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 34 October 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

More Free & Low Cost S/N info
On “aspca.org”, the home page, click on “Pet Care”, find “low cost s/n” on left, click, enter zip code and get names and contact info of places that might be able to help you.

“Web MD” now for Pets too!
While waiting in a people doctor’s office, I read about Web MD’s new feature for pets (http://pets.webmd.com).(Find S/N info by scrolling down left side of the page under “More Resources”, choose cat or dog) The whole site is definitely worth a look!

To Learn More about LuckY Star
Visit www.luckystarprogram.org. Print our “Tell a Vet” flyer @ the end of the Pledges Page and tell your veterinarian about LS!

Why is this dog smiling?
The San Antonio clinics of the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Sept 16th with a special FREE S/N day for Chihuahuas! This followed their July 4th event at which they hosted a FREE S/N day for “wiener dogs”, aka dachshunds!

EsterilSol Grant Program Launched
Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs seeks funds for their new EsterilSol Small Grants Program to bring this injectable sterilant for male dogs to non profit groups outside the US. (Product not available in the US now) “This grant program provides a unique opportunity to introduce a non-surgical sterilant to a qualified organization in a needy community for a remarkably small investment. EsterilSol injections are available for less than $4 per dose, and full grants can be sponsored for just $3,000...” To donate $4 to “fix” 1 dog, to do more, or for more info, email:karen@acc-d.org
“There’s also a financial side.
It varies by community, but it’s about $100 for animal control to impound and euthanize a cat. Just in the Atlanta area alone, more than $15 million in tax dollars is spent annually dealing with stray and unwanted pets.”

Rebecca Guinn
Exec. Dir. Atlanta-based
Life Line Animal Shelter and Clinic