TEAMING UP TO SUPPORT EVENT: Shelley Foster and Cookie with Ronelle Fitzgerald and Jess.
TEAMING UP TO SUPPORT EVENT: Shelley Foster and Cookie with Ronelle Fitzgerald and Jess. Gary Worrall

Fernvale wagging for Million Paws Walk

EXCITED and happy canines walked with their owners to participate in RSPCA's Million Paws Walk fundraiser at Fernvale on Sunday.

About 130 big and small, hairy and not so hairy and confident and shy pooches and their owners participated in a 4km walk along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail starting from Fernvale Memorial Park.

Many of those attending the walk said at least one of their dogs came for refuges, with some bringing multiple "rescue" dogs to the event.

Also present were a number of dogs "in training" with the day handlers saying the day was a good "socialisation" opportunity for the dogs.

Fernvale's Million Paw Walk event was officially opened by Ipswich West Sean Choat and Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann - both thanked participants for participating in the event.

Mr Choat commended participants for raising money for an organisation that helps defend defenceless animals.

Other entertainment including dancing, a sword fighting display, as well as the Fernvale Rural Fire Brigade hosting interactive games and performing a fire-dousing demonstration and stalls for people to purchase products for their canine friends.


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