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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 65 December-2014
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 456 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries & other free services for needy animals of their choice in 2014, 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, 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. 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 and Robbinsville



PORTLAND’S 2014 “SPAY ODYESSEY”
For World Spay Day the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) offered 500 FREE S/N’s for qualifying owners & caretakers of ferals & strays in Portland/ Vancouver area, week of Feb 24 by apmt. S/N’s were done by licensed veterinarians & subsidized by charitable donations & grants. Transport help was offered. ASPCA is a coalition of the area’s animal welfare groups & veterinary community.


BIG EXPANSION @ HUMANE ALLIANCE
Humane Alliance(HA), a S/N clinic in W. North Carolina fixes 23,000 pets/yr using surgical techniques they’ve developed. They also operate the only international training campus in the world for HVHQ S/N. A July 2014 ribbon cutting celebrated the quadrupling of their private veterinary & veterinary extern training programs to be able to train 855 professionals /yr in a 12,400 sq. ft. center with 6 surgical suites, classrooms & space for 150 patients, thanks to funding from PetSmart Charities & the ASPCAź . A 2,200 sqft dormitory houses up to 20 students. The new PetSmart Charities Humane Alliance Training Center now has a waiting list out to mid 2016 of private veterinarians, veterinary students, & animal welfare professionals opening S/N clinics.
http://blog.ashevillechamber.org/2014/07/new-33-million-international-spayneuter.html

ASPCA PRO S/N PAPER WORTH A LOOK
“Special Considerations for Community Cats at S/N Clinics-Best Practices for Medical & Management Protocols”. 14 pgs by Carolyn R. Brown, DVM, ASPCA Director of Surgery for S/N operations. http://aspcapro.org/special-considerations-community-cats-spayneuter-clinics

“Not to hurt our humble brethren
is our first duty to them,
but to stop there is not enough.
We have a higher mission—to be of service to them whenever they require it.”

…… St. Francis of Assisi

NEXT ISSUE: FEBRUARY 1st 2015

PDF Version
Lucky Star News Volume 65 Dec 2014.pdf