Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program News
A Publication of the Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program
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Volume 67 April-2015
|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 17 professionals have generously pledged 456 absolutely free spay neuter surgeries & other free services for needy animals of their choice in 2015, 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. Eric Etheridge, Dr. Laurie Heeb, Dr. Peter Midgley-DiGeronimo, & Dr. Faith Perrin, People for Animals, Inc., Hillside and Robbinsville
UPDATE: MARYLAND’s S/N GRANTS
1st covered in our Aug. 2014 issue, this novel new program, funded by a surcharge on fees pet food makers pay to sell in Maryland, has selected its 1st set of 14 S/N grant recipients listed in FY2015 Funded Projects.pdf for $’s totaling $474,785. It’s actually up & running & has raised slightly more than expected. Legs. & Regs. in “Program Background” at http://mda.maryland.gov/spay_neuter_program/Pages/default.aspx
CANCER RESEARCHER TURNS TO S/N
Harvard bio-engineer David Mooney who developed an implant that activates the immune system to shrink tumors, received a 3 yr $700,000 grant to develop a contraceptive vaccine for dogs & cats. The $ is from the Michelson Found Animals Founda-tion, which also offers a $25 million prize for the 1st team to find an effective nonsurgical sterilization technique. In cancer, an im-planted chip attracts immune cells & teaches them to attack a protein found on tumors. For dog & cat contraception, the immune cells would be taught to attack the reproductive hormone. Mooney hopes to design a one-time injection for animals, instead of an implant. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/19/harvard-bioengineer-developing-way-neuter-pets-without-surgery/PA4G8kykgR1lGoYUTeKhmJ/story.html
HOW’S NJ’S 1040 S/N TAX CHECK OFF?
$ 22,291 for tax yr. 2013, up from $21,336 in 2012! 2013 was the 4th tax yr for donating to the Cat & Dog S/N Fund by “x-ing” a box on the NJ 1040, + a $ amt & the Fund’s ID#10. $’s fund low cost S/N’s for pets adopted from shelters & pets of folks on public assistance. Demand far exceeds the $ available. ”Wildlife” again collected the most $ in 2013 @ $210,231. 5 of the 21 charities collected more than S/N in 2013, vs 7 of 20 collecting > S/N in 2012.
ASPCA/HUMANE ALLIANCE MERGER?
“Animals 24-7” reports NY’s ASPCA & Humane Alliance, the largest facilitator of nonprofit S/N surgery, are “engaged”. “I dos” hoped 4 summer.
“You have not lived today
until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
…………………………….John Bunyan (1628-1688)
English writer & teacher, best known for “The Pilgrim's Progress”.
NEXT ISSUE: JUNE 1ST
Lucky Star News Volume 67 April 2015.pdf