Alley Cat Allies Uses Their Voice to Protect Cats

I’m so excited because my friends at Alley Cat Allies just sent me their letters of support for the bill in NY that would BAN the inhumane procedure of amputating cat’s toes and claws, called declawing.

Alley Cat Allies is using their voice to be part of the solution to help end this cruel torture and unnecessary amputations that is done to 25-40% of cats in America. That’s around 2 million cats a year who are sentenced to this evil and horrific procedure. They are doing the right thing.

The Story of Floyd and his Accidental Declaw

Meet Floyd, the rescue kitty.
He accidentally had his toes and claws amputated at a veterinary practice.
Instead of getting dewormed, Floyd got declawed.

Help Us Gather Evidence On a Crime Committed Against Kitties

I’m doing research to see what people are being told vs. what the truth is.
I really want to hear from cat people who were either never told exactly what declawing was or who were deceived by their “doctors” to believe that declawing was ok and not bad for your cat. Just like Misty’s mom was.

The Point of the Declawing Cartoon

(From Forbes) My friends, many of you are writing me about this cartoon that is circulating on the internet. Just to clear up any confusion, here is the rest of the story. I reached out to this cartoonist, Kirk Anderson, and asked him if I could get some insight from him about his cartoon.   Here is what he said, …

Imagine A World Where Declawing Doesn’t Exist

Who knew when I was born that I would spend my life trying to undo an egregious wrong?
Who knew that when I met my mom, that we would embark on a fight that would consume our lives protecting others’ lives?
Who knew that “doctors” who took an oath to do no wrong, could be paid so little to break that oath and sell their good consciences?

NYSVMS Veterinarian Tells 50% Truth?

I want to ask some important questions.
So when Dr Sue says they are doing 50% less, does that mean she’s doing 8 declaws a week instead of 16? Or does that mean she’s doing only two paw declaws now instead of the four paw declaws her practice offered cat owners just a couple months ago? Or does that mean that she’s only 50% as good as she used to be at talking people into it?

Or does that mean she’s raised her prices by 200% so only 50% of her clientele can afford doing it? Or does it mean she’s paid off 50% of her laser so she’s not hocking it as desperately?
Or does it mean that she’s of the mindset that maybe she will not have have quite as bad karma if she slows down her declawing pace?

The Minute You Are Ready To Give Up

A wise person once said that the minute you are ready to give up, a miracle will happen.  I need a miracle. Dear friends and supporters, Forgive me and I have to vent. This was a typical weekend for me.  I start my days by answering emails and notes from people and seeing what the biggest issue is. I reposted …

Does the NYSVMS President Walk the Talk?

Cat owner had 6 cats laser declawed at Cheektowaga veterinary hospital by this President. None of the cats had any scratching behavioral issues. Most were 3-4 months old, one was around 1 yr old. Cat owner was asked why they asked this President to declaw all their cats and this cat owner said, “we were young and stupid it was just what we wanted” and “to save the furniture and stuff.”

Do they really practice what they preach?

This will be very insightful into the reasons as to why many of the influential veterinarians and board members of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society are working so hard to try to stop A1297/S5084, the bill that would protect cats from the inhumane and unnecessary procedure called declawing.

You will see different ways that they address declawing in their clinics and interesting perspectives that will make you understand better why they are spending so much money, up to $98,000 already on lobbyists, to try to kill this bill that is GOOD for the welfare of all cats.

Is this unethical pro-declaw veterinarian the NYSVMS public relation’s minion?

I encourage kitten owners to schedule front-claw removal when the animals are spayed or neutered. And I recommend the same procedure, which is done under general anesthesia, for older cats if they are creating problems. Young cats usually recover in two or three days. Recovery is a little longer for cats more than 2 years old. Interested cat owners should talk with their veterinarians. Declawing cats can enhance the relationship between cats and their people. Robert E. Lynk, DVM, Cornell Class of ’61