Lucky Star Spay Neuter Program

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The Program’s mission is to gather, recognize and celebrate the continuing annual commitment of each of its members to provide some level of absolutely free spay-neuter services to the needy animals of their choice, at a time and place of their own choosing, along with any other free services which they choose to provide.

Note that this is not a spay-neuter fund. It is a free spay-neuter program for rescued, stray, feral or shelter animals. Each Lucky Star participating vet sets their own goals and eligibility standards. The Program depends entirely on your personal generosity! All that is required is completion of an annual pledge form. You will receive an annual certificate honoring your commitment for display in your office and we will generate publicity annually to recognize your participation!

You may already be providing such free services. If so, we want to celebrate them and you!! If you are not currently providing such services, we hope that you will consider doing so.

The hope is that the Lucky Star Program will spread, vet by vet across this country as they each make a formal, visible, personal commitment to annually spay or neuter a specific number of animals at no charge!

The program registered its first participant in September, 2003 when Dr. Erno Hollo, of New Jersey’s Basking Ridge Animal Hospital, committed to providing absolutely free spay-neuter surgery and specific additional tests and vaccinations for 3 animals in 2004.

The Lucky Star Spay-Neuter Program was founded to honor the late Helen M. Shields. This first generation Hungarian-American loved animals and instilled that love in me, her daughter. The program’s symbol is modeled after a small gold charm which she wore, a star circled by the Hungarian words for “May this be your Lucky Star.”

Veterinarians, to sign up and make a pledge please go to the "Registration" page.

Please join today by registering your personal commitment! As our thank you, the Lucky Star Program will generate publicity annually to recognize all participants for their generosity. And, as you know, the animals will thank you for your help in ways that only they can!

May this be your Lucky Star!

Roberta Shields