Milford goes to the dogs

By Debrin Foxcroft

Dogs and their owners set off for a 3km walk at the Wag 'n' Walk gathering of dogs at Milford Reserve on Saturday. Photo / Martin Sykes
Dogs and their owners set off for a 3km walk at the Wag 'n' Walk gathering of dogs at Milford Reserve on Saturday. Photo / Martin Sykes

Milford on Auckland's North Shore went to the dogs on Saturday when more than 1300 pooches took to the streets for the Champ Wag 'n Walk.

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds, from a 106kg English mastiff to tiny miniature poodles, came together.

More than $6000 was raised for SPCA Auckland during the day, which included a 3km road walk, entertainment, competitions, a dog expo and fundraising.

Shortland Street stars Fleur Saville, Bonnie Soper, Beth Allen and Shaun Edwards-Brown, together with former Silver Fern goal shoot Tania Dalton and North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams, were celebrity judges for the event.

"It's been a great day to celebrate man's best friend," said organiser Scott Rice.

This was the second year for the event which also supported Paw Justices with a mass signing of the petition calling for a review of the Animal Welfare Act to impose stiffer penalties for people who abuse animals.

- NZ Herald

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