Paws of all shapes and sizes took a stroll on Sunday for the RSPCA Million Paws walk. This year's event was out of the ordinary, because organisers, participants and their pets supported the event from home.
The annual walk raises money for the RSPCA and the great work it does in rehoming millions of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals.
RSPCA also plays a major role in the legal protection of animals against cruelty or neglect, educatin people on the importance of animal welfare, campaign for changes in the law to protect animals and respond to reports and rescue and treat animals that have suffered from animal cruelty.
We know it must be a rewarding but challenging job at times, and we thank RSCPA workers for their tireless efforts.
A massive thank you must also go out to all the volunteers who helped with the event and invest their time and energy into caring for animals in need and to all of those families that have adopted a rescue pet into their own homes.
It was super important this year that we supported the event despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to the community.
This year more than ever, the RSPCA will be in need of the valuable support from residents and their pets of the Border to enable them to continue their wonderful work.
The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is usually a great day packed full of hands-on opportunities, traditionally held at Hovell Tree Park in Albury.
We look forward to making the 2021 RSPCA Million Paws Walk even bigger and more enjoyable.