Declawing is a legal barbaric amputation of each claw bone leaving kitty suffering silently 24/7/365. Cats are known to hide pain, if they show pain, they become prey. An AVMA member, Misener of Holley Animal Hospital, started declawing in 1952, and received accolades for ''developing a humane procedure to declaw cats''. Cat parents unfortunately believed this misleading information because there is no humane way to amputate bone. There are studies from ethical veterinarians that prove all declawed cats live in pain in the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery. There are many declawed cats that have complications, they are usually dumped or euthanized. Veterinarians do not explain the procedure and sugarcoat the procedure because profits are more important. Declawing a cat is the equivalent of cutting all ten fingers of a human's hand at the first knuckle. Declawing is a billion dollar industry that benefits veterinarians nationwide. No matter what price you pay or what method is used, declawing will always remain a barbaric cruel hate attack on a once healthy kitty. Many cat parents are devastated once they have learned what they put their beloved felines through, they were told declawing ''is a simple surgery'' ''laser declaws are practically pain free'' ''you need to declaw with the spay/neuter'' ''you will be back when your furniture is ruined'' ''we have a spay/neuter declaw package'' The good news is many veterinarians have stopped declawing. ~~~NOTE~~~THE MOST READ ARTICLE IN MY BLOG IS ~MY DECLAWED CAT IS LIMPING~IT IS READ PRACTICALLY EVERY DAY BY DIFFERENT USERS WHO SEARCH THOSE TERMS ON GOOGLE.
Cassandra has been on this earth for 16 years, 16 years of walking without her claw bones which took a toll on her back and hind legs which caused severe arthritis. She was found in the woods, starving and afraid. I saved her and gave her everything she wanted, bird feeders, a garden, cat videos, good food, lots of beds, baths, fish, parakeets, toys, catnip, companionship, and more love than anyone can imagine. Words really don’t mean much, it is what is in the heart that counts. Cass was the name on her collar when I found her so I kept it. She liked to play fish games on the ipad, and hide and seek. She was a true Tuxie kitty, loved the water and drinking from the faucet. At her end days, I gave her a heated pool, plastic container that I kept refilling with warm water. She will never be forgotten. She will never forget she was harmed by a veterinarian. Note to the vet who wanted to euthanize her when I first found her all those years ago because she went wild in his clinic-I dropped you that day because I found out you declawed cats and I have my suspicions that you were probably the monster who maimed her paws. She has gotten her claws back…
So many people come to us asking about why we are so against declawing. I have so so many reasons. But this video really sums it up. This was taken TODAY by a follower of ours that works in a clinic near Columbus where corporate still allows this to be done. This cat is still in this cage, screaming in pain and frustration. You don’t even know what your baby is going through because you’re told to leave them there and pick them up in a few days. Well here it is. Here’s what your cat is going through. THIS is why we don’t condone or stand behind declawing at all. If you’d like more information on alternative options or more reasons why this is barbaric and needs to be stopped, google will tell you just about everything you should know with a simple search of “why shouldn’t I declaw my cat” Knowledge is power. Share this a million times over. This must stop.
This individual is in a witness protection program. He is part of a lawsuit. He was declawed and the rescue organization found out that the adopter did that to him even though they have a strict no declaw policy in their adoption contract. The Paw Project heard that he lost his home just two days after being declawed because he stopped using the box and he was in complete agony. Here he is getting his paws repaired by PawProject Veterinarians. Thanks to your generous donations, we can make declawed cats feel better and lead happier lives. #pawproject#stopdeclawing#notonemorecat
The ordinance will protect cats from unnecessary elective amputations while also preserving a veterinarian’s discretion in addressing the physical medical condition of the cat for a therapeutic purpose. Only surgeries done for aesthetic reasons or those done for the convenience of the cat’s owner would be prohibited, the ordinance states. You can read the new ordinance here.
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How we got here
The approval came after two years of public input, commission meetings and discussions with veterinarians. The Animal Advisory Commission (AAC) received extensive public input and discussion, and at its Sept. 10, 2018, meeting, moved to send a recommendation asking the City Council to prohibit practice of declawing cats within the City of Austin. That 2018 motion was proceeded by eight months of meetings and discussions with veterinarians, cat rescue groups and consultations with the local veterinary association president who declined to attend meetings. The motion passed unanimously.
Support for the ban
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti penned a letter of support to the Austin City Council’s proposed ordinance, stating the success a declawing ban has had on public animal shelters in his city. According to Garcetti’s letter, the number of owner-surrendered cats in Los Angeles dropped from 26,942 in the five years prior to its November 2009 ban to 15,276 in the five years after it was implemented. That’s a reduction of 43.3%.
“In addition to protecting animals from harm, our ordinance has helped foster the growing knowledge and understanding that, in addition to the grossly inhumane procedure of declawing, declawed cats often develop behaviors that make them much less desirable as pets or cripple them for life,” the Los Angeles mayor said.
In 2019, New York became the first state to ban cat declawing. With the passing of the ban, a city spokesperson told KVUE it’s believed Austin is the first Texas city to prohibit declawing of cats.
“Preliminary searches for other cities who have instituted a ban come up empty,” the City spokesperson said.
What gives a veterinarian the right to commit animal cruelty against cats, most declaw vets will never declaw beyond age 6 months. There are no regulations in the vet industry, they are allowed to perform cosmetic surgeries at any age, they are allowed to make animals suffer from these surgeries, they are getting away with murder basically and no one is stopping them.
”There was a positive correlation between hair and nail cortisol concentration, r = 0.84, P <0.001. Univariate analysis for nail cortisol concentration identified the following significant associations: being front declawed (P = 0.001; 95% CI 1.1–4.0); unkempt fur (P = 0.003; 95% CI 0.6–2.9); chronic illness (P = 0.02; 95% CI 0.2–2.2); and age (P = 0.02; 95% CI 0.02–0.2). Univariate analysis for hair cortisol concentration only identified one significant association: being front declawed (P = 0.001; 95% CI 13.5–50.6).
Multivariate regression for nail cortisol concentration identified three significant associations: unkempt fur, litter box issues and being front declawed (P = 0.006), with an R2 of 0.37.”