The Charlie Fund


Maximus was struck by a car, leaving him with severe front leg injuries. He underwent two extensive surgeries, but one leg required amputation. The young pup recovered well and is now pain-free and active thanks to The Charlie Fund.


Elvis arrived in our care suffering from a fractured pelvis. Thanks to The Charlie Fund, he underwent major orthopedic surgery that restored his ability to walk. Given a second chance, he can enjoy chasing his toy mice again.

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 in need of life saving 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 36 years, this special fund has grown from saving a few animals a year to more than 100 annually.

How is the Charlie Fund funded?

The Charlie Fund is possible solely through donations. Your gift makes it possible to provide the emergency and specialized treatment of the neediest animals at OMHS. Every dollar makes a difference.

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

Anne Smith
Charlie Fund Ambassador