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 44 June 2011
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 2011:

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
Two News Items from ACC&D
Researchers @ Univ. of Virginia received funding from Found Animals Foundations' Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology. Dr. Herr & team will explore technology that "targets immature egg cells, called oocytes, before they mature into eggs that can be fertilized."
The Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN has launched a public forum on dog population mgmt, "an opportunity to exchange information, engage in professional discussions & request or provide advice on issues related to dog population management, dog health & welfare, & socio-economic assessments of the importance of dogs". More @ www.acc-d.org
NJ’s S/N Bill (S1643) VETOED
In May NJ’s Gov. vetoed a S/N Bill which would have required all cats & dogs adopted from various facilities be sterilized. He “returned it w/ recommendations”, one is that the Dept of Health & Senior Svcs(DHSS) develop a “Pet Sterilization Pilot Program” to run for 2 yrs min. in county(ies) w/ major animal over-population issues, selected by DHSS & agreeing to participate. All facilities operating as a shelter or pound located in such county(ies) are to participate. DHSS to report on results & make a recommendation on statewide implementation by 2 yrs after pilot “becomes operative.”Bill & recommend-ations” also dealt with impoundment issues.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us


Pediatric S/N Tips from ASPCA PRO
Check out this comprehensive Vet authored article for professionals, on history, concerns, myths, special protocols/pointers. Though technical, I found much that the human client can grasp & many pet care tips like: minimize handling of the patient, urge staff not to play with young animals, house siblings together, & limit fasting to no more
than 3 to 4 hrs, with the rationale for each.
http://www.aspcapro.org/pediatric-spayneuter.php ................very interesting!

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”
..... Joseph Wood Krutch