Wednesday, May 16, 2012


RSPCA NSW Volunteer Denise Tierney (middle) is back for the fifth year to show her support at the Million Paws Walk.  This year, she’ll be joined by colleagues Lauren Hay (left) and Seyon O’Brien (right) along with nearly 200 other volunteers at the Sydney walk location.
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the RSPCA would like to thank all their dedicated volunteers who help provide more care, shelter and support to animals in need. On Sunday 20th May, thousands of volunteers across the nation will show their support at the 2012 RSPCA Million Paws Walk. RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers.

RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA. “As a charity organisation, we simply wouldn’t be able to operate without our extensive volunteer network. Their passion and commitment to animal welfare is priceless.”

This year, the RSPCA Million Paws Walk will be held at more than 80 locations across Australia, with 21 locations throughout NSW.

“Most of our regional events are managed by RSPCA Branch Volunteers,” said Mr Coleman. “So we encourage people to get involved and show support to their local RSPCA Branch or Shelter.”

For more information about this year’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk, visit, email or call (02) 9782 4461.

Did you know:
• Nearly 1,000 people currently volunteer for RSPCA NSW.
• There are currently more than 6 million Australians who volunteer – that’s more than 34% of Australia’s adult population.*
• Together they contribute more than 700 million hours to community services annually.*
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