There’s excitement in the air for this Melton west trio as they get ready for the Million Paws walk next month.
Dog lover Colleen Clarke and her 17-month-old boisterous Siberian husky “pups”, Hamish and Phoebe, will take part in the Albert Park event, the RSPCA Victoria’s biggest fundraiser, on May 20.
“I’ve always had huskies,” Ms Clarke said. “One of my previous huskies, that I had for 13 years, was rescued from the RSPCA and was the best dog ever. I’ve had them ever since.
“I think it’s very important that we support the RSPCA and the brilliant work that they do, that’s why I wanted to do the Million Paws walk.”
More than 15,000 people will walk at 16 sites across Victoria and money raised through entry fees, donations, online fundraising and merchandise will go toward RSPCA Victoria’s work.
Chief executive Liz Walker said the animal welfare charity was aiming to raise $500,000.
“Million Paws Walk is a fun way to make a difference to animal welfare,” Dr Walker said.
At the flagship Albert Park Lake event, there will be live entertainment, food trucks, veterinary advice, dog washes and lots of fun exhibits.