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Friday, 15th April, 2011

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES: Sidney the dog and owner Debbie Olds with Dex the horse prove that anyone can get into the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA. ALL SHAPES AND SIZES: Sidney the dog and owner Debbie Olds with Dex the horse prove that anyone can get into the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA.

The RSPCA's Million Paws Walk is on this Sunday and all creatures great and small are invited along.

In its seventh year locally, the Million Paws Walk, also known as the Paws and Claws Walk, helps raise vital funds for the RSPCA and the animals in their care.

"The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is designed to be a fun day for all involved," RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said.

"It offers animal lovers the opportunity to get out and mingle, exercise and enjoy the company and entertainment of like-minded people, but also allows the RSPCA to provide information and education about important - yet often overlooked - animal welfare issues."

In the city there is always a lot of support from locals and their pets. One of the local organisers, Lorraine Johnson, said she was hoping for a good roll-up this year.

"A lot of people come out, especially if it's a nice day," Mrs Johnson said.

The walk will be held at the Zinc Lakes and registration - it will cost $5 to register a pet and $10 for a family - is at 10.15 am.

There will be prizes and trophies for the largest and smallest pet, puppy up to 12 months, the pet with the waggliest tail, the pet with the best six legs and the most unique pet. An obedience display will be held at 10.30am.

There will be games for children and dogs, with many prizes.

A barbecue will be cooked by St Johns cadets and soup will sold by RRANA (Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals), and there will be an RSPCA stall and raffle.

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