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Registration has opened for the biggest fundraising event on the RSPCA calendar, the Million Paws Walk.
Across the state, more than 25,000 people are expected to take their pooches out for a stroll for the event on Sunday, May 21.
“Money raised through entry fees, the sale of merchandise and online fundraising will help fund RSPCA’s animal welfare work in the community, and care for the 23,000-plus animals that come into our animal care centres each year,” RSPCA Victoria chief executive officer Dr Liz Walker said.
In Bendigo, the walk will begin at Lake Weeroona at 10am, while in Castlemaine, it will be held at the Botanical Gardens, also at 10am.
The walk is open to all dogs and dog lovers, including those who do not have a canine of their own.
There will also be entertainment and food on offer.
Those who register are able to set up their own online fundraising page to support the cause.
To register for the walk online, visit the Million Paws website.