The Charlie Fund
The Charlie Fund provides emergency and specialized veterinary care for animals at the Oakville & Milton Humane Society (OMHS). The Charlie Fund saves animals hit by cars, caught in traps, or needing life-changing treatments and surgeries.
History of The Charlie Fund
The Charlie Fund began in 1985 when a Border Collie came into OMHS, with a leg too badly damaged to save. A fundraising campaign was needed to raise money for the necessary surgery. “Charlie” recovered and was adopted by a wonderful family and he lived a long and happy life.
The need for “emergency medical funds” lived on and a fundraising campaign was started. Over the past 32 years, this special fund has grown from saving a few animals a year to more than 100 annually.
How is the Charlie Fund funded?
Your gift makes it possible to provide the emergency and specialized treatment of the neediest animals at OMHS. Every dollar makes a difference.
The Charlie Fund Endowment
Since its inception in
In August 2004, the Charlie Fund Endowment Fund was established where the income interest from the endowment is used for the Charlie Fund and the principal is invested.
Donations may be made to the Endowment Fund at any time. This fund is important to ensure that ill and injured homeless companion animals will be cared for in future years, especially as Oakville and Milton continue to grow.
For those who generously include the Charlie Fund Endowment Fund in their wills, a signed form is available upon request and can be included with a Will at the time of signing. This form provides details of the purpose and administration of the Endowment.
Your gift to the Charlie Fund is the gift of life, the gift of time to heal and the gift of hope for a home.
For more information, please contact
(Mrs.) Anne Smith
Charlie Fund Ambassador