This Sunday the Animal Cancer Trust are holding a sponsored walk in Milton Country Park to raise money for the Trust.
Walkers (with or without a dog!) can enjoy the Park as they stretch their legs in aid of the Trust. Cancer affects one in four dogs and up to one in eight cats in the UK, and with a UK population of around 6.9 million dogs and 9.2million cats, many pet owners are likely to face the disease (including us, we lost our last dog Tilly to cancer).
However, countrywide, there are less than 10 RCVS recognised specialists in veterinary oncology, meaning that for a huge number of pets, gold standard care is out of reach.
Every walker who raises UKP5 or more for the Animal Cancer Trust will receive a free dog lead from event sponsors Royal Canin, and there will also be a prize for the person who has raised the most money. Walks are taking place all over the UK, and more details and registration and sponsorship forms are available from this page on the Trust web site.
Walk coordinator Chrissy Walker says: “We really want lots of people to join us – the more the merrier! This should be a lovely day out, and, with or without a dog, Milton Country Park is well worth a visit. The Animal Cancer Trust does great work, and walking your dog with us is a great way to support it.”
Chrissy Walker can be contacted on 07811 878231 for registration and sponsorship information. Registration on Sunday takes place at the walk’s start point adjacent to the information centre situated by the car park between 11:00am and 3:00pm.