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 14 June 2006
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 member veterinarians in private practice and 1 spay neuter clinic participating, representing 9 hospitals in 9 NJ towns.

Together these professionals have generously pledged 222 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries and other services for needy animals in 2006:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals

Drs. Erno Hollo, Kelly Vex & Lorraine Marks, 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

To Join Lucky Star Please Visit our Website or Email us. Pass this newsletter on to your veterinarian or to a fellow animal lover. Help us increase our membership. Thank you!

ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION OF NJ (ARC) PROPOSES SPAY/NEUTER BILL
ARC has proposed Assembly bill A1827, sponsored by L. Greenstein (Mercer & Middlesex) and R. Gusciora (Mercer), to require all cats & dogs released from pounds & shelters be sterilized, with certain exceptions. View the proposal at http://sss.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A2000/1827_I1.HTM. (a space appears as “_”)

SHELTER HELPERS ON WHEELS (SHOW)
Offers help (fundraising, cleaning, event staffing) to shelters & rescue groups in North Jersey. e-mail ShelterHelpers5@aol.com, call (973) 887-4498 or (973) 299-1725 for or to help.
Boonton NJ TNR Plan Working
“A program begun last year to trap and neuter the felines before releasing them back where they were trapped has been successful, said Boonton health officer Steve Austin....Austin estimated that 73 feral cats underwent the procedure last year. This process works because we won’t have the kittens to deal with...”(Daily Record, Morris Co. NJ, pg A12, May 13th 2006)

Rhode Island Legis. OK’s Cat Bill
RI overwhelmingly passed a mandatory spay neuter bill that would make it the 1st State to prohibit keeping fertile cats. The Bill, to be sent to the Gov’nor by May 31st could reduce the number of cats euthanized annually in RI by up to 65%. If signed, the bill would compel owners to spay/neuter any pet cat more than 6 mos. old unless the owner buys a $100 a year permit or a breeder’s license. Violators would be fined $75/mo.Bill exempts farmers & subsidizes low-cost spay/ neuter for pets of low income owners. RI’s 39 pounds and 8 private shelters killed 6,850 cats from 2002 to 2004.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH!
These 3 young cats trapped as kittens last Fall and “fixed” thanks to the donation reported here “In Memory of Merlin” can be seen at www.sheltershowcase.com. Crosby, a boy, loves to play. Stills, the girl, is a bit shy. Nash, a boy, is still wary of people. Merlin and their rescuer have gotten them this far. Please keep them in mind as they look for their new homes! Thank you!

Of course, the disease that kills more cats and dogs than any other is overpopulation.”
Julie Levy, DVM, Ph.D., ACVIM
Assoc. Prof with the Small Animal
Medicine Service at the Univ. of Florida