Humans and four-legged friends are invited to strut their stuff along the fifth annual Paws on the Promenade – a dog walk fundraiser by the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Khayelitsha, in partnership with Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition.
The dog walk will take place on Sunday the 15th of March at 9am. Starting at the Mouille Point lighthouse, the five-kilometre route will extend to the Sea Point swimming pool and back. S
horter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets (or humans!) will also be available.
“Our 2019 Paws on the Promenade was a great success with an attendance of 539 humans and 352 dogs. On a budget of just R3,500, we raised R48,400. We hope to raise even more funds with this year’s event.
“This, however, all depends on how many wonderful dogs and humans join us for the walk,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager and event organizer.
Expect to see dogs of all shapes and sizes. “People get very creative, dressing themselves and their dogs up in costumes,” says du Plessis. There will be Dalmatians in tutus, Dachshunds in hot dog outfits and Pomeranians with bow ties.
“For the past five years, Vondi’s has partnered with Mdzananda in making this event possible. It is one of our highlights of the year,” says Paul Jacobson, owner of Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition.
“The route is one of the most scenic routes in Cape Town making it a wonderful walk for dogs and owners alike. We support Mdzananda because of their excellent professionalism and the impact they make in the Khayelitsha community, educating pet owners and treating sick pets that would otherwise have little to no help.”
Everyone is invited – humans without four-legged friends are welcome too. A small number of homeless dogs for adoption will be at the event. To “rent a dog” email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are also needed so if you are able to volunteer to get in touch.
Tickets cost R50 per person, R50 per dog and R25 for kids under 12. These are available from Quicket www.qkt.io/pawsonprom2020 or on the day from 08:00.
Raffle prizes, products sales, delicious coffee and snacks will be available for purchase to get you started. Pet owners are encouraged to dress up as your favourite animal or to wear something orange. All pets must be on leads. Goodie bags for the first 150 dogs to arrive (one per family).