The RSPCA WA’s Million Paws Walk will come to Dongara next week, raising funds to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals across the State while fighting animal cruelty. The 25th year of the Million Paws Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28, with Dongara Veterinary Hospital hosting the Mid West event this year. So far 1476 entrants have registered to attend across WA, with veterinary nurse Jenna Graham expecting around 80 people to attend the Dongara event. Registration opens at 9am with a 10am start at the Port Denison Foreshore. Since the event began, $48,029 has been raised towards giving animals in WA a new lease on life. Ms Graham said there’s 1km or 2km route options, with a coffee, tea and treats stall for those in need of a drink break. Enjoy a sausage sizzle treat after the walk while prizes for best dressed, best behaved, most unusual and a raffle winner are announced. “We also have Greenough wildlife rescuer Michelle Jones coming. She will be popping in and putting on a display for us,” Ms Graham said. Prizes up for grabs include a big KONG pet toy, coffee vouchers, a $50 clothing voucher for a local boutique and more. Dongara Veterinary Hospital thanked the Dongara IGA, Dongara Local Rag, Dongara Post Office, Beached Boutique Dongara, Pannarai Restaurant Dongara and Delicate Care pet food for their donations. Mid West Inspector Paul Acton said fundraising events like Million Paws Walk were critical to helping RSPCA WA continue its work in the region. “RSPCA WA relies on community support for around 80 per cent of the funds needed to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome WA’s most vulnerable animals,” he said. Mr Acton thanked the Dongara Vet Clinic team for volunteering their time and efforts to make the local walk possible. ‘I’m really excited that our region will be hosting a local walk and would encourage all dog owners and animal lovers to head along or make a small donation if they can,” he said. “Money raised on the day will help keep inspectors on the road investigating cruelty reports, and fund community education and outreach efforts that are critical to ending animal cruelty for good.” Visit the RSPCA WA website to purchase a ticket or register on the day.