Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program News
A Publication of the Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program
12 Birch Lane Morristown, NJ 07960 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volume 33 August 2009
|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 10 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 2009:
Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals
Drs. Erno Hollo, Kelly Vex, Joseph Bloom & Kellie Daly 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 Mobile Clinics Help Thousands
First ever “big rig” mobile pet S/N clinics on the West Coast are the pride & joy of Washington State’s Pasado’s Safe Haven (www.pasadosafehaven.org). Two large specially equipped trucks provide free/low cost S/N to the pets of low income residents.
SPAY NEUTER CHECK OFF SOON IN NJ?
A NJ bill (“A2513-Community Food Pantry”) now on the Governor’s desk for signature, has as one of its provisions a S/N Fund “check off” on State Tax forms!
Help for 50,000 Street Dogs
For a trip to Bhutan, tour agencies suggest “ear plugs” to help visitors sleep through the sounds of dogs barking & howling all night in the streets. After a successful pilot, Humane Society Internat’l has announced a nation-wide humane, science-based street dog mgmt & rabies control program in the country of Bhutan. The 3 to 5 year program will start by Sept 2009 & is expected to help S/N & vaccinate close to 50,000 dogs! The Government of Bhutan will cover ½ the $1 million cost. HSI hopes to raise the rest.
Pet Smart Charities@Work for S/N
Houston’s Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) will combine its reduced-cost S/N clinic with its wellness clinic in one larger space & greatly increase its ability to meet the needs of the community. This expansion is made possible by a $225,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. for build-out of the clinic & major equipment costs.
Betsy Celebrates 6th Anniversary
The Lucky Star spokescat, trapped July 7, 2003, celebrated with friends & family, 2 footed & 4 footed! Congratulations Betsy!
To Learn More About Lucky Star
Visit www.luckystarprogram.org. Print our “Tell a Vet” flyer @ the end of the Pledges Page & tell your veterinarian about LS!!
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”