Category: Declawing in America

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Story published on May 21, 2021

How can we improve mental well-being in the veterinary profession, especially related to moral distress and ethical trauma?

Ban and end declawing.

As you will see below, declawing causes moral distress and negatively affects the mental health and well-being of many veterinary professionals.

Cat Owners Beware! Declawing Vets In Arkansas Make Good Money From This Animal Cruelty. Don’t Let Your Cats Be Their Next Victim.

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This veterinarian, Dr Stan Carlin, is declawing cats by chopping part their their last toe bone off. He is declawing cats using the old school, guillotine clipper method as he explains here on his website. He says that this method is the right way to declaw a cat. He says that it is a humane option and says, “Declaw Gently” on his website.

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Note To #NOMV Supporters Who Are Attacking, Harassing, and Bullying City the Kitty

NOMV supporters are trying to destroy our important mission to protect innocent cats from this cruel, inhumane, and barbaric amputation procedure by harassing us and bullying us and by accusing us of being a bully.
We are all about educating and shining light on the injustice of declawing. That’s it. We always take the high road and ask our supporters to do the same.
So the facts are that NOMV supporters who are attacking us are the cyber bullies, not us.

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Did AAHA Accredited Androscoggin Animal Hospital in Maine Stop Being A Cat Friendly Practice So They Could Keep Declawing Cats?

On July 1, 2021, The American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) stopped allowing declawing in all their Cat Friendly Practices.

Many Cat Friendly Practices are also AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals and we are finding some who stopped being a CAT FRIENDLY Practice because they wanted to be able to keep declawing cats.
Did Androscoggin Animal Hospital stop being a Cat Friendly Practice in 2021 so they could keep declawing cats?

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AAHA Veterinarians Fight to Stop The Anti-Declawing Bills. AAHA.org Won’t Stop Them.

Here are some examples of how the vets with AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital’s fight to stop the anti-declawing bills and ordinances.
Dr Lynn McEwan of Palmdale veterinary hospital, an AAHA accredited animal hospital, submitted this letter of opposition to the California bill to ban declawing in 2018.
In August 2021, another AAHA veterinarian, Dr Peter Pelissier testified to the Sheridan, WY City Council and Mayor about why he opposes the declaw ban amendment to the animal cruelty/abuse ordinance. Here’s his full testimony.  He was not truthful with some of his information. This declaw ban amendment was stopped by a 5-2 vote. One of the Sheridan City Council members told us that he voted no because of Dr Pelissier’s testimony. 

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Why Does AAHA.org choose profits over the welfare of innocent cats?

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) updated their declawing position statement in June 2021.

They say they strongly oppose declawing, explaining that declawing is no longer a reasonable or supported procedure… But then they say if veterinarians are going to declaw, they should use pain meds before, during, and after.

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