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Feet and paws trekked the Railway Trail in tandem to raise funds for the SPCA, but the heat got the better of some canine participants.

Around 200 people and 60 dogs took part in the charity’s 15th annual “Paws Walk” yesterday.

Rosalie Powell of the SPCA said: “Dogs of every different breed and size mingled together then ventured on their trek through the Bermuda Railway Trail. They had a choice of two routes. The longer one took them from St Paul’s Church field to Cobbs Hill and back. The shorter route turned at Ord Road (S-Hill). March is not normally known for its hot weather but today some dogs actually had to turn back and shorten their walk due to the excessive heat.”

Ms Powell added: “This bodes as a reminder to anyone who owns dogs to be cautious and aware that even although we have not reached peak summer heat, dogs can suffer from heat exhaustion.”

She thanked all the participants for their support, and said preliminary indications show the “wonderful walkers” raised around $15,000.

SPCA's annual Paws to the Park(Photo by Akil Simmons) March 25,2012
Lauren Pevrvey holds her Jack Russell 'Molly Powell' during the SPCA's annual Paws to the Park Sunday afternoon at the St Paul's Church Field.(Photo by Akil Simmons) March 25,2012
Sue Lestrange and her Pit Bull Vihny at the SPCA's annual Paws to the Park.(Photo by Akil Simmons) March 25,2012
Aidan Hassell embraces his father Sean Hassell as the took thier dog Lexus to the SPCA's annual Paws to the Park Sunday afternoon at the St Paul's Church Field.(Photo by Akil Simmons) March 25,2012

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Published March 26, 2012 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2012 at 9:55 am)


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