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RSPCA home gears up for annual charity walk through York
9:25am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
DOZENS of dogs are expected to put their best paws forward as they take to the streets of York tomorrow.
Mutt Strut, the annual RSPCA charity dog walk, will see the hounds and their owners embark on a five mile route through the city.
Branch manager Angela Hunter said: “All of the staff and volunteers are really looking forward to it.
“With good weather it is just great fun and good exercise for the dogs.”
Walkers can register for the event from 10am onwards on Sunday and there is a £5 donation to take part.
Each group of walkers and dogs will set off at different times and will be led by a member of RSPCA staff.
Angela is also hoping the walk will encourage people to think about adopting a dog from the animal home.
She said: “We currently have 65 dogs at the home, all of different breeds. Usually we have a lot of Greyhounds and Staffies, but at the moment we have a real range of dogs.
“It’s more than giving the dogs a good walk though, we hope that people who see the dogs out and about will think about adopting them.”
Those who don’t have a four-legged friend but still want to take part can do so, as there will be some dogs from the home available to walk on the day.
After the walk, guests will be able enjoy some refreshments and receive a certificate for taking part.