Charity dog walk bound to get tails wagging

Charity dog walk bound to get tails wagging
Brendan Rees

Pooches and their carers are invited to a five-kilometre walk around Docklands in support of a community-based animal welfare organisation.

It is hoped the event – to be held on May 1 – will attract 350 people for the walk and raise $10,000 for Save-A-Dog Scheme [SADS], a not-for-profit organisation committed to saving and rehoming hundreds of dogs and cats every year.

Organiser and long-term Docklands resident Ayda Hornak from Pet Squad Pty Ltd said the inaugural “Walk for PetWellness” would be an opportunity for people to raise money and awareness for the organisation so pets could receive the best health care and nutrition.

“There has been an influx of dogs during COVID-19, especially in our community of Docklands,” she said. “This annual walk is a great opportunity to bring people, dogs and local businesses together focusing on all aspects of wellness both for dogs and their owners.”

Ms Hornak will also work with Docklands resident Tracey Needham, also from Pet Squad, in organising the event, with the pair being passionate about healthy eating and animals. They have recently launched Pet Squad, and PetWell, a range of all-natural, Australian made pet supplements.

Ms Hornak said SADS had worked steadfastly for change “from a culture of killing companion animals to a culture of saving them” with all money raised helping to continue their “incredible work they do supporting pets in need”.

The walk will start at 9am at Point Park to Ron Barassi Senior Park and back again to Point Park.

PetWell and Res by Mirvac have enlisted as sponsors for the walk •

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