[First filed: May 18, 2009 @ 08:38]
Million Paws Walk 2009 seemed to this observer to be the most successful to date. Attendance was high and the RSPCA crew managed the crowd well, ensuring that a fun day out was had with minimal drama. My dogs were left at home today as they like to believe they are the only dogs in existence, but plenty of other pooches appeared to be enjoying the sunshine and the entertainment on offer.
I know that most of the RSPCA staff there will be straight back into work at the shelter tomorrow morning – their dedication is to be admired. I hope the day raised plenty of money to support their work as I am sure they, as an animal charity, are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn on peoples’ capacity to donate.
UPDATED: The RSPCA is claiming victory with a record turnout in Canberra:
- Thank you to the 9,000+ pet lovers who came together at Stage 88 with around 3,500 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. From the smallest Chihuahua to the tallest Great Dane, it seems that all of the pooches and their families had a thoroughly enjoyable day out by the lake.
(Slideshow below, photos by Che and others provided by the RSPCA)