SCARS and 4 Paws Walk for Awareness Fundraiser
  • Tuesday 20 October 2015
katie takes a picture, pug, dog, pet

If you’re planning to take the dog for a walk this weekend, why not head down to Lake Kawana and join in the Walk for Awareness on Sunday.

Hosted by Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (SCARS) and 4 Paws Animal Rescue, the Walk for Awareness has been organised to raise awareness and funds for the refuge of homeless dogs and cats on the Sunshine Coast.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said this would be a “must attend” event for cat and dog lovers across the coast and those considering the addition of a pet to the family.

“Whether you already have a much loved pet or are considering adding one to your family the SCARS and 4 Paws Walk for Awareness will be a great day out,” Cr McKay said.

“There will be lots of stalls with goodies for your pets, a pet photographer, question time with local vets, dog obedience training demonstrations and much more.”

“The walk starts at 8am at Lake Kawana East Bank Foreshore with stalls, breakfast, coffee, a sausage sizzle and activities running through until 1pm.

“There will be prizes on the day for Best Dressed Pooches, Best Pooch Trick and for a bit of fun Best Owner/Dog Look-a-like.

“Registration is only $10 with all funds raised going to support the incredible work that SCARS and 4 Paws Animal Rescue do.”

Pre-register your attendance online at or register on the day from 7.30am.

A strong advocate for responsible pet ownership, Cr McKay said council would be providing discounted microchipping for cats and dogs on the day.

“Losing a beloved cat or dog can be devastating for the owners. Registering and microchipping your pet is an essential step in helping to identify lost cats and dogs,” Cr McKay said.

“Council will be providing microchipping on the day for just $20. Ensuring your details are kept up to date with council and on the microchip register helps council, the vet or lost animal shelter to reunite you quickly if your pet were to stray.”

A note for those attending the Walk for Awareness, all dogs must be on a leash and cats must be kept in a cage.

For more information on SCARS, visit

For more information on 4 Paws, visit

Photo courtesy of Katie Takes A Picture