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 21 August 2007
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 2007:

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

“Fix is In for Pet Control”
(Highlights from July 4th article in USA TODAY)

Despite successful campaigns to persuade prospective owners to adopt shelter pets, about 7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters every year, and there is no evidence that adoptions will increase enough to close the gap, experts say.

The massive number of animals euthanized in shelters” was the secret that no one wanted to talk about or hear about,” even as recently as the 1990’s when 17 million animals were being destroyed annually, says Aimee St. Arnaud of the ASPCA. Now those numbers are being broadcast and the push to spay or neuter is accelerating.

HOMELESS ANIMALS DAY AUGUST 18TH
To help, sponsors of this international day of action and remembrance suggest:

(1) Prevent a litter by spaying/neutering your pet (2) Donate or help a friend or neighbor pay the cost of spaying /neutering their pet.(3) Tell others of the importance of spaying/neutering their pets (4) Keep your pet for life (5) Learn about types of animals and their characteristics before bringing one home (6) Take obedience training with your dog (7) Seek help for behavior problems (8) IDtag/ micro chip your pet.

SPAY NEUTER RESOURCES FOR FERALS
In the NY Metro area, Long Island or NJ see: http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/info/lowcostvet.htm

National Feral Cat Summit Nov 10
Includes Continuing Education credits and a Mass Spay Neuter Wet Lab @ Univ of Florida. For details see www.neighborhoodcats.org.

HAPPY “RESCUE DAY” BETSY!
Congratulations to Betsy, the Lucky Star Spokes Cat, on the 4th anniversary of her 2003 capture, spaying and adoption.

We know we can’t adopt our way out of the pet overpopulation problem. We’ve got to halt the problem at the source.”...............Peter Marsh

USA TODAY July 4th 2007