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 53 December 2012
|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 18 professionals have generously pledged 376 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries & other free services for needy animals of their choice in 2012, for which they have our admiration & thanks:
Dr. Ohad Barnea, Cliffside & Tenafly Animal Hospitals
Dr. Sarah Barnes, Eleos Veterinary Service
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. Carolyn Wooley, MCSNIP, Pennington
Dr. Laura Acosta, Dr. Iris M. Biely, Dr. David Croman, Dr. Laurie Heeb, Dr. Diana Knight, Dr. Peter Midgley-DiGeronimo, Dr. Faith Perrin & Dr. Michelle Wong, People for Animals, Inc, Hillside
“Lucky Star” PLEDGES- A History
Total S/N’s pledged 2,156!!!!!!
SPAY DAY IS FEB 26, 2013
VOTERS OK HIGHER TAXES FOR S/N
Per Alley Cat Allies, on Nov 8 in Miami-Dade County, Fla nearly 2/3rds of the county voted in favor of a slight property tax increase to fund 2 new S/N clinics & ensure that everyone has access to low-cost veterinary services. Next, the County Commissioners will vote on the measure.
Their mission is to end overpopulation of companion animals by identifying why people do not S/N their pets & designing & implementing a program to provide the needed incentives. See www.GetYourFix.org where pet owners can post a need for a “fix,” & “funders,” can sponsor surgery. More: http://www.fixitfoundation.org
WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T & WHY
A Community Outreach Toolkit, by HSUS’s Pets for Life program , funded by PetSmart Charities, guides organizations through developing & implementing a community outreach program tailored to under-served communities. Ch 8: “Effective S/N Outreach” deals w/ “free” vs “low cost” issue, use of incentives beyond “free”, need to build trust, need for follow up before appointments, & value of providing transportation. Gives proven approaches for each step, right down to the scripts that work when following up BEFORE surgeries, or working the line with S/N info when pet owners 1st arrive @ events offering basic/ introductory services.
“SANDY”ASCPA DISASTER GRANT INFO
Check www.ASPCApro.org for details.
Happy Holidays And a Safe, Healthy
And Prosperous New Year!
NEXT ISSUE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Lucky Star News Volume 53 December 2012.pdf