Ottis with Millie Hawkins, Bertie with Max Tori and Savannah with Emily McNamara at Bendigo Animal Hospital.

The countdown is on for RSPCA Victoria’s biggest fundraising event: Million Paws Walk.

More than 15,000 people will walk in Bendigo and at 15 other locations across Victoria on Sunday, May 20.

Money raised through entry fees, donations, online fundraising and merchandise will go toward RSPCA Victoria’s work to end cruelty to all animals.

RSPCA Victoria CEO Liz Walker said the animal welfare charity was aiming to raise $500,000.

“Million Paws Walk is a fun way to make a difference to animal welfare,” Dr Walker said.

“Whether you are a dog owner or a dog lover, head to Albert Park or one of the many regional Million Paws Walk events to join in this iconic event.”

“Each year, RSPCA Victoria cares for more than 20,000 animals, so every dollar raised will make a big difference to supporting our programs, adoption, veterinary service and our inspectorate.”

The walk site will have a variety of entertainment for people and pooches alike.

There will be a chance to enter your dog in one of the popular pet dog competitions, and the opportunity to win prizes.

For more information, visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au

Onsite registration begins in the canine village at the Nolan Street end of Lake Weeroona at 8.30am, the walk officially begins at 10am and the event concludes at midday.

The village will include the following Bendigo vet clinics, all offering free and discounted services: Bendigo Animal Hospital, McIvor Road Veterinary Centre, Greencross Vets White Hills and Kangaroo Flat, Passionate Vetcare and Furlife Vet Epsom.