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 20 June 2007
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 2007:

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

Crossbreed Dogs
(A tiny bit of humor, courtesy of the Summit Animal League)

Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet.
Pekingese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog.
Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by...oh, well, it doesn’t matter anyway.

“The FIX-IT Forum”
National Spay Neuter Networking and Training Conference October 25-27th 2007 Doubletree Hotel, Oakbrook, Illinois. Visit www. petsmartcharities.org to register. Leading experts, helpful tools, practical, interactive training, and networking with professionals in the animal welfare field.
Pledge Numbers Increased!
We are happy to announce that Basking Ridge Animal Hospital has increased their pledge for 2007. Dr. Joseph Bloom has pledged the additional surgeries, for which he and the hospital have our sincere thanks! We appreciate very much the generous spirit with which each Lucky Star Veterinarian contributes their surgeries & services to needy animals in their care.

KATRINA POSTSCRIPT
In Dec.06 HSUS gave $800,000 to Louisiana State U. School of Veterinary Medicine to launch in Spring 07 a community companion animal health program including an active spay neuter component, giving students experience & helping animals in underserved communities in southern Louisiana. Grant funded by donations targeted to help areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. A phone poll of Louisiana pet owners found nearly 1.8 million dogs & cats in homes across the state. About 700,000 of those pets (40%) are not spayed or neutered!

spreading the word!
We continue to benefit from the bold back cover advertisement placed for us in the Animal Companion for which we are most grateful! (May 2007) www.animalcomp.com.

We thank Animal Birth Control, Inc, Box 353, Pine Beach NJ 08741 for mention in their newsletter. Their mission: to help reduce the # of surplus animals by giving $ to those unable to pay full cost of spay-neuter. In 2006 they helped 2,878 cats, 83 dogs and 1 rabbit! Congratulations ABC!

Free advertisement provided as a public service:
Neuticles
www.neuticles.com Toll Free 888 638 8425

With the hope that this leads to a neuter surgery that
would not have happened otherwise!