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.
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.”
The Paw Project – Texas is at The Feline Medical Center, Houston, TX
This is Coco, she is a 9 year old kitty declawed on ALL 4 feet and looking for a forever home. She is currently under the care and direction of Texas Special Needs Rescue with a foster. Lately her foster mom noticed she has become more grumpy and was unable/unwilling to jump so she brought this sweet girl to see Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran at the Feline Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Xrays showed very large bone fragments in all 4 feet that will require surgery. She is going to require some intensive surgery and pain management over the next week. We will post updates on her recovery and if anyone has room in their home for this sweet girl please let us know!
UPDATE – 10/11/2020
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INCLUDING OTHER DECLAWED ANIMALS. THERE ARE MANY MORE. Veterinary clinics who perform this barbaric surgery ignore the excruciating pain they inflict on their victims, it’s all about the $$$ they make on claws, just look at their victims’ faces. Declawing causes pain, life-long pain. Cats are walking unnaturally now, without their much needed claw bones. See the studies, here is one.
Levy, et al. (1999), found that complications (bleeding, limping, swelling, infection) were generally worse in the laser onychectomy (declawing) group, compared against blade onychectomy in the first 2 days after surgery. Laser declawing can result in 4th Degree burns (burning of the bone). A study reported in the September 1, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association by Mison, et al., reported that lasers offered no benefit over the more conventional methods of declawing, stating “differences in discomfort and complications between groups treated via scalpel versus CO2 laser were not clinically relevant.”