The patter of paws will be heard around the country for the 25th RSPCA Million Paws Walk on Sunday, May 19.
The Glen Innes walk will be held at King George Oval. Locally, this will be the third event since its revival in 2017, with great support from the community.
The Million Paws Walk has proven to be fun for all the family, with pooches in all manner of garb, competing for fun.
Pet owners can assemble at 9am; the event will be opened at 10 am. Mayor Carol Sparks and deputy mayor Cr Dianne Newman hope to attend.
The Paws Walk itself be a circuit of King George Oval, followed by doggy competitions and prizes. Who will be best dressed? Who's best behaved? Who will win the race?
Glen Innes businesses provide items for prizes. There will be a stall, raffles, a sausage sizzle, treats for the children, and, of course, the dogs, to make the event a great day out.
The cost of entry is $2 per person or $5 per family and $5 per dog. This includes an RSPCA sample bag with doggie goodies inside.
All the money raised stays here in town. The annual dog celebration helps the RSPCA Glen Innes Volunteer Branch to care for local pets in need - which doesn't come cheap.
When dogs and other animals come into the RSPCA's care, they need to be fostered, fed, and looked after. The RSPCA must also de-sex, microchip, and fully vaccinate animals before they can re-home them.
The Million Paws Walk - along with the community's support at the two food donation boxes, and at the monthly markets - goes a long way to providing care and kindness to our local pooches and other animals in need.