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Taking part in the Petmania National Dog Walk 2012 in Aid of The Carers Association were Ciara, Adrian and Oran Hickey, Arlene O'Connor, Audrey Hickey with their dogs Misty, Coco and Max. Picture: Ger Rogers/HR Photo.

Taking part in the Petmania National Dog Walk 2012 in Aid of The Carers Association were Ciara, Adrian and Oran Hickey, Arlene O'Connor, Audrey Hickey with their dogs Misty, Coco and Max. Picture: Ger Rogers/HR Photo.

NOW in its third year, the Petmania 5KM sponsored dog walk took place at 11 locations nationwide with thousands of dogs taking to the streets for the Carers Association on Easter Monday.

Fortunately the clouds cleared in time for the Tullamore walk which attracted a large entry. There were fantastic walker rewards available for every dog with everything from shopping vouchers, discounted pet insurance, free dog food and even a holiday up for grabs for every dog that reached their sponsorship targets, the walk was not a race but there was still plenty for those dogs that enjoy a challenge in their daily exercise routine!

The Petmania National Dog Walk is a fundraising event in aid of the Carers Association with all money raised by the event going to supporting the counselling, respite and training services available to family carers from the Carers Association. To date the event has raised almost €100,000 for the charity, and this year it is hoped to bring that number up to €161,000 - representing €1 for every family carer in Ireland.

 

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