Paw Project Removes Bone Pieces From Declawed Agressive Sydnee Cat

Sydnee, a cat from Kentucky, recently visited Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran (Paw Project-Indiana State Director) at the Cat Care Clinic of Indianapolis after her foster mom reached out for help using social media.

As a happy, healthy, affectionate kitten she was adopted out to a family that decided to have her declawed. After the surgery she became anti-social and aggressive, so the family decided to give her back to the foster mom after about a year. Now she lunges, tries to bite, and will not let anyone touch her. She has lost all trust in people. Last week another vet removed two large bone fragments that were regrowing nail, however one was still left behind and her chronic pain still needed to be addressed. These pictures detail the pain and her response. After the surgery she has shown small steps already that her pain is starting to reduce.

Please wish her well on the long road she had ahead of her to trusting us again.

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Ozmin Surrendered-Botched Declaw-Litter Box Issues-In Pain 24/7/365


Meet Ozmin aka B5 (big beautiful Bengal badboy). He was surrendered to an animal shelter in NJ after getting a botched declaw job. When his owners surrendered him, they cited “behavior problems” (urinating outside the box, anti-social behavior, aggressiveness). He was later adopted by another family, who also returned him for not using his litterbox. After nearly 9 months at the animal shelter, finally he was adopted by a kind person who recognized the pain of his botched declaw and he got a paw repair surgery wherein the vet amputated another 10 toe bones from his front feet. This was called a “re-declaw” because it was another round of amputations of the same toes. (If you do the toebone arithmetic, you can see why he basically has no front toes left.) Since removing the crushed bone fragments from his front feet, Ozmin now uses his litterbox perfectly. Even though half his toe pads were cut out during his declaw, and most of the soft tissue had also been removed from his front paws, Ozmin is doing his best to live like a normal cat, but he will never be a normal cat again. He is just grateful that he doesn’t have to walk on the crushed ends of his toe bones anymore, especially without sufficient soft tissue or toe pads to cover the ends of those bones as they ground into the floor with each step. (We speculate that he had been declawed by guillotine cutters, which crush the P3 bones off, but often damages the adjacent P2 bones as well as leaves P3 bone fragments behind.)
There is a myth that declawing keeps cats in homes. There have been no published reputable or statistically-significant studies that prove that declawing has kept cats in homes. The “declaw or death” scenario was a false hypothesis from many decades ago — and it is still false today. On the contrary, there is real-life data that shows that in cities where declaw bans have been enacted, the exact opposite has happened — there have been sustainable decreases in the number of surrendered cats over multi-year periods after the declaw bans were enacted. Let’s base our claims and policies on facts and evidence and data, not just ideology or unsupported hypothesis.
Please support us in our mission to #bandeclawing — first in NJ where we have been advocating for the pending legislation, then in the rest of the country.

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Laser Declaw Video-Warning-Graphic and Gruesome

How can a veterinarian, who took an oath to heal, do this barbaric cruelty on a once healthy cat? This is legal animal abuse, and for anyone who says their cat is fine, your cat is not fine, come back with x-rays of your cats paws, then tell me your cat is fine. Your opinion is worthless if you do not back it up with facts. There are -0- benefits to declawing and it is banned in 44 countries for a reason.

Contrary to most people’s understanding, declawing consists of amputating not just the claws, but the whole phalanx (up to the joint), including bones, ligaments, and tendons! To remove the claw, the bone, nerve, joint capsule, collateral ligaments, and the extensor and flexor tendons must all be amputated. Thus declawing is not a “simple”, single surgery but 10 separate, painful amputations of the third phalanx up to the last joint of each toe.


Video-Curious To Know What Declawing Does To Cats, And Why Their Paws Often Need To Be Repaired?

VIDEO: Curious to know what declawing does to cats, and why their paws often need repaired? Dr. Snyder, one of our vets and the Indiana representative for the Paw Project, is here to explain.


By: Dr. Jessica Snyder, Director of Paw Project-Indiana and Top Veterinarian At Humane Society of Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Snyder earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri. After graduation she moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where she worked with dogs, cats, and even Indiana wildlife. In 2015, Dr. Snyder took a position at the Humane Society of Indianapolis, where she has continued to serve as an advocate for shelter animals. In this role she has seen the high return rate of declawed cats because of their unique behavior and medical conditions. Through working with other members of the Paw Project, she has been able to provide declawed shelter residents relief by performing paw repair surgery and overseeing medical management of their pain. At the Humane Society of Indianapolis, she enjoys her ability to educate the public about feline enrichment and advocate for the end of declawing in Indianapolis and hopefully the country as a whole.

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Kidnapped, Drugged, Amputated-Photos Of Declawing-Legal Animal Cruelty-Claws Pay Veterinarian’s Bills



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Newly Declawed Valentine Cat Dumped With Infected Paws-On Kill List

UPDATE 3/2017
HE IS READY ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Valentine passed his 2 week check up like a champ and he is ready to find his forever home !

Valentine is a beautiful kind boy who deserves all the love and kindness after what he has gone thru.
Declawing a cat changes their lives forever and he will most likely deal with some levels of pain thru his entire life.

Valentine is learning his ways around humans and learning that not all of us are mean and want to hurt him.
He simply wants to curl up on your lap and be loved.

His ideal home would be a calm house where he can be the only pet for now but we think he would benefit from a companion cat later on, preferably a kitten so he doesn’t feel threatened.
Valentine will need to be played with and kept active.🐾🐾🐾

Valentine is 1 year old, neutered, combo tested and microchipped.
He is currently being fostered in Long Beach Ca.
If you are interested in meeting him, please send us an email at



THIS is why Valentine was untouchable and THIS is what is done to a cat that you conveniently declaw to save your furniture !

Valentine has a massive bacterial infection from a botched surgery performed by a vet in L.A ILLEGALLY !. yes….declawing is illegal in L.A and whoever did this to him should have his license revoked !

Thanks to Dr Jennifer Conrad and the Paw Project, Valentine is now getting the care he needs and will hopefully make a full recovery.

Let’s support the humans who make a difference in this world….Dr Conrad and the Paw Project is one of them, advocating for making declawing illegal in all 50 states.

Valentine (formerly known as Rockso) is safe. Paw Project Director Lisa Hsuan DVM is taking care of his medical problems. Valentine is a one-year old recently declawed cat that was dumped in a Los Angeles City animal shelter. Valentine was RED-LISTED by the shelter staff because he was felt to be “aggressive.” In LA shelter lingo, “RED-LISTED” means the impounded animal is subject to being killed at any time. A shelter staff member felt he was “unadoptable,” but the Paw Project thinks he was just scared and in pain from his recently, unhealed and infected, declawed paws. Check out the video. Does he seem “unadoptable” to you? SPECIAL HEARTFELT THANKS to Zoey’s Place Rescue, who is working to find Valentine a real forever home, to everyone who helped “network” Valentine’s case, and to the compassionate shelter workers who knew Valentine just needed love and proper medical care.

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Taco Dog Was Denailed/Declawed Probably Without Meds

The American Veterinary Medical Association started declawing in 1952 and this ‘mentality’ has spread to the public as a ‘good thing’ when in fact is it legal animal cruelty. This is NOT the first dog who has been declawed.

Taco, the 25lb lap dog, was dumped in a high kill shelter because he was having trouble walking. It appears that he was cruelly declawed, most likely without anesthesia, on his right front paw before somehow getting away. (Declawing is the amputation of an animal’s toe bones.) Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles pulled poor Taco and then realized the horror of what happened to him. They reached out to the Paw Project, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to ending the inhumane surgery known as declawing. The Paw Project jumped in and will be performing the same surgery they use on big cats like lions, cougars, tigers and most recently a leopard, to repair the damage done to declawed paws. Taco’s recovery will take about 3-4 weeks and then he will be ready to find his forever home.
The surgery and aftercare will cost approximately $4,000, anything above that will be used to repair the paws of other animals. Please donate to: or PayPal at with Memo = Taco
If you are interested in adopting Taco please contact Dachshund Rescue Los Angeles:
Tamara Pitman 310-948-3754.

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