Cupcake Day raises dough to help homeless animals



Bake some cupcakes, fight animal cruelty and raise some funds for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society on Feb. 23.

The OMHS is hoping to raise $20,000 to help keep animals in need of food, shelter and affection off the streets and into their new and loving forever homes.

Lisa Ashby’s job is to make sure the OMHS generates enough funds so that every animal that comes into the shelter gets the care and attention it needs.

“The Oakville & Milton Humane Society does not receive any funding from the government, or from any other animal welfare organization, to advocate for, care for and find loving homes for the homeless, abused and neglected animals in Oakville and Milton,” says Ashby. “We rely solely on the support from the community and corporate sponsors.”

National Cupcake Day has its roots in Australia, but some humane societies across Canada have been participating in this fundraiser for the past three years, with momentum increasing each year.

Ashby says that some of the ways people can participate are by having a bake sale, having a cupcake party, by taking cupcakes to work or school or visiting a participating bakery on Feb. 23 (listed below).

  • Whole Foods Bakery, 301 Cornwall Rd, Oakville
  • Sweet! Bakery & Tea House, 100 Bronte Rd S. unit #11, Oakville
  • Burloak Animal Clinic, 3060 Lakeshore Rd W., Oakville
  • Bark & Fitz, 146 Lakeshore Rd W., Oakville
  • Bark & Fitz, 2501 Prince Michael Dr., Oakville


This is the first year the Jackie Martindale will be participating after hearing about National Cupcake Day from a friend.

“It just so happens that I love animals and I love baking,” Martindale says. “I think it’s a fun way for people of the community to do a good deed.”

For more information about how to participate, visit the Oakville & Milton Humane Society website at or call Lisa Ashby at (905) 845-1551, ext. 33.

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