RSPCA ACT imagines a community free of animal cruelty. We imagine a community where all animals have the best chance of finding a home or being returned to the wild where they belong. At RSPCA ACT, we live this dream every day. Every companion animal is given every opportunity to find a home. Every native animal is given a chance to be returned to the wild.

Next year, we anticipate that about 6,000 animals will come through our shelter. We will answer 2,000 animal cruelty complaints, prepare 300,000 meals, clean 125,000 kennels and cages, desex thousands of companion animals, walk a staggering 20,000 kilometres to exercise dogs, and possibly prosecute 15 to 20 owners for animal cruelty and neglect.

The challenge is big, the numbers are bigger, but rest assured that RSPCA ACT stands ready to meet this demanding workload with your help. You can be proud in the knowledge that your local shelter has an extraordinary team of staff and volunteers.

We love what we do, but we know that it takes a community to make a significant difference to the lives of animals.

MPW - on the day information

The Million Paws Walk event is Canberra’s biggest and most enjoyable dog event. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with friends and family from Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park!

It’s more than just a walk… it’s a whole day of dogs, fun, activities and entertainment for all ages! It is a wonderful day out to raise much needed funds to help RSPCA ACT fight animal cruelty across the state. On the day, there will be plenty of activities on stage including live music, stalls and the ever popular dress up competition.

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the merchandise stall for limited edition Million Paws Walk items!  

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • E-ticket (if registered online)
  • Poo bags to clean up after your dog
  • Sunglasses and hat to protect you from the sun
  • Sunscreen for you and pet-friendly sunscreen for your pooch

We can’t wait to see you at the event!