The legend lives on at this weekend’s Million Paws Walk.
Queensland’s very own Red Dog will be barking up a storm at the Chermside Million Paws Walk this Sunday.
Red Dog is the beloved mascot of the St. George Queensland Reds, named after the original Red Dog whose legendary true story of uniting a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master inspired a book and film.
St.George Queensland Reds flanker Ed Quirk said the RSPCA do great work in the community taking care of all kinds of animals and the Reds players were looking forward to showing their support for the organisation
“Many of the players in the squad have dogs of their own so we’ll be pulling out the leashes and joining Red Dog in Chermside for the walk,” he says. “We’re encouraging any Reds fans and members who have dogs of their own to register and take part in their local Million Paws Walk.”
RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty is excited to see Red Dog take part in the Chermside event.
“All of us at RSPCA Queensland are thrilled that Red Dog and his ‘team mates’ have agreed to support this year’s Million Paws Walk. Not only is Red Dog a wonderful ambassador, but he epitomises all that we associate with responsible pet ownership,” Beatty said. “Bernie Bredhauer from the Northgate Vertinary Surgery and Justin Jordan from Jordan Dog Training are doing a great job raising Red Dog. He’s been well cared for and is receiving invaluable training that will ensure he’s well socialised with humans and other dogs.
“His involvement is a real boost to our most important fundraising event of the year and we’re very grateful to everyone at the Reds for their support.”
The Million Paws Walk is RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year and Reds players along with Queensland Rugby’s Junior Mascot, Red Dog, will be showing their support by taking part. The Million Paws Walk is a nationwide event and Reds members and fans are encouraged to register and take part in their local walk, to help the RSPCA in their fight against animal cruelty. Money raised through entry fees, the sale of merchandise and online fundraising will help fund RSPCA’s critical work in the community, including the care of more than 18,000 dogs entering shelters each year.
Head to www.millionpawswalk.com.au to register for your local event.