RSPCA Million Paws Walk, Coffs Harbour: The walk attracted a broad cross section of the community. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate
RSPCA Million Paws Walk, Coffs Harbour: The walk attracted a broad cross section of the community. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright

A top dog day in the sun

THE rollup had the organisors of Sunday's Million Paws Walk off the chain, as more than 400 pampered pooches and their humans stepped out for a great day in the sun.

The RSPCA's local manager Sue Merrick said the combination of beautiful weather and an iconic new walking route worked a treat.

"It was just the most amazing day and by far the biggest walk we've been involved in," Ms Merrick said.

"Everyone was keen to walk from Park Beach Reserve and out to the end of the Jetty and back. The option to return to the reserve via the beach rather than the bridge was taken up by a lot of dogs and their walkers.

Ms Merrick said the walk raised $4400 which will will now go towards improving facilities at the local RSPCA shelter.

She singled out a surprise apeparance by country music star James Blundell was a highlight of the day.

"My daughters ran into him at Tamworth this year and invited him over. He drove down from Stanthorpe for the day, sang a few songs, signed some autographs and went home again. It was a great effort."



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