LJ Hooker join in Million Paws Walk

By Hannah Loadsman on May 23 2017

Gold Coast Million Paws Walk always fun and furry

Megan Birot, megan.birot@news.com.au, Gold Coast Bulletin

The LJ Hooker family love getting involved in the community and what better way to show our support to animals in need than by participating in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk.

SHAPES, sizes and breeds didn’t matter on the Great Lawn for the annual Million Paws Walk.

Almost 3000 Gold Coasters turned out to the RSPCA fundraiser at Broadwater Parklands yesterday, but their four legged-friends stole the show, dressed in everything from hot dogs to rock stars. They walked 3km to raise money for the fight against animal cruelty.

A very cool Zoe the Wonderdog at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Picture Glenn Hampson

Hamish Krammer, who travelled from Brisbane to attend the walk with his Maremma Sheepdogs Boo and Bundy, said the cause was close to this heart.

“Boo is a rescue animal. She was found by the RSPCA on a farm in Gympie.”

Eight-year-old Lenny the Pug got off the leash and no one was going to catch him at the RSPCA Million Paws walk. Picture Glenn Hampson

Ava Beutel, 9, and her rescue Fox Terrier cross Whippet Lilly also walked the talk with Mouse the Dachshund and Angel the Cavoodle in tow.

“I think it’s very important to rescue dogs because dogs are like humans, they have feelings,“ Ava said.

RSPCA Million Paws walk at Broadwater Parklands. Picture Glenn Hampson

RSPCA Gold Coast manager Pam Cordell said it was hoped $640,000 would be raised across Queensland this year.

“We also definitely would like people to consider rehoming a rescue dog to give them a second chance at a good home.”

Ambassador Natalie Gruzlewski and Gee Cee and Cee Cee the mascots. Picture Glenn Hampson
This stylish puppy is 4 month old Jerry the Jackhound, a Jack Russell Dachshund cross. Picture Glenn Hampson
Stewies the Pommeranian cross cools off in the water dish. Picture Glenn Hampson
Banjo the 15 month old St Bernard takes a drink in front of owner Kelly Collins of Oxenford. Picture Glenn Hampson
8 year old Lenny the pug got off the leash and no one was going to catch him.. Picture Glenn Hampson
Ashley the 13-year-old Maltese Chihuahua cross meets Ari the 18-month-old Irish wolfhound. Picture Glenn Hampson