By Lillian Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Over 230 participants and 28 dogs turned up for the annual Paws Walk 2018 in Port Moresby yesterday morning (May 20).
This year’s event, hosted by Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), falls in line with RSPCA Australia’s Million Paws Walk 2018.
Individuals, friends, families and their dogs gathered early yesterday morning at Moresby Arts Theatre for RSPCA’s annual Paws Walk 2018. Over 25 dogs and their handlers walked the 3.4 kilometres marked route. Others joined in for a fun morning walk with friends. They started the walk at Moresby Arts Theatre to Magani Crescent, through John Guise Drive and back to Moresby Arts Theatre. Most dogs had a field day with the walk, while others struggled to keep up. Fortunately, there were many water stations along the way as the dogs stopped to lap a drink before continuing their journey.
Sarah Berryman and her sister, Maggie, both aged 8 and 5 also participated in the Paws Walk with their mother. They said they thoroughly enjoyed the walk with their dogs. All money raised from this event will go towards supporting RSPCA PNG’s education, awareness and animal care campaigns in which they teach school-aged children about responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation.