Why did the AzVMA Exec. Director Throw Her Elderly, Sick Cat Under The Bus? The Answer Might Be In This Story
Did the AzVMA board of director veterinarians approve their Exec. Directors letter of opposition to this AZ cat protection bill?
Was she trying to protect the financial interests of her veterinarians?
Here’s a letter of opposition to the 2021 Arizona Anti-declaw bill, HB 2626, from Emily Kane, the Exec. Director of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. (She is NOT a veterinarian.)
Story published on Jan. 23, 2021 Comment from Dr Marty Becker in 2019 on Facebook. (VCA and Banfield stopped declawing in early 2020 and AAFP announced in Dec. 2020 that they will no longer allow declawing in their CAT FRIENDLY Practices in July 2021.) Fear Free Pets is a veterinary company that certifies veterinary […]
A woman adopted Greta when she was 4 months old from PawsPrayersPromises.org rescue.The woman signed their no-declaw contract.The woman had Greta declawed at an unknown animal hospital.
Greta started biting so the woman took her to an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital and asked the vet to kill little Greta.
The AAHA vet acquiesced and little Greta lost her life.
January 2021 The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has a 2015 declawing position statement. AAHA says they are strongly opposed to declawing yet they allow it in their accredited animal hospitals. Please sign our petition to AAHA. AAHA Petition Many AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals declaw cats. Here’s our story about the 2020 AAHA animal hospital […]
On October 30, 2020, GoDaddy, City the Kitty nonprofit’s website hosting company, sent them a DMCA complaint alleging that copyright infringement is taking place on CitytheKitty.org.
The complaint was from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) who alleged that the use of their declawing information and logo was an infringement of AAHA’s rights.
Here are the veterinary organizations that recently did the humane and right thing and stopped allowing declawing in their accredited veterinary practices.
——————————————————————————————- December 2020 A recent study showed that declawed cats have higher levels of cortisol in their bodies than cats with their toes and claws. Higher levels of cortisol is an indication of chronic stress. Without a doubt, declawing harms the physical and emotional health and well-being of a cat. Cats are stoic and they […]
December 2020 update to this story. AAHA took legal action to get us to remove their information about how they address declawing from some of our stories on our website, including the text of an email that a supporter received from AAHA. Here’s our press release about this. AAHA Sics their Lawyers on City the […]
Currently I have 19 adult cats, 31% of those cats are declawed (6) and all six of those cats are primarily unadoptable.
Four of them will not use the litter box at all, but are extremely sweet.
One is very reactive/defensive and unhandleable, and one is 15 years old but should be able to find a retirement home (hopefully).
Two of the cats have already had bone fragments and regrowth removed from their paws, the others we are still working on get in for exams/options.
The two that have had the surgery still aren’t using their boxes and we are trying prozac to help retrain their brains not to associate the litter box with pain.