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 8 June 2005
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 9 veterinarians in private practice and 1 spay neuter clinic participating. Together these professionals have generously pledged 202 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries and other services for needy animals in 2005:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals

Drs. Erno Hollo, Kelly Vex, Lorraine Marks & Leah Gibbs, Basking Ridge Animal Hospital

Dr. Harvey E. Hummel, Andover Animal Hospital

Dr. Danci Mock, West Caldwell Animal Hospital

Dr. P. Picone, Audubon Veterinary Associates, PA

Dr. Sandra Stalder-Frey, Alpha Veterinary Care

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

Great Info on the Web
Responsible Feral Cat Care: www.neighborhoodcats.org

Latest in Non Surgical Contraception :
www.vetmed.vt.edu/ACCD

NJ’s headquarters for feral cat info
www.NJ-ARA.org/Ferals.html

“If you are quiet and listen, you will be able to hear the quiet calls of those who need you!” @Dreamsicles 1991-98

In Memory of “Merlin”
A donation from Nancy Scott Lawless in memory of her cat Merlin & in honor of Lucky Star Dr. Kelly Vex will provide for the spay/neuter of three needy cats! Thanks to Nancy and Dr. Vex for thinking of Lucky Star and to Dr. Iris Furlong & People for Animals for performing the surgeries. As he sits in the warm sun at the Rainbow Bridge, Merlin must be very proud!

Editor’s Note: Lucky Star is not a 501 C3, and does not routinely solicit donations. We do accept $ for major mailings /efforts to enroll new Veterinarians. In this case, we were very pleased to be involved in deciding how this generous donation could provide the most benefit, and to be able to tell you about Merlin & Nancy’s lovely tribute to him and to Dr. Vex.

2005 Goal Update
As we reach for our ambitious goal of 20 Lucky Stars by year-end, we thank our current members and appreciate their participation more than ever!

Our efforts continue! We have approached professional veterinary associations, sought endorsement by well known animal advocates and made approaches to individual doctors based on leads from Lucky Star members, their clients, animal control officers and rescue groups. To make membership more attractive, we have contacted veterinary service providers to see if they might recognize our members in some special way.

We look forward to the day when we can report new members as a result!