SUNSHINE Coast dog owners and their pooches will be among more than 25,000 participants in RSPCA's 21st Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 15.
The walk is RSPCA Queensland's biggest and most important fund-raising event of the year.
More than 45,000 animals pass through RSPCA Queensland's Animal Care Centres every year and more than 16,000 are dogs that have been surrendered, abandoned or seized by inspectors.
The money raised through the RSPCA Million Paws Walk enables these dogs to receive daily care, veterinary treatment and funds rehoming programs.
The cost is in the millions annually. Even if you don't have a dog, you can still join a walk and raise vital funds. Money raised through online fundraising, the sale of merchandise and activities on the day will help fund this critical work.
Regional locations are:
Bribie Island - Chamber of Commerce Park, Welsby Parade, Bongaree. Registration opens at 7am and the 4.4km walk starts at 7.30am. The events ends at 11am.
Noosa - Lions Park, Gympie Terrace Noosaville. Registrations opens at 8am and the 2.5km walk starts at 10am. A free- range barbecue and coffee will be available, as well as a cupcake stall, Aussie Pooch Mobile hydrobaths and face painting.
The event ends at 4pm.