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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 78 February 2017
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 are proud to present this roster of Lucky Star Veterinarians. Together these 11 professionals have generously pledged 708 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries & other free services for needy animals of their choice in 2017, for which they have our admiration & thanks:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Tenafly Veterinary Center

Dr. Sarah Barnes, Eleos Veterinary Service

Dr. Erno Hollo & Dr. Kelly Vex Basking Ridge Animal Hospital

Dr. Harvey E. Hummel, Andover Animal Hospital, Newton

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. Carolyn Wooley, MCSNIP, Pennington

Dr. David Croman, Medical Director, People for Animals, Inc., Hillside, Robbinsville & Clayton

CAMDEN CO. NJ SHELTER GETS GRANT
CCAS has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to provide S/N surgeries for owned & community cats within Camden Co. Since 1997, CCAS has fixed & found homes for more than 80,000 pets. In 2015, the new $1.5 million adoption center expansion, sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, was completed, which increased capacity… “Thanks to the Petco Foundation, we can target free spay/ neuter resources to the City of Camden & expand low-cost services to Camden County cat owners… says Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter. www.ccasnj.org & www.petcofoundation.org

PICK ONE FROM COLUMN “SPAY” !
Spay Day USA is Saturday, February 25.
World Spay Day is Tuesday February 28.
Pick one or both & CLEBRATE!

PLEDGES RENEWED FOR 2017
We are so happy to report that our Lucky Stars have made renewed pledges of free spay-neuter surgeries & other services to the needy animals of their choice for 2017. What a wonderful way to start the new year! Out there right now somewhere, oblivious to their coming good fortune, are 708 needy animals that will benefit from these generous pledges by these skilled & caring medical professionals. BRAVO & THANK YOU to each Lucky Star & congratulations in advance to their needy beneficiaries! (PS. The Lucky Star cumulative free S/N pledge total for 2003 through 2017 is now 4,157! Wow!).

BALTIMORE CO. MD--FOCUS ON S/N
The Animal Services Div. of the Baltimore Co. Dept of Health announced in Dec that they had done their 10,000th S/N since opening an on-site surgical suite in Fall 2013. A 2nd S/N site opened Dec 3rd. They have a combined goal of S/N'g 20,000 cats & dogs in 2017. They have received a grant from the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture to cover the costs of fixing 1,083 dogs & cats in 3 specific Zip codes at no charge. The Division plans on concurrently offering free S/N services for the same number of animals from 6 other zip codes. As we reported in Aug 2014, Maryland increased the registration fee that companies must pay to sell pet food in Maryland, adding a surcharge to fund state wide S/N aimed @ low-income communities.

BURLINGTON CO. NJ & UNIV OF PENN!
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=500
Burlington County Animal Shelter will be entering into a partnership with the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to provide top notch medical care to shelter animals.“Through this partnership the Penn Vet Surgical & Anesthesia Training Program will provide our shelter animals with a complete physical examination, heartworm testing, baseline blood work, and free spay/neuter surgeries” explained Director Garganio.
Transportation of animals to Penn Veterinary Hospital will be provided by the Friends of Burlington Co. Animal Shelter.

NEXT ISSUE: APRIL 1, 2017

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Lucky Star News Volume 78 Feb 2017.pdf