ABOUT THE FUND...

The Willie-Coppee Fund is a joint charitable endeavor between Emmy award-winning actress Hillary B. Smith and her good friend, television writer and multiple-best-selling author Lindsay Harrison, and services clients of the CA-based Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group. The fund was established in 2007 to honor the memory of their beloved dogs, Willie (Lindsay's Bichon Frise) and Coppee (Hillary's Golden Retriever), and serves to discreetly assist pet owners who may be struggling with overwhelming veterinary bills. Endowments that assist pet owners are incredibly important in today's challenged economy, as countless individuals are unable to provide routine care and medically necessary services for their furry friends.

How can you make a difference? It's simple to help the Willie-Coppee Fund thrive and perpetuate the legacy of Willie and Coppee for a long time to come. You may make a direct donation by doing either of the following:

1) You may send a check or money order for any donation amount. Please make all contributions payable to Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group and write "Willie-Coppee Fund" on the memo line, and direct them to:

Lindsay Harrison
11384 Brill Drive
Studio City, California 91604


2) You may also make a donation to us securely via PAYPAL. Just sign into your account and send your contribution to: donate@williecoppeefund.org.

Visit Hillary's Official Website to read her heartwarming letter to fans about the Willie-Coppee Fund, if you have not already done so. You are also encouraged to submit photos of your beloved pets if you have donated to the fund, as well as any information you wish to share about them. These contributions will be added to the site as a reminder that even the smallest gesture can make a world of difference in the hearts and minds of fellow pet parents and/or animal lovers.

Kindly direct any general inquiries about the Willie-Coppee Fund
and all pet photos and related materials to W-C Inquiries at: info@williecoppeefund.org. Thank you for your sincere interest in the project and for your ongoing support of Hillary. Please remember to spread the word to family and friends, soap fans or otherwise. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is an animal lover to lend a helping hand to fellow pet owners in need, especially during these tough economic times.

Please know that every penny of donations received will be utilized by the highly-trained staff at Sherman Oaks to provide crucial care for pet owners in need, whether it be for necessary vaccinations or life-saving surgical procedures. No donation is too small, and every dollar is deeply appreciated. Thank you for stopping by, and please visit again soon!

Our Forever Mascot (DUDE R.I.P.)

Meet Dude, he was a feisty and loving male Lhasa-Terrier mix who was paralyzed from the waist down since he was four. Dude hails from sunny California and was welcomed with open arms by his new family, which includes three furry "siblings" who are sensitive to the fact that he's a special needs animal.


Talk about a trouper! Here's Dude on his shiny wheels, made possible in great part by canine rehab master Leslie McMahon of Two Hands Four Paws. Leslie rehabbed Dude for a year after his back was first broken at age four, swimming him, putting him on the treadmill (suspended above it so that he could work his front legs), massaging him, and generally making him comfortable and pain-free with his new body.