Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program News
A Publication of the Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program
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Volume 70 October-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 381 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, Tenafly Animal Hospital
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
LANCASTER PA SEEKS CAT SOLUTION
Lancaster County SPCA reports feral cat #’s up 60%. Many domesticated but abandoned cats among them. Public intolerance threatens their safety & many need medical care. Town Council rejected a feeding ban. Lancaster County Cat Rescue (LCCR) is stepping in to try to help.They’ve applied for a $5,000 grant to TNR 200 feral cats over 3-months. To help: http://www.lccr-pa.org/donations.html & http://www.lccr-pa.org/volunteer.html
ULTRASOUND “FIX” FOR 4 MALE DOGS?
"The ultrasound regimen we identified appears to provide permanent sterilization in male dogs without influencing testosterone levels," said lead researcher Dr. Raffaella Leoci. For free access to study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rda.12548/abstract Click on the “Article” Tab.
OCT 16-NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY!
FREE ACCESS UNTIL Oct 31st ONLY!!
Sept. 2015 issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery provides a state-of-the-art overview of progress towards long-term/permanent non-surgical solutions. Includes recordings from 1st ever symposium on feline non-surgical population control @ ISFM’s June 2015 European Congress. http://jfm.sagepub.com/site/Special_Issues/ACCandD. xhtml
ALABAMA SPAY NEUTER’S “FIX MY ZIP”
“FIX MY ZIP” was in-spired by ASN’s 2014 S/N program “FIX 35206”. That zip code had 1of the highest Animal Control pick up rates in the county. ASN offered “35206 residents a $10 flat rate 4 each pet S/N’d & vaccinated 4 rabies. They organized a grassroots effort to spread awareness & get S/N commitments from residents. They saturated “35206” with posters, flyers, & most importantly volunteers who went door-to-door urging S/N & creating demand, even offering to transport pets to & from surgery. In 9 mos, 201 pets from “35206” were fixed.
“OUTSIDE THE BOX” LOCAL ALLIANCES
People for Animals (PFA) & NJ’s Associated Humane Societies (AHS) recently worked to bring a TNR program to Hilside, which had about 1,000+ free roaming cats, many unadoptable. AHS, which provides ACO services to Hillside, offered to substantially reduce their annual fee for animal control & donate the amount of the town’s savings to PFA’s S/N fund. Hillside approved the TNR ordinance, PFA got a grant to help with cost of S/N’g, & the town allocated cat licensing fees to help defray costs!! “PURRS” to All!
NEXT ISSUE: DECEMBER 1, 2015
Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program News Volume 70 October 2015.pdf