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 31 April 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

The Toby Project
On Spay Day USA, NYC announced the launching of The Toby Project. Named after a dog rescued by the Project’s founder, Dr. Andrew Kaplan, the Project seeks to provide free spay neuters to NYC’s neediest animals by sending spay neuter vans into the neighborhoods that supply or surrender the most animals to municipal shelters. The 1st neighborhood visited in 2009 was the Gunhill area of the Bronx. In 2008, about 70 animals were killed each day in NYC for lack of a home. Read more about this 501 C 3 at www.tobyproject.org

To Learn MOre about Lucky Star
Visit www.luckystarprogram.org. You’ll find info there about joining or helping to recruit new member veterinarians.

NASCAR superstar for S/N
(As reported 2-24-09 in the Nashuatelegraph.com)
Greg Biffle is so committed to the cause that he started his own foundation that gives grants to rescue & S/N programs. He admits to worrying about what would happen if he neutered his boxer, Foster. But contrary to his worries, he found that the changes were positive. "When I got him fixed, he wanted to play ball more. He was more attentive to us." Biffle also explains the pet health benefits: on average, fixed animals live longer. See www.gregbifflefoundation.com

Lucky Star SpokesCat is Famous!
We entered a baby photo of “Betsy” (now 5 ) in the nationwide Spay Day USA HSUS photo contest on the web. All donations she prompted went to People for Animals, low cost spay neuter clinic in Hillside NJ.


Lucky Star Spokes Dog
This important position, to be filled from the ranks of Lucky Star patients, remains open! Send us a special dog’s resume & photo.


“Don't worry
that he's not going to be a man anymore.
He's still going to be an in-charge dog.”

.........................NASCAR’s Greg Biffle