Veterinarians Who Declaw Are Animal Abusers-The Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Violence Toward Humans

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No Boundaries for Abusers: The Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Violence Toward Humans

Obviously, animal abuse is a heinous crime. But it
can be more than that. In many cases, it’s a sign that people are also
being abused
— or soon will be.

Several academic studies have found a clear link between animal cruelty
during youth and violence against humans as an adult. This link is so
well established, profilers routinely use animal cruelty reports in their
assessment of the possible threat criminals pose.

Studies have also found that men who abuse their domestic partners often
target the family’s companion animals, as well. An abused dog or cat
often means there’s a bruised child, spouse or elder in the same home.

The legal experts in ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program work closely with law
enforcement agencies across the country to ensure that animal abuse
cases are taken seriously. In doing so, they frequently find themselves
educating prosecutors and police officers about the link between crimes
against animals and crimes against humans.

“Sometimes it helps them understand how important it is to vigorously
pursue these cases,” says Scott Heiser, director of ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program. “When someone is prosecuted for animal abuse, it sends a
signal to other potential abusers in the community. It says violent
behavior won’t be tolerated. And it also puts a mark on the abuser’s
permanent record so in the future law enforcement officials know this is
somebody who has these dangerous tendencies.”

Resources:
Animal Cruelty’s Link to Other Forms of Community Violence (PDF)
Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
Poster: “Battered Women Share Their Homes With Battered Animals” (PDF)

No Boundaries for Abusers: The Link Between Cruelty to Animals and Violence Toward Humans

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Two Thousand Dumped/Unwanted Declawed Cats In Three Months-Statistics Don’t Lie/An Average Of Thirty Cats Added Daily

All the unwanted or dumped declawed cats on the following page are from FaceBook alone. Who knows how many are dumped or unwanted that are not on social media.

The American Veterinary Medical Association states “A declawed cat stays in the home” Not true! Declawed cats are handicapped cats, after their bones have been amputated they develop post-declaw complications as they age. People do not want a cat that will always be needing veterinarian visits and will always have a steady stream of medical bills.

Statistics don’t lie!!!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BetrayedDeclawedCats/photos/?ref=page_internal

Paw Project Indiana Removes Bone Pieces From Joe’s Paw-Accidently Declawed By Previous Doctor

 

 

This is sweet Joe from Indianapolis. When he was younger he was taken to a trusted veterinarian and told to please neuter the cat but DO NOT DECLAW HIM. Unfortunately the vet assumed he was to be declawed as well and realized his mistake half way through the surgery. Fast forward to today, he is now urinating outside the litter box. His owners, knowing that declawing can lead to inappropriate urination took him to see Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran (Paw Project Indiana State Director) at the Cat Care Clinic of Indianapolis for a paw evaluation. Physical exam found back pain and Xrays showed bone fragments. For the 10 days he had to wait until surgery, the pain medication prescribed almost completely resolved the litter box aversion.
Early this week Joe received paw repair surgery to remove the fragments and replace the paw pads to better protect the end of the bone. Wish him luck in his recovery!
His attentive owners are determined to keep him life as pain-free as possible and are dedicated to his life-long comfort.

Laser Declawing ~ Our Parents Said NO WAY!!!

The Truths and Myths About Laser Feline Declaw Surgery

There is a lot of talk about laser surgery being used in veterinary medicine. Especially when The Truths and Myths About Laser Feline Declaw Surgery

There is a lot of talk about laser surgery being used in veterinary medicine. Especially when it comes to feline declaw surgeries. Unfortunately, a lot of what is said or even posted on web pages is a lot of hype. There have actually been very little scientific studies, especially blinded studies to prove a lot of what is said about laser surgery. Below is a list of truths and myths about laser surgery for you to review, so that you can make up your own mind on if laser surgery is what it says it is.

Statements made by laser surgery advocates:

1.) Laser surgery is less bloody than standard scalpel blade surgery.
-This is true; there is less blood with laser surgery than with standard scalpel surgery. This is because the laser instantly cauterizes or burns the vessels as they are encountered. That being said electrosurgery or radiosurgery units can achieve the same results that lasers can, and with less time and anesthesia.

2.) Laser surgery is less painful than standard scalpel blade based surgery.
-This is probably the biggest false statement made by laser advocates. With proper pre and post surgical pain control and nerve blocks, there have been no scientific studies showing that cats having laser declaw surgeries are any more or less painful than those having scalpel blade or electrosurgery declaw surgeries.

3.) Cats recover faster from laser surgery than with traditional declaw surgery.
-Once again this is a false statement that has been promoted recently.
There is no scientific proof that cats recover any faster from laser declaw surgeries than with scalpel blade or electrosurgery (radiosurgery) units. In fact a recent study showed that when you use lasers or radiosurgery an area of tissue surrounding the incision site is burned (cauterized), the body then has to take longer to bridge the gap at the incision site and heal versus with a scalpel blade incision, the incision forms a clot and has less work to bridge the gap between the incision site. Another study showed that Ultra High-Frequency Radiosurgery did less tissue damage around the incision site than either the laser or traditional radiocautery. (Reference – Radiosurgery: An Alternative to Laser in Veterinary Medicine (VET-340) Western Veterinary Conference 2004 A.D. Elkins, DVM, MS; DACVS Veterinary Specialty Center, LLC Indianapolis, IN, USA) The Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic

Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

Chronic Pain Of Declawing

Chronic Pain of Declawing

Onychectomy Recovery And Behavioral Effects
http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Onychectomy#Recovery.2C_health_and_behavioral_effects

Physical Consequences Of Declawing Including Not Using The Litter Box

Physical Consequences of Declawing

Cats Hide Pain
http://pets.thenest.com/cats-hide-pain-well-6842.html

Questions And Answers About Declawing
http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/

Laser Declaw Video-Is This What You Want Done To Your Healthy Kitty?

Class Action Against Veterinarians Who Declaw

Declawed Your Cat? Join a Class Action Suit

Declawing Is Illegal In Most Countries But Canada And USA. Also, It Is Banned In Eight California Cities And Several States Have Landlord Laws
http://www.pawproject.org/legislation/

HUD Housing Does Not Require Declawing-Page 6
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hmkp-114-ap00-20160524-sd002.pdf

Humane Alternatives To Declawing
Soft Paws Nail Caps Video-https://youtu.be/f5GwAKhqJF8

5 Humane Alternatives to Declawing Cats

http://www.purrfectpost.com/declawing-cats-alternatives-to-an-inhumane-procedure/

STUDY: Laser Declaw Is Not Less Painful; More Declawed Cats Are Relinquished For Behavior Problems
http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/declaw-references

Declawing Statistics And Science

Declawing and Science

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Declawing Jean Claude Signed His Death Certificate

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I want Jean Claude’s story to go far and wide. The whole world should know just how detrimental it is to declaw.
Meet Jean Claude. This beautiful boy had been declawed when he was found. We don’t know when but we do know it was earlier on in his life. We certainly don’t know why.
Jean Claude found himself on the streets in his later life, he was approximately 11 when he was found. He had been on the streets for some time.
Imagine this: finding yourself out on the street, unable to catch any prey, unable to fend for yourself, unable to hunt to eat so you can stay alive. Getting skinnier and skinnier, slowly dying of starvation and all because someone decided to declaw you.
We rescued Jean Claude and promptly gave him IV fluids and medication. More importantly he was given good food on a daily basis.
Sadly it was already too late for him, we treated him with such care and tenderness but all those months of not eating properly had taken its toll on his frail body and he died two weeks after being saved.
This boys eyes tell a very sad story and my only comfort is that he was so dearly loved by so many, he was shown tremendous love and affection in his later days rather than starving to death in our cruel world.
I won’t let him die in vain, declawing him signed his death certificate. It needs to stop. No one on this earth can say their cat might not end up on the street, sometimes it’s completely beyond our control, cats can escape, maybe that’s what happened to Jean Claude? We will never know. But we do know that once he found himself on the streets, because he had been declawed, he was sure to suffer and starve.
Speak up for cats, spread the word, I want vets everywhere to stop this act, it’s not in the cats best interests at all, it’s pure selfishness. xxx

FROM: J.S. Facebook Post Dated 10/18/16

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Video-Laser Declawing Does Not Keep Cats In The Home


Link to Photos In The Above Video
In three months, 463 declawed cats were found outside. In three months, almost 900 declawed cats were unwanted for various reasons on the following FaceBook page. How many more are being dumped outside or unwanted that are not published on FaceBook? Many declawed cats were found starving, with open sores, pregnant, left in homes after their cat parents moved, dumped on a bus, dumped at veterinarian clinics, crying, hit by cars, missing teeth, and one or two had a litter of kittens.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BetrayedDeclawedCats/photos/?tab=album&album_id=873965662732606
The Truths and Myths About Laser Feline Declaw Surgery

There is a lot of talk about laser surgery being used in veterinary medicine. Especially when it comes to feline declaw surgeries. Unfortunately, a lot of what is said or even posted on web pages is a lot of hype. There have actually been very little scientific studies, especially blinded studies to prove a lot of what is said about laser surgery. Below is a list of truths and myths about laser surgery for you to review, so that you can make up your own mind on if laser surgery is what it says it is.

Statements made by laser surgery advocates:

1.) Laser surgery is less bloody than standard scalpel blade surgery.
-This is true; there is less blood with laser surgery than with standard scalpel surgery. This is because the laser instantly cauterizes or burns the vessels as they are encountered. That being said electrosurgery or radiosurgery units can achieve the same results that lasers can, and with less time and anesthesia.

2.) Laser surgery is less painful than standard scalpel blade based surgery.
-This is probably the biggest false statement made by laser advocates. With proper pre and post surgical pain control and nerve blocks, there have been no scientific studies showing that cats having laser declaw surgeries are any more or less painful than those having scalpel blade or electrosurgery declaw surgeries.

3.) Cats recover faster from laser surgery than with traditional declaw surgery.
-Once again this is a false statement that has been promoted recently.
There is no scientific proof that cats recover any faster from laser declaw surgeries than with scalpel blade or electrosurgery (radiosurgery) units. In fact a recent study showed that when you use lasers or radiosurgery an area of tissue surrounding the incision site is burned (cauterized), the body then has to take longer to bridge the gap at the incision site and heal versus with a scalpel blade incision, the incision forms a clot and has less work to bridge the gap between the incision site. Another study showed that Ultra High-Frequency Radiosurgery did less tissue damage around the incision site than either the laser or traditional radiocautery. (Reference – Radiosurgery: An Alternative to Laser in Veterinary Medicine (VET-340) Western Veterinary Conference 2004 A.D. Elkins, DVM, MS; DACVS Veterinary Specialty Center, LLC Indianapolis, IN, USA) The Arbor Ridge Pet Clinic
Declawing Is Good For Veterinarians, But Bad For Cats
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/02/what-s-good-for-veterinarians-is-bad-for-cats.html

Chronic Pain Of Declawing

Chronic Pain of Declawing

Onychectomy Recovery And Behavioral Effects
http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Onychectomy#Recovery.2C_health_and_behavioral_effects

Physical Consequences Of Declawing Including Not Using The Litter Box

Physical Consequences of Declawing

Cats Hide Pain
http://pets.thenest.com/cats-hide-pain-well-6842.html

Questions And Answers About Declawing
http://www.pawproject.org/faqs/

Laser Declaw Video-Is This What You Want Done To Your Healthy Kitty?

Class Action Against Veterinarians Who Declaw

Declawed Your Cat? Join a Class Action Suit

Declawing Is Illegal In Most Countries But Canada And USA. Also, It Is Banned In Eight California Cities And Several States Have Landlord Laws
http://www.pawproject.org/legislation/

HUD Housing Does Not Require Declawing-Page 6
http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hmkp-114-ap00-20160524-sd002.pdf

Humane Alternatives To Declawing
Soft Paws Nail Caps Video-https://youtu.be/f5GwAKhqJF8

5 Humane Alternatives to Declawing Cats

http://www.purrfectpost.com/declawing-cats-alternatives-to-an-inhumane-procedure/

STUDY: Laser Declaw Is Not Less Painful; More Declawed Cats Are Relinquished For Behavior Problems
http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/declaw-references

Declawing Statistics And Science

Declawing and Science

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Four Paws Declawed Cat Found In A Field-Organs Failing-Cannot Eat

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From MK:

This IS a rant, plain & simple. Im going to be a voice for Journey the cat.
I am vehemently against declawing for so many reasons, its cruel, selfish and inhumane …. and THIS little girl has been ruined because of it and the disgusting vermin she trusted.
She was found behind a clinic in a field, starved, covered in burrs and unresponsive to the person and dog that approached her just sitting there. They picked her up and took her into the clinic. Pantry Four Paws stepped up as her rescue, she had been declawed in all 4 feet and dumped to fend for herself. She tried to eat at first but her organs started failing from starvation and she has sinced stopped eating. A member of the clinic’s family has Journey in their care – she is still being force fed, she has neurological damage as well as organ damage from going so long without food. They will continue to feed her in the hopes that she will regain her wish to live, Journey will be staying with this family and will not be going up for adoption – this is her new home.
I am heartbroken by Journeys story … mutilated (what asshole vet does all 4 feet?) and abandoned by the humans she had no choice but to trust.
If you, or anyone you know mention that they think its a good idea to declaw a cat …. think about Journey.
Some cats are so shocked by declawing that their personalities change. Cats who were lively and friendly have become withdrawn and introverted after being declawed. Others, deprived of their primary means of defense, become nervous, fearful, and/or aggressive, often resorting to their only remaining means of defense, their teeth. In some cases, when declawed cats use the litterbox after surgery, their feet are so tender they associate their new pain with the box…permanently, resulting in a life-long adversion to using the litter box. Other declawed cats that can no longer mark with their claws, they mark with urine instead resulting in inappropriate elimination problems, which in many cases, results in relinquishment of the cats to shelters and ultimately euthanasia. Many of the cats surrendered to shelters are surrendered because of behavioral problems which developed after the cats were declawed.
Many declawed cats become so traumatized by this painful mutilation that they end up spending their maladjusted lives perched on top of doors and refrigerators, out of reach of real and imaginary predators against whom they no longer have any adequate defense. A cat relies on its claws as its primary means of defense. Removing the claws makes a cat feel defenseless. The constant state of stress caused by a feeling of defenselessness may make some declawed cats more prone to disease. Stress leads to a myriad of physical and psychological disorders including supression of the immune system, cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
“The consequences of declawing are often pathetic. Changes in behavior can occur. A declawed cat frequently resorts to biting when confronted with even minor threats. Biting becomes an overcompensation for the insecurity of having no claws. Bungled surgery can result in the regrowth of deformed claws or in an infection leading to gangrene. Balance is affected by the inability to grasp with their claws. Chronic physical ailments such as cystitis or skin disorders can be manifestations of a declawed cat’s frustration and stress”
Remember that NATURE, a higher power then you designed The Cat, or if you wish God, the Gods, Allah, The Creator …but NOT you. Then KNOW that when you or your soul is weighed in the karmic scales of Life, that to may be weighed against you … it IS an unnecessary cruelty that is chosen for selfish reasons. Its only a piece of furniture. Learn to train your animals and/or find alternative options for natures urges, educate yourself …. otherwise dont get a cat.
If you need to be reminded just HOW cruel declawing is …. think about losing the ends of your fingers to the first knuckle … sound good? Yes, it is amputation.
http://www.declawing.com/
Finally THIS is why I support Pantry Four Paws and the work they do … there is always room for one more lost soul. If you would like to help support them, I accept donations of food and goods (for their foster homes) and Im pretty damn sure they would accept financial donations for the care of all those they provide medical support for. If that is something you would consider, please contact Mary Hebert of Pantry Four Paws.

Kitty is at this rescue.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/236331019822821/?fref=nf