Million Paws Walk, RSPCA Queensland's biggest and most important fundraising event of the year, is on again this Sunday and as usual some of the Titans players will be taking part.

Ryan James and Nate Myles (they will be joined on Sunday by Greg Bird) took their canine friends out for a warm-up walk today in preparation.

Ryan and his fiancée Ana have their hands full with three dogs – Scruffy, Gilly and Bear - while Nate has his prized bulldogs Big and Snoop.

Nate is an ambassador for the RSPCA and Ryan has been a regular at Million Paws Walk when the Titans’ playing schedule allows.

“It’s a great cause and a real fun day too so I encourage people to head on out on Sunday and join in,” he said.

More than 20,000 people will walk at 19 different locations across Queensland to raise money and awareness for animal care in Queensland. 

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 to fund the RSPCA’s critical work in the community, including the care of more than 15,000 dogs entering shelters each year.

Every dollar raised will make a big difference and will assist them in reaching our goal of $540,000.

Taking part in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a great way to help animals in need. All animal lovers are encouraged to brush off their walking shoes, pull out their pet’s leash and bring along their ‘best friend’ to Australia’s leading pet event.

Here is a guide to where to walks will take place on the Gold Coast, starting at 10.30am (registration from 8.30am - $20 adult, $12 child, plus family and concession discounts).

Walk location:      

The Great Lawn, The Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport    

 

On the day registration:    

8.30am

Walk commences:

10.30am

Walk length:

1.5km and 3km

Event concludes:

 

1pm 

Parking

Broadwater Parklands car park is pay and display 9am - 7pm and is currently $2.10 per hour. 

There is alternative parking along Marine Parade or a large 400 space car park at Carey Park which is free on Sundays. 


 Activities

  • RSPCA Humane BBQ (including breakfast choices) and food outlets (vegetarian options are also available
  • RSPCA Information hub, Education, Million Paws Walk merchandise, "Doggy show bags" ($20) and meet and greet with your local inspector
  • A wide range of exhibitors for you and your pooch
  • Live on stage entertainment and Celebrity guests
  • Large off-leash dog socialization area, fully gated    
  • Dog hyrdobath stations    
  • Raffles and Competitions including: Best dressed pooch, Best 6 legs and Best trick
  • Jumping castle
  • Purchase your 'Entertainment Book' 2015/2016 with all proceeds going to the RSPCA
  • There will be an ATM on site