Paws Walk a big success

ARRAN MORTONSound Telegraph

From tiny poodles to giant newfoundlands, and every breed of dog in between, canines were out in force on Sunday as part of Rockingham’s first Million Paws Walk.

More than 100 walkers and their furry friends set off from nearby Wanliss Street at 10am and walked the 5km to Weld Street, enjoying a giggle – and a lot of sniffing – as they went.

Alani Morgan took part in the walk with husband Dave and their two pets Chewi and Daisy.

She said the fundraiser was “very good” and commended the Youth Advisory Council for putting on such a worthwhile event.

“We read about the event in the Telegraph and were really looking forward to it,” she said. “It’s great that people don’t have to make the trip up to South Perth anymore.”

Cheryl Price said she had not taken part in the walk but had noticed all participating dogs were “very well-behaved”.

“We would definitely like to get involved next year,” she said.

An RSPCA spokesman said the Rockingham walk was a “huge success” and thanked members of the community for showing their support.

“We were delighted to bring this much-loved event to Rockingham for this first time this year,” he said. “We had a number of new walks across WA this year – we are delighted to see the event growing in popularity each year.

“We rely on the support of the community and it was great to see people having fun while raising funds for a worthy cause.”

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