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 42 February 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

“chem spay” not there yet
After a Dec 2010 briefing by the non profit “600 Million Stray Dogs Need You” & Senestech, their technology partner, the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs doubts the non profit’s statement that the technology is ready to be submitted for regulatory approval. See “Hot Updates” www.acc-d.org click “Pill for Pets?”

NJ Tax s/n Info now a PDF!
Thanks to our volunteer web designer & host, SGA Business Systems, Inc., you can now go to our Home page to find a pdf with all the info to share about this program.

SPAY DAY USA IS FEB22, 2011
All Lucky Stars Renew for 2011
I am very happy to report that all Lucky Star veterinarians have renewed their pledges for 2011! The number of needy animals, abandoned & otherwise, has not diminished & the generosity of these veterinarians is a wonderful gift to their neediest patients. Thank You Lucky Stars!

Hollywood Steps UP for S/N
Film & TV star Katherine Heigle who has six dogs, including 3 rescues, announced in Sept that her foundation, which honors her late brother, will donate $1 million to a Los Angeles initiative aimed at spaying & neutering pets, educating the public and bringing an end to shelter pet euthanization there! Great News for LA! And Jane Lynch, aka "Sue Sylvester" on FOX's TV series "Glee," has teamed up with PETA to record a public service piece on importance of S/N.

I’ve got a tummy tattoo! do you?
Pets leaving the ASPCA’s Mobile S/N Clinics in NYC now sport a tiny green tattoo, showing that they have been “fixed”. (For female dogs & cats & male dogs it is next to the incision. For male cats, it is on the lower abdomen near where the spay incision would be on a female.) If you go to the bottom of the mobile clinic’s web page: www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic/ under “How Should I Care for a Pet After Surgery?”, you will find comprehensive printable post op care info in English or Spanish. They go so far as to suggest the type of cat litter to use after surgery. The ASPCA in NYC offers free & low cost S/N in the 5 boroughs 7 days a week.

FREE AVMA s/n Client Brochures:
https://ebusiness.avma.org/EBusiness50/files/productdownloads/spay_neuter_brochure_spanish.pdf (For english, replace “spanish”)