A Walk in the Park

Posted: May 30, 2012 by lallen1403 in Pets and Family, Social Issues
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There’s no doubt about it, Darwin people love their dogs. There’s more than 7500  dogs registered with the Darwin City Council; that’s about one for every two families.   And on Sunday there was a special walk in the park for hundreds of Darwin’s favorite pooches.

More than 370 dogs and their human companions took part in the annual One Million Paws Walk at the Jingili Water Gardens, raising nearly $35 000 for the local RSPCA.

Reporter Lyn Allen was at the finish line, and talked to Richard and Grace.

Dogs (and their friends) came in all shapes and sizes.

One Million Paws Walk, Darwin 2012

Every year the Darwin RSPCA animal shelter helps about 2500 animals.

Grace, One Million Paws Walk, Darwin 2012

One Million Paws Walks are held across Australia.  In Victoria, sponsors donated about $250 000 to help care for abused and abandoned animals, while in NSW walkers raised over $130 000.

For a fabulous report about the Geelong walk, visit Guryel Ali’s blog site.

Learn more about the Darwin RSPCA.     Lost a pet in Darwin?  Try looking here.


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