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CSTAR Event
Click the kitty to download our flyer
CSTAR's 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Magnolia Community Center
Buy Tickets

Tickets on sale on March 10, 2016. Tickets on sale now! Tickets can still be purchased at the door on the night of the event.
Buy now and adults are just $10! Adult tickets are just $15 each!
Kids 5-12 years are $5 each.
Under 5 years eat free.
Learn More About CSTAR's Event
There will be great food, drinks, a basket auction with amazing prizes, a 50/50 raffle, music, and more. For more information, click the 'paws to learn more' sign, or click on the kitty chef for the event flyer.



JUNE 5, 2017 UPDATE: SOS CLINIC LOCATION CHANGE FOR JUNE 11th
SOS Needs Your Help SOS Needs Your Help SOS Is Back

THE SOS CLINIC WILL NOW BE IN RUNNEMEDE ON JUNE 11th
The Spay Our Strays Clinic has a location update for the next mega clinic which is on Sunday, June 11th. The June 11th clinic will be held at La Quinta Inn in Runnemede, NJ.
Location details for our next Saturday mini clinic, which is on Saturday, July 8th, will be available in the next few weeks, but the clinic will most likely also be in Runnemede.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for our June or July clinic, please call our appointment line at 856-208-7729. Thank you very much!
Donate Now
Online Donations Are Crucial To Sustaining Our Program!
Our make a difference web pages are up and running along with our online donation form. You'll see all the different ways you can make a difference and save a life, such as trying out our new online donation form, volunteering, adopting, making a recurring or honorary donation, and talking with your employer about charitable giving and company match programs.

Our about us web pages have also just been updated with more current statistics on how many animals we have helped, and the significant role our clinics have played in TNR efforts in our community.

Holiday Pet Photos at Lawnside PetSmart and Voorhees Vet
Holiday Pet Photos
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Holiday Pet Photos
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Learn More About CSTAR's Holiday Pet Photos
CSTAR's holiday pet photos feature vivid, full-color backdrops to set the scene, and our volunteers are experts at getting your pets to smile for the camera!
THE SOS CLINIC IS SENDING OUT AN SOS
SOS Needs Your Help SOS Needs Your Help SOS Needs Your Help

IN LESS THAN A WEEK, THE CLINIC WILL BE HOMELESS

After almost a decade of providing crucial low-cost veterinary services to residents throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, CSTAR Animal Care's Spay Our Strays Clinic finds itself with nowhere to go after a shocking decision by the Lindenwold Council to evict the program from its current location, the Lindenwold Senior Building/Community Center.
RECAP FROM THE DEC 14TH COUNCIL MEETING

We at CSTAR were so moved by the show of support by so many of you. We had close to 100 people attend last night's Lindenwold council meeting, and 31 of them spoke on our behalf.
The speakers did a tremendous job expressing the importance of our program. But, even though Lindenwold senior citizens, retired and active military, and other Lindenwold residents conveyed how much the clinic benefits them and the community, the council members were not very receptive, and they will not be reconsidering their decision at this point.

After listening to only 16 speakers, over a half hour, at approximately 8:20 pm, the mayor declared that the next speaker would be the last one. When the next speaker finished, the attendees protested the mayor's premature termination of the public comments, so the mayor extended the cut off time to 9 pm.
When the council was asked why the clinic could no longer use the senior center, their response was, "We're not taking any questions." Yet, the council was willing to respond to another speaker regarding an unrelated topic.
After the meeting, we asked the mayor if they were at least planning to discuss the numerous requests made by the speakers for them to reconsider their decision. We were told that they were done for the night and there were no plans for any future discussions.

So, at this point, it still looks like we'll be homeless after Saturday's clinic, and we still don't know why.
We aren't giving up, and we hope you aren't either. We're going to keep looking for a new building. In the meantime, we encourage you to be persistent in your efforts to save the clinic via emails, phone calls, and letters to the Lindenwold mayor and council members to help them understand the devastating effect that their decision is having on the community. And, please consider making a donation to our "Save The Clinic" fund.
Follow these links to get the council members' contact info along with a link to email them. And, read through some of the questions we've been asked about the clinic's situation and the corresponding answers, such as what happens if the Lindenwold Council Members don't change their minds and what kind of building we need to continue the clinics somewhere else.
Finally, connect with us at facebook.com/SpayOurStraysClinic to stay up to date on the clinic's status.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
CSTAR Event

Thank You For Joining Us

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support on April 9, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to you, the evening was a huge success!
CSTAR Event

Thank You For Joining Us

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support on April 9, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to you, the evening was a huge success!
CSTAR News

Website Updates In The Works

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support on April 9, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to you, the evening was a huge success!
CSTAR News

Website Updates In The Works

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support on April 9, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to you, the evening was a huge success!
CSTAR News

Website Updates In The Works

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support on April 9, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Thanks to you, the evening was a huge success!
It's Spaghetti Time!
CSTAR's 3rd Annual Fundraising Dinner Is Here
Please support the Spay Our Strays Clinic by joining us for dinner at CSTAR Animal Care's 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. There will be great food, drinks, a basket auction with amazing prizes, a 50/50 raffle, music, and more - this could be your lucky night!
CSTAR Event
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Magnolia Community Center
425 West Brooke Ave, Magnolia, NJ 08049

Tickets go on sale on March 10, 2016. Tickets on sale now! Tickets can still be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

Early Bird Special!
Purchase your tickets by Wednesday, April 6th
and pay just $10 per ticket!
Adults:  $10 per ticket through April 6th
            
$15 per ticket after Apr 6th and at the door
   Kids:  $5 per ticket (5-12 years old)
             (under 5 years old eat free)
Admission includes spaghetti with tomato sauce, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, a variety of delicious desserts, and beverages.
Tickets will be available for purchase online with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover from March 10th until the day before the event.
If you would like to purchase tickets in advance via cash, check, or money order, or for any other questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact CSTAR Animal Care at (856) 537-8729 or at events@cstarnj.org.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event with cash or with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, but we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure availability.
You can purchase tickets online with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
If you would like to purchase tickets in advance via cash, check, or money order; if you need assistance with processing your online credit card payment; and for any other questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact CSTAR Animal Care at (856) 537-8729 or at events@cstarnj.org.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event with cash or with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, but we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure availability.
Tickets for this event are no longer available for purchase online.
Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the event with cash or with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
For any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact CSTAR Animal Care at (856) 537-8729 or at events@cstarnj.org.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE OUR CLINIC


SOS Needs Your Help SOS Needs Your Help

SOS Needs Your Help
CONTACT THE COUNCIL

Take Action - Contact the Council Members
SOS Needs Your Help
It's very important to make sure that the council members understand what a devastating impact their decision is making on the community.
  • How many animals will now go unfixed?
  • How many kittens and puppies will be born and left homeless?
  • Look at how many cats would have been born if the Spay Our Strays Clinic hadn't fixed 10,522 cats
  • How many people won't be able to afford vet care for their pets?
  • How much of an increase in intake will we see in our local animal shelters from all of this?
  • How much of an increase in euthanasia rates?
  • How much of an increase in municipal expenses such as animal control and sheltering fees?
  • How will that impact the community?
You still have a chance to stop this. Make your voice heard - not just at the council meeting but in an email, a phone call, or a letter to the council members.

Lindenwold Mayor and Council

Phone #: (856) 783-2121, follow the prompts for the mayor (no direct line to council)
Address: ATTN: Borough Council, 15 North White Horse Pike, Lindenwold, NJ 08021
*The links to the council meeting, meeting minutes, and meeting agenda sections of Lindenwold's website have been down for at least 2 weeks as of 12/9/16, but the date, location, and time of the council meeting have been confirmed to be correct.

Mayor Richard E. Roach, Jr. - rroach@lindenwold.net
Councilman Joseph C. Strippoli - jstrippoli@lindenwold.net
Councilwoman Linda Hess - lhess@lindenwold.net
Councilman Joseph DiDomenico - jdidomenico@lindenwold.net
Councilwoman Cheryle Randolph-Sharpe - csharpe@lindenwold.net
Councilman Ronald Burrows - rburrows@lindenwold.net
Councilman Justin M. Jackson Jr. - jjackson@lindenwold.net

*We have been getting emails that Councilwoman Randolphe-Sharpe's email address is sending back an undeliverable message. We have confirmed the email address is correct on Lindenwold's website, and we are hoping her email issues are resolved soon.

Click the email post-it to send an email to all 6 council members plus the mayor, or copy and paste the email list below into the "To" field of a message.

**If your email client uses semi-colons instead of commas between email addresses, make sure to replace the commas with semi-colons.
rroach@lindenwold.net,jstrippoli@lindenwold.net,lhess@lindenwold.net,jdidomenico@lindenwold.net,csharpe@lindenwold.net,rburrows@lindenwold.net,jjackson@lindenwold.net
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Why did the council decide the Spay Our Strays Clinic could no longer use the facility?
We still don't really know. We were told that the council wants to focus the building on the community and on the seniors rather than on the animals. But, what doesn't make sense to the clinic volunteers is, that's EXACTLY what they're doing. A large part of the clinic's purpose is to serve ALL of the people in the community who desperately want, but can't afford, veterinary care for their pets, just like a lot of the seniors in Lindenwold.
What will happen if the council does not reconsider their decision, and the SOS Clinic can't continue to use the Senior Center?
Well, we've been trying to find a new location for the last 6 months, and we still haven't found anything that would work. It took us 2 years just to find the Senior Building the last time we needed a location.
Have there been any problems with the Spay Our Strays Clinic using the building before now?
No. We've been there for 7 years, and up until this year and this decision, the mayor and council have been extremely supportive of our program and the services we provide to the Lindenwold community. And our vet techs leave the Senior Building spotless to the point that you would never know that 150-200 animals had been there that day.
What are you looking for in a new location?
You can download our spec sheet to see the building requirements for a clinic like ours.
Unfortunately, some of the most important things are the hardest to find, such as a main room large enough for our surgery and recovery areas and our high-volume of patients, a building with an additional adjoining room that can be used as a check-in and waiting area, a small closet for storing some of the more delicate and some of the more difficult to transport supplies, and a location that wouldn't be too far from where we are now so that we would still be centrally located for our highest volume of caregivers.
Additionally, we need a facility that is available on weekends for our Sunday mega clinics and Saturday mini clinics. And most importantly, we need a facility that allows animals. Finally, the facility has to be something we can afford.