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The Tweed Shire branch of RSPCA is hosting its fifth Million Paws Walk at Jack Bayliss Park in Kingscliff on Sunday.

As well as being a fun day out, the main purpose of the event is to raise funds to support the daily battle against animal cruelty.

‘The Million Paws Walk fundraising gives the RSPCA the opportunity to provide information and education about important, yet overlooked, animal welfare issues,’ says RSPCA NSW CEO, Steve Coleman.

Mr Coleman feels that education is vital in helping reduce the number of animal cruelty cases and the number of animals being sheltered.

As well as the walk itself there will be doggie competitions like dog/owner look-a-like, best-dressed dog, fastest feeder, best trick and the ever popular Musical Sit. All the winners of these competitions receive a great prize worth more than $70.

Hang around to enjoy music, displays, stalls, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, giveaways, a dog demonstration and a visit by Big Dog.

Registration opens at 9am with the choice of two walks (2km and 4km) on offer before heading off at about 10.30am. Local vets have again been generous and supplied the RSPCA with a number of free/heavily discounted vouchers for services up for grabs in an auction before the walk. Maggie Anne of BAM Promotions will be holding the gavel again and having a great time as MC for the 2012 Million Paws Walk.

Online fundraisers who raise $100 will go into a draw to win a Fiji escape for two courtesy of NRMA.

For more information please visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au or phone the RSPCA Tweed Shire Adoption Centre on 07 5536 5135 between 9.30am and 4pm seven days a week.

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