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 40 October 2010
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 8 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 2010:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals

Dr. Erno Hollo & Dr. Kelly Vex 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 M. Biely, People for Animals, Inc,Hillside

1-877-Spay-NJ1 (www.spaynj.net)
Thanks to People for Animals, operators at this toll-free hotline referral service (& website) are available weekdays from 10AM to 2PM to help NJ residents find low cost S/N services for their pets throughout NJ.

Ear Tipping “Tips” by a vet for Vets
A methodology for successful eartipping, the universal marker for a neutered feral cat www.neighborhoodcats.org/how_to_eartipping
(Where there are “spaces”, use the underline mark above the hyphen on your keyboard, if you are keying in the address!)

visit www.Luckystarprogram.org
Read about the Program, thank your Lucky Star Veterinarian & help us tell others!


The “Snip!” Summit-Save the Date
Humane Alliance, in NC, the only training center in the US for High Quality, High Volume S/N, hosts a Nat’l Conf. for S/N professionals March 31 to April 2, 2011,w/ more than 36 workshops, special sessions, & wet labs on proven strategies & techniques of HQHVSN. Special track for S/N Vets & Techs.Email:Marianne@humanealliance.org.

The “Zip” Code Project
Pet Smart Charities has awarded Houston’s S/N Assistance Program (SNAP) almost $50,000 in each of this year & next for a TNR “Community Cat” S/N program, one zip code at a time. (“Community Cats” are tame but free roamers & ferals.) The SNAP project will start on Oct. 16, National Feral Cat Day, w/ zip code 77011, which has 1 of the largest #’s of Community Cats in that County. (ZIP 77023, already started, has drawn much local support.)

Some Grim Statistics
The S/N page on the Pet Co Foundation site states the following attributed to the AVMA: “Sterilizing your cat or dog makes them a better pet, reducing their urge to roam & decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than 2 years. Feline Immuno-deficiency Syndrome is spread by bites & intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.”

Early Oct Blessing of the Animals
Churches of various beliefs hold these annual services. Church-goer or not, if you find one, ENJOY--a pleasure to see, with or without an animal by your side!
“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.”