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:
Volume 79 April 2017
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 11 professionals have generously pledged 708 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries & other free services for needy animals of their choice in 2017, for which they have our admiration & thanks:

Dr. Ohad Barnea, Tenafly Veterinary Center

Dr. Sarah Barnes, Eleos Veterinary Service

Dr. Erno Hollo & Dr. Kelly Vex Basking Ridge Animal Hospital

Dr. Harvey E. Hummel, Andover Animal Hospital, Newton

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. David Croman, Medical Director, People for Animals, Inc., Hillside, Robbinsville & Clayton


Free, illustrated PDF re ASPCA best practices for S/N of community cats:Trap hand-ling, Physical exams, Patient selection, Id-ing, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Ear tip, Surgery, Re-covery,Tattooing, Discharge & release.

A veterinarian who reports S/N’ing more than 180,000 animals (that is not a typo!) in the last 20 yr & has served on numerous humane society boards, was an animal control officer before becoming a veterinarian, who speaks & consults on companion animal overpopulation issues all over the world, has established full service training hospitals in Bratislava, Slovakia and Merida, Mexico & has trained more than 350 veterinarians in efficient & safe surgical techniques makes a blunt, fervent & likely controversial plea for totally shifting priorities from sheltering animals to turning off the spigot. Very interesting reading:

To help address a dog overpopulation problem facing Obedjiwan, a 1st Nations community. north of Montreal, Humane Society International/Canada & Chiots Nordiques held a mass S/N clinic, sterilizing & treating 127 dogs (99 were S/N’d) in Dec. 2016. Per HSI/Canada: “We are proud to assist in providing urgently needed care to companion animals, many of them homeless & roaming in remote aboriginal communities. Vet services are often not available in these regions, so our presence is essential. Our free S/N clinics have a lasting, positive impact, helping these communities to effectively & humanely manage street dog populations & prevent dog shoots & other cruel forms of population control.” Since 2013, Chiots Nordiques & HSI/Canada mass clinics have admitted more than 1,000 animals.


PDF Version

Lucky Star News Volume 79 April 2017.pdf