Pippa Black Charity Support
Pippa Black Supports RSPCA Australia
RSPCA Australia is a non-profit, non-government charity, dedicated to animal welfare and responsible for implementing state animal protection laws. The first ever Million Paws Walk took place in 1994 in Queensland. The idea came from Dr Cam Day, who was the RSPCA Queensland Operations Manager and Veterinarian at that time. Dr Day believed a special event involving animals of all types walking together could be a ‘win-win’ situation, providing a fun day out for pets and their owners, while promoting responsible pet ownership and raising much-needed funds for the RSPCA.
Million Paws Walk is a fun day for any animal lover. Whether you’re a pet owner or not, it’s a great day out. The main purpose of the event is raising funds and with over 138,000 animals finding shelter at the RSPCA Australia annually, every dollar counts. As well as the walk, there is also entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other activities. Funds raised through entry fees and the sale of merchandise help assist the RSPCA to operate its animal shelters, support its Inspectorate services and provide community education on animal welfare issues. Taking part in the Million Paws Walk is a great way to help animals in need. Each year, the RSPCA in Australia investigates more than 42,000 complaints of animal cruelty and neglect.
Pippa Black gave her support to this good cause by competing in the Celebrity Challenge at the 2007 Million Paws Walk in Albert Park.
Video: Pippa Black and her got ‘Tank’ at the 2007 RSPCA Million Paws Walk: (from 8min 45 seconds)