How The CVMA and the California VMB Stopped The Cat Protection Bill

Multiple animal medical and welfare organizations have issued statements against declawing, including the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Fourteen jurisdictions have seen fit to ban the procedure. Even a major veterinary hospital chain, VCA, stopped declawing a year ago throughout Canada.
Now it is time for California to pass this important legislation and join the worldwide humane movement against declawing.

American Veterinary Colleges and Declawing in 2019

Here’s our story about how all the veterinary colleges in America address declawing. Out of these 30 American veterinary schools, 10 of them don’t perform declawing at their small animal hospitals, according to employees at their hospitals.

An AAHA, CAT FRIENDLY, and “Pain-Free” Declawing Hospital

November 16, 2018 Please take 20 seconds and sign my petitions to AAHA and AAFP- https://www.change.org/p/feline-practioners-aafp-stop-allowing-declawing-at-your-cat-friendly-practices https://www.change.org/p/american-animal-hospital-association-stop-declawing-at-your-hospitals ———————————————————————————————-Riverside Drive Animal Care Center in Dublin, Ohio, a “Cat Friendly” AAFP,  AAHA hospital, posted this review on their facebook and twitter page. I reached out to this hospital in an email to ask them questions for this story but never received a …

When America’s Favorite Veterinarians Knew Better, Did They Do Better?

October 31, 2018 This is a follow-up story to see if any of the top 10 finalists in the infamous 2015  AVMA/AVMF’s America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest stopped declawing. What we found is that 2 of the finalists in the top ten stopped declawing shortly after the contest was cancelled and one more stopped declawing sometime in the last few years. …

The Austin Anti-Declawing Bill. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Dr Gina Vance, President of the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association, went on to say, “The decision to perform any veterinary treatment or therapy should be made by the pet owner and the veterinarian on a case-by-case basis within the context of a veterinary doctor client patient relationship.”

A Councilman asked Dr Vance, “Is elective declawing for non-medical reasons a treatment or therapy?”

Dr Gina Vance replied, “It can be considered a behavioral treatment.”
Dr Gina Vance also stated, “We try everything we can to talk people out of it.”

Declawing and CAT FRIENDLY Practices- A Study

2018 City the Kitty’s American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) CAT FRIENDLY Practice Declawing Study
Of the 156 Cat Friendly Practices in this study in Alabama, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas, 133 perform declaws and 23 don’t.
85% of the 156 Cat Friendly Practices in my study declaw cats.

A Declawing Survey of Michigan Veterinary Practices in West Michigan

I reached out to these 36 veterinary practices in Michigan to ask them if they were interested in helping us educate the public and their clients in their area about declawing and about the humane alternatives.
I received only 4 replies and none of them were interested in helping us.

He drew up the solution and euthanized that sweet declawed kitten in a matter of minutes.

The vet never mentioned the real reason for the kitten’s behavior, which was the horrible pain in her toes from that declaw surgery. He drew up the euthanasia solution and euthanized that sweet declawed kitten in a matter of minutes.

I cried for that kitten for weeks afterwards. I felt the pain, fear, and suffering every kitten and cat endured because of those declaw surgeries for the whole of my career.