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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...
Sept. 13, 2020 PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BE POLITE, AND EDUCATE. NEVER THREATEN ANYONE. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. John Lewis ------------------------ On April 18, 2020 we received a 2nd personal protection order (PPO) from this ... Read More
Sept. 13, 2020. PLEASE ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, BE POLITE, AND EDUCATE. NEVER THREATEN ANYONE. (The hearing for this PPO was held on August 27, 2020 and in the opening statement, the animal rescue director’s lawyer said that they are dropping the PPO because the behavior listed in the PPO has stopped.) Here's the link to all the public ... Read More
We applaud all the tireless work that the director/founder, staff, and volunteers of The A.N.N.A Shelter do to help animals in Erie, PA. Unfortunately The ANNA Shelter also performs declawing in their WELLNESS Centers. As far as we know, there are only 2 animal shelters in America that perform and profit from declawing in their Wellness Centers/Clinics. The other one is the Houston Humane Society. Declawing is inhumane, mutilating, and always harms the long term health and well-being of a...
We’ve tried for a couple years to respectfully inspire the founder/director of the ANNA Shelter, Ruth Thompson, to put the welfare of cats first and stop providing declawing in her WELLNESS Centers. Please sign our petition ANNA Shelter Petition Here's how we privately tried to inspire the ANNA Shelter's director to do the right thing. Story As far as we ... Read More
There are around 26,000 veterinary practices in America. Around 21,000 of these practices declaw cats. Most of these declawing vet practices are still using much needed PPE (masks, gloves, and gowns) to declaw cats and perform elective procedures despite national efforts to conserve this protective medical gear and despite the calls from the AVMA, state veterinary associations, healthcare organizations, hospitals, and state officials, to cease all routine surgeries and services. These declawing vets are putting profits first and also defying...
In the midst of a crisis where everyone is pulling together to save each other, many declawing veterinarians remain selfish.. Despite worldwide efforts to conserve protective medical gear like surgical masks, gowns, and gloves, some declawing vets are still offering non-therapeutic surgeries in order to maintain their profits. This selfish behavior risks infection with Covid19 in their staff, clients, and worst of all, hospital workers who are in desperate need of these limited resources.
Chart is based on data from shelters in the cities where declawing was banned. March 8, 2020. The pro-declaw folks, who don't want declawing banned, often say that less cats will be adopted and more cats will be in shelters and euthanized. Here's one of the MANY examples that debunks this antiquated myth and lie. The shelter director of the ... Read More
We believe that every pet owner has the responsibility for providing a safe and supportive home for their animal that enables appropriate expression of natural behaviors and fully integrates them into the home and family. Every medical procedure supported by our veterinary practices has been put in place with the health and wellbeing of pets in mind and, based on this, we do not support the elective declawing of any animal in our veterinary practices. Declawing includes surgical onychectomy, digital...
"Let's end declawing now"- Dr Kelly St. Denis' comment June 23, 2019 "Please stop declawing now"- Dr Kelly St. Denis' comment in 2015. "Please don't declaw"- Dr Kelly St Denis' comment in 2015. "There is no reason to declaw a cat"- Dr Kelly St Denis' comment in 2015. We have hope. We have hope because there is a Canadian veterinarian, ... Read More
International Cat Care (ICatCare.org) and its veterinary division licenses their Cat Friendly Program to the American Association of Feline Practitioners. (AAFP) AAFP allows declawing in their CAT FRIENDLY PRACTICES. Here's our 2018 survey of 156 CAT FRIENDLY Practices. 85% of them declaw cats. Why would ICatCare license their Cat Friendly Program to an organization that allows this inhumane and mutilating amputation procedure in their CAT FRIENDLY Practices?
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) says that they are the trusted leader in feline health and welfare yet why do they want to keep the facts about declawing from the public and why do they allow their CAT FRIENDLY Practices to perform this inhumane and mutilating procedure.
Declawing is a dirty little secret to which the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) gives a nod and a wink. AAFP doesn't want you airing their dirty little secret because it shows how hypocritical they are. AAFP thinks they're authorities on what's best for cats but when it comes to declawing, they'd rather throw cats under the bus than lose their precious membership fees.
The majority of American Association of Feline Practitioners' (AAFP) Cat Friendly Practices perform declawing. We did a recent survey of 156 Cat Friendly Practices in 10 states and found that 85% of them declaw cats. AAFP. AAFP is hiding respectful comments about how declawing causes pain and behavioral issues.
May 2019 Please take 60 seconds and sign our petition to VCA Animal Hospitals-Mars & VCA Petition Link This is a story about a veterinarian, Dr Jerry Owens, and his opinions about declawing. Owens, 72, will be the President of the American Veterinary Medical History Society in two months and is a California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) member and delegate ... Read More
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.
Let us start by saying that The Anna Shelter in Erie, PA. does a lot of great things for animals. We applaud them for this. Their shelter director, Ruth Thompson, has dedicated her life to saving animals.Unfortunately they also declaw cats at their West and East Erie and Corry, PA, Wellness Centers and they condone declawing for their shelter cats. The Anna Shelter is an Adoption Partner at Petsmart in Erie, PA. The manager at this Petsmart was asked if...
PLEASE TAKE 20 SECONDS AND SIGN MY PETITION TO HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY. If you don't want the follow-up emails then simply click on unsubscribe and you don't have to donate to sign the petition. Your voice matters! Houston Humane Society petition November 2018 Sherry Ferguson is the Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society. HHS does a lot of great ... Read More
This review was posted in November 2018 on Sheyenne Valley Veterinary Service's facebook page and was sent to me by a supporter. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 2018 Comment posted by Sheyenne Valley Veterinary Service in North Dakota on a post I did about this practice that does several $55 declaws a week (according to the declawing vet. ) The purpose of this ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Nov. 2018 This is one of the many examples of why we MUST ban declawing and why WE must educate the public about the FACTS and TRUTH about declawing since most declawing vets are deceiving the public about it. A Cat Hospital in Henderson, Nevada is BLATANTLY lying about the facts about declawing on their website. They are also offering ... Read More