A Birmingham park will be filled with woofs and waggy tails as it plays host to a huge dog walk to raise funds for the RSPCA.


The RSPCA is hoping hundreds of dogs will take the lead – with the help of their owners – and register to support the vital work of the country’s oldest and biggest animal welfare charity.

Dogs and their owners will take part in either a 3k or a 5k sponsored walk around Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham on Sunday, 2 October. Gates open at 10.30am, with the walk starting at 11am.

To register visit www.rspca.org.uk/bigwalkies and sign your dog up today. It costs £10 for you and your dog – additional dogs can be signed up for £5. Once signed up, your dog will receive a bandana to wear with pride on the day.

One of the dogs who will be taking part will be Tyson, pictured above, who is currently looking for a home at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre.

Kelly Legg, kennel supervisor at the centre, said: “Tyson was brought in by one of our inspectors after he was found living in poor conditions.

“Tyson is such a laidback, friendly and loving boy and he loves fuss and attention. He walks lovely on his lead and we are so pleased that he will be able to take part in Big Walkies and meet lots of new doggy friends there.”

Event organiser Polly Mortlock said: “We can’t wait to meet local people who are as passionate about dogs as we are.

“There’s going to be a great community feel this weekend and a chance to meet new people as well as getting some exercise for you and your pooch and raising money for a good cause.”