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​Million Paws Walk in Melbourne This Sunday

Get your pooches ready; RSPCA’s big event is coming up this weekend!

This Sunday (May 15th) more than 25,000 people around Victoria and their best mates will walk to fight against animal cruelty. In Melbourne, the walk will take place at Albert Park as well as 17 other locations around Victoria.

If you haven’t registered already, you’re able to online or on the day at 8:30am before the walk begins at 10am. The Million Paws Walk is the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event, so make sure you and your pup are ready to go by the weekend.

RSPCA Victoria cares for around 28,000 animals each year. Every dollar raised will contribute to the finding of the work they do, including merchandise sales, entry fees and online fundraising.

The big event is open to all ages and all pooches. No matter what size, breed, age or ability of your dog, they’re more than welcome to participate. If you don’t have a dog, there are plenty of activities to enjoy and plenty of pups to pat.

The event at Albert Park will include live entertainment, vet advice, dog washes, food and product stalls, agility demonstrations and plenty more. Alongside all the entertainment, your pooch will have the chance to enter competitions judged by the MC, celebrity guest Tim Campbell.

Other celebrities present on the day include The Block’s Dan and Dani, model Laura Henshaw, Melbourne Rebels captain Scott Fuglistaller, Myer ambassador Lauren Phillips, Olympic swimmer Belinda Hocking and many more guests!

We look forward to seeing you and you four-legged friends on Sunday.

For more information on registration and location details, visit the Million Paws Walk website.

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.