Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program

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Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program News
A Publication of the Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program
12 Birch Lane Morristown, NJ 07960 Email: luckystarprogram@att.net
Volume 25 April 2008
Our Mission: To gather, recognize and celebrate the continuing annual commitment of each of our member veterinarians to provide some level of absolutely free spay neuter services to the needy animals of their choice, along with any other free services they choose to provide.

Our Lucky Stars
We currently have 10 member veterinarians in private practice and 1 spay neuter clinic participating, representing 9 hospitals in 9 NJ towns.

Together these professionals have generously pledged 226 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries and other services for needy animals in 2008:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals

Drs. Erno Hollo, Kelly Vex, Joseph Bloom & Kellie Daly Basking Ridge Animal Hospital

Dr. Harvey E. Hummel,Andover Animal Hospital

Dr. Danci Mock, West Caldwell Animal Hospital

Dr. Maritza Perez, West Orange Animal Hospital

Dr. P. Picone, Audubon Veterinary Associates

Dr. Sandra Stalder-Frey, Alpha Veterinary Care

Dr. Iris Furlong, People for Animals, Inc,Hillside

Floridians Giving Up Their Pets
Job losses and foreclosures are forcing difficult choices. Shelters are filled, with long waiting lists. “It's not something that they want to do, it's something that they absolutely have to do," said the Naples Humane Society. And, a cat rescue group on Marco Island, says the trend is increasing. Both shelters now report about 6 times more than the normal number of pets being turned over, a trend they expect to get worse.

To Become a Lucky Star
Visit our Website at luckystarprogram.org, click on Registration, save, print & mail form or call (973) 267-5673 or leave message at (973) 906-8357 or Email: luckystarprogram@att.net with any ?’s.

Spay Day Article re:Two nj cities
The Feb 27th online edition of The Record, North Jersey.com, reported the following grim info re ongoing need for spay/neuter: The Clifton Animal Shelter serves Clifton, as well as Wallington, Little Falls, Carlstadt and Montclair, on nights & weekends. Last year, 383 stray dogs were brought in, up nearly 20 %. The number of the cats at the shelter last year, 637, was up 10%. The shelter has only 30 cat cages and 14 dog cages. If an animal is not adopted in a week, it is destroyed. In Paterson, nearly all of the animals taken to the city's shelter are strays. About 135 dogs and 60 cats come into the facility each month!

Iowa Town drops $5 Cat bounty
In March, the Randolph Iowa Town Council reversed the Mayor’s unpopular and ineffective $5 bounty set on live feral cats brought in for destruction. The program produced much outrage, bad publicity nation wide and poor results. The town, population 200 people, has agreed to work with Alley Cat Allies and others to try TNR.

Pledge Fulfillment Flexible
Want to defer a surgery to next year? or do more than pledged? Like everything about your pledge, it is your choice. Only you know your community & your practice. We’ll make any adjustments you wish, up or down, or none at all, any time. Always your decision, always your choice!

One of ten ways to know you’ve picked the wrong veterinarian:

#5. Sends you a card every spring: "Time for your dog's annual neutering."

David Letterman