk open at 9:30am on Sunday, with the walk beginning at 10am.

Food and refreshments will be available with a barbecue, baked good stalls and other food items on offer.

Streaky Bay will also be hosting its first ever Million Paws Walk on June 16 to raise funds for the Port Lincoln shelter.