28th Nov, 2020

Frankley Animal Centre is asking animal lovers to pledge 10k steps-a-day annual ‘My Big Walkies’ charity challenge

Lorna Morris 28th Apr, 2018

A FRANKLEY Animal Centre is asking animal lovers to pledge 10k steps-a-day for the annual ‘My Big Walkies’ charity challenge.

Kicking off in June, the month long challenge will see people walk their dogs every day to raise funds for RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Centre and Hospital in Birmingham.

One of the busiest centres in the country, the cash will help the charity provide life-saving work, rescuing and caring for animals in need.

Craig Osborne, RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Hospital, said: “My Big Walkies is a great challenge for both owners and their dogs.

“By taking on 10,000 steps a day and raising money to support the RSPCA they can help us rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in desperate need of care.”

In 2017, the centre took in 1,331 animals, including 267 dogs, and found more than 1,000 animals their new forever homes.

Dr Samantha Gaines, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, said: “Lots of us know how much our dogs love their walkies.

“Walking and playing with your dog is a great opportunity to form a strong bond with your pet as well as keeping you both fit and active, as well as raising money for some less fortunate furry friends.”

Visit mybigwalkies.rspca.org.uk to sign up to My Big Walkies and pledge 10,000 steps a day.

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