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 26 June 2008
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 2008:

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

“SAM” Program Produces results
Many homeless dogs & cats have a better chance now, thanks to the Shelter Animal Medicine (SAM) program at Univ. of Penn Vet partnering with Pa. Animal Care & Control & a group of volunteer vets. In the 1st yr of the program, students S/N’ d 1,250+ animals, greatly increasing chances of adoption. In 2007, the # of S/N’s done per month averaged 650, up from only 35 per month in 2004, prior to the joint effort. The % of homeless pets being saved is also up, from 11% in 2004 to 53% in 2006. Sixty-eight of 105 students in the Class of 2008 will complete the 2 week SAM elective, reflecting a growing interest in SAM careers.


NYC’s Free “Tom Cat Neuter Clinic”
Started in Feb 2008,this program of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals provides free neutering of male cats. The program enlisted Dr. Elizabeth “Buffy” Hartmann, DVM, a retired veterinarian from Southold, NY, who has performed free neuters there in partnership with the North Fork Animal Welfare League. She & NFAW offered to stage a free clinic for up to 30 male cats for the Mayor’s Alliance. Together, they provided the surgeries, vaccinations, supplies and volunteers. Surgeries were done in the neuter van of NYC Animal Care & Control’s Brooklyn Care Center. A heated garage near the van was the holding space. A 2nd clinic was offered in April. Others are planned. For info: write info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org or call (212) 252-2350.

Darryl Once Feral Now “AT home”.
We thank a Morristown NJ rescuer for this great photo! No more life on the streets for this cat. Darryl wishes you all a wonderful Summer! He is so grateful for his rescue, his “fix” and his wonderful new home!!



The key to saving the lives of homeless pets is spaying/neutering in a timely fashion.”
Michael R. Moyer
Rosenthal Director
Shelter Animal Medicine, Univ. of Penn