Hopes to turn RSPCA Million Paws Walk into an annual Streaky Bay event

Streaky Bay hosted a successful inaugural Million Paws Walk on Sunday.

Facilitated by the Streaky Bay District Council, the walk raised funds for the Port Lincoln RSPCA group's shelter.

The event was threatened by steady rain throughout Saturday night, however the weather cleared during the morning for a perfect day for the event.

The event was well attended, with 29 walkers accompanied by 26 canine friends.

The walk included two routes - a 3.5 kilometre course for the more active animals and their walkers, while there was also a smaller 1.5km course.

The walks took participants less than an hour to complete.

Streaky Bay Area School student representative council members ran a barbecue and coffee stand to raise money for a school event, while the RSPCA also had a stall to raise additional funds through the sale of animal merchandise.

All participants, including the furry friends, enjoyed a morning walking and socialising with one another.

The council's manager of regulatory services Jennifer Brewis was pleased with how the event went.

"It was great to see a broad range of dog breeds of different sizes and shapes in attendance," she said.

Attendee Karina Carey said the walk was a success.

"It was a very successful and very well organised day, [and] such a great cause to raise money for," she said.

"Let's hope the numbers grow next year."

Based on the positive response of participants, the council and RSPCA will be aiming to host the event annually and hope to see it grow.