BEST FRIENDS: Participating in the Million Paws Walk through Limestone Park from left, Jay Mansinger of North Ipswich, Laura Albury of Willowbank, and Hailee Hollister of North Ipswich.
BEST FRIENDS: Participating in the Million Paws Walk through Limestone Park from left, Jay Mansinger of North Ipswich, Laura Albury of Willowbank, and Hailee Hollister of North Ipswich. David Nielsen

Paws hit pavement for orphan pooches

IPSWICH residents will step out alongside their four-legged friends at next month's RSPCA Million Paws Walk.

The state-wide event is expected to attract more than 20,000 people across 22 locations, with Ipswich hosting 2km and 3km walks through Limestone Park on Sunday, May 15.

Health and community safety committee chairwoman Cr Sheila Ireland said the local event was always well supported.

"Plenty of people have already taken advantage of reduced registration fees online, and I'd encourage everyone to register before the day to avoid delays," she said.

"The walk will be held from 10am to noon and there will be a host of other activities in the park including flyball demonstrations and exhibitors from all sections of the pet care industry."

Cr Ireland said all registration fees would serve as a donation to the RSPCA.

"The RSPCA really does some wonderful work in the community, finding loving homes for animals from all walks of life," she said.

"Million Paws Walk is a way of raising money and awareness for the RSPCA but it's also social, active and enjoyable for owners and pets alike."


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