The Paw Project
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PAW PROJECT HELPS ANOTHER CRIPPLED CAT. Today was a big day in the Paw Project-Utah Operating Room! Dr. Kirsten Doub and Dr. Timna Fischbein (of Best Friends Animal Society), worked together to repair Sophie’s paws! Sophie is a declawed cat who has been adopted and returned several times for litterbox avoidance. Dr. Kirsten Doub, Paw Project-Utah Director, was able to pass on her considerable surgical paw repair experience and skill set to another compassionate Utah veterinarian in the hopes that more cats can be helped locally…two compassionate and caring DVMs working together to save one cat that another DVM butchered by declawing it!
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The Paw Project added 7 new photos to the album: SAM ADAMS’ PAW REPAIR — at Kindness Animal Hospital.
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Thanks to Dr. Suzanne Hurst, Paw Project-Oklahoma Director, of Kindness Animal Hospital for performing the surgery. Sam Adams had been declawed and was in pain and had trouble walking. He had his procedure on June 29, 2018. He did very well. Dr. Hurst found infection in his declawed toes. GRAPHIC PICTURES, SORRY. She cleaned out the infection and will continue to treat Sam during his recovery.
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The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia has become the second province in Canada to ban its members from declawing cats for non-therapeutic reasons.
While the college acknowledged their may be medical issues that may necessitate partial or full digit amputation, it says elective declawing, also known as onychectomy, is not an appropriate means of dealing with feline behaviour issues like scratching furniture.
“No medical conditions or environmental circumstances of the cat owner justify the declawing of domestic cats,” the CVBC said.
Nova Scotia is the only other Canadian province to ban cat declawing, but the college notes it is also outlawed in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and some cities in California.
“There is a consensus among the public and within our profession that declawing cats is an inhumane treatment and ethically unacceptable, similar to other outdated practices such as tail docking and ear cropping,” said CVBC CEO Luisa Hlus.
The ban is effective immediately.
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Why does the AVMA not support legislation to ban declawing? Because it is a billion dollar industry, that’s why. They refuse to publish the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Study-Peer Reviewed-Pain and Adverse Behavior In Declawed Cats-May 2017.
This Is The Study AVMA Refuses To Add To Their Journals
It is all about keeping their members’ interests in mind, which translates to -it is all about keeping money in their members’ pockets, instead of genuinely and humanely treating pets as they should be treated.
See This Link On How Deceptive AVMA Is
The declaw procedure takes about 20 minutes and costs anywhere from $200-$700, add it up.
22 Million Cats Are Declawed Yearly In The USA
The Paw Project shared The Paw Project – Texas’s post.
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This is Keaton from our friends at Second Chance Pets in League City, TX. He was adopted as a kitten with a no-declaw policy. Instead of returning him to their organization, as requested, they rehomed him to someone who declawed him. Afterward he started not using his litter box consistently and found himself back with the rescue organization, thankfully. Their astute staff knew he needed help so they took him to see Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran at the Feline Medical Center in Houston for a paw evaluation.
Keaton did not have bone fragments left behind from the surgery however his toe joints could no longer fully extend. This can cause chronic muscle pain and discomfort all the way up the limb to the elbows. He was given pain medication to try and is finally with people who understand his problem. Wish him luck on finding a new forever home! If you are interested in more information about this boy contact Second Chance Pets (http://www.secondchancepets.org/).
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