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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
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 this coupon ... Read More
November 12, 2018 Quote from a declawing veterinarian who is interviewed in a story in the Victoria Advocate newspaper in Texas. ""Declawing is not the same as ear-cropping, which is done for cosmetic purposes said Dr. Shana Bohac of Lakeway Veterinary Clinic in Edna. “That to me is worse than declawing a cat. There are a lot of other cosmetic ... Read More
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. ... Read More
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...
This is one of the many archaic, old-school declawing vets who needs to be educated about the facts about declawing. He must love cats since he has a cats only vet practice and even says, "We love them like you do" on his website. Dr Carlin surely doesn't realize that he is unwillingly mutilating so many cats and he needs our help. He is using declawing information from 1974.
September 10, 2018 This is a classic case of willful ignorance when it come to declawing. This cat owner is a perfect example of why we must ban declawing. No matter what facts, studies, and information that you show them about how declawing is inhumane and mutilating, there will always be people who just don't want to believe the awful ... Read More
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.
I made a mistake. It was an honest mistake and wasn't meant to deceive anyone. A supporter that I trust, who has sent me many things over the years, sent me a video of a kitty who appeared to be declawed and was laying in a chair with a towel around his head and his feet in a bowl of water. His paws were wrapped in what appeared to be bandages but the cat wasn't declawed. He was just sedated...
“First, let us reflect on the fact that the US is one of the few remaining modern countries that still allows this practice. It has actually been outlawed in most other countries, because of the physical and psychological effects it has on the animal. In most European countries, and Australia, you would actually lose your license to practice vet medicine if you were to perform this surgery, where it is uniformly viewed as unethical and inhumane.
The NYSVMS is the veterinary association that keeps stopping the anti-declawing legislation in New York. They want their vets to be able to keep performing this inhumane, mutilating, and unnecessary procedure. Declawing is a big money maker for vets in America, including in New York. The NYSVMS is having a veterinary conference in Tarrytown, NY in May 2018 and have sponsors who probably don't know what the NYSVMS is doing to stop us from banning a very inhumane and unnecessary...
It's concerning that this New Kitten FAQ information is being used by many veterinarians and even government websites in America. It's also shocking that even the CAT FRIENDLY practice in Michigan, where the 2017 AAFP Cat Friendly President works, has this info on their website. HERE IS WHAT THE INFO SAYS- "Surgical declawing is the removal of the nail at its base. This is done under general anesthesia and there is very little post-surgical discomfort, especially when it is performed...
Interviewer; Our next question is from Larry, he writes, "My wife wants to get our cat declawed but I heard it's inhumane", is it safe to do this or should we leave it as it is? Dr Nelson; Big discussion I'll give you a kind of just a thumbprint of both sides some people consider it amputation & you'll hear all kinds of extreme descriptions of it that are completely wrong & then there are other people that say ahh...
"Because the method described by Dr. Yoon preserves the flexor process of the third phalanx and the attachment of the flexor tendons to this process, it may, theoretically, provide some benefits over procedures that involve removal of the third phalanx in its entirety. However, outcomes of this procedure, particularly long-term outcomes, still need to be studied. Comment by Kurt J. Matushek, DVM, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)
These are screenshots of posts by the Director of Lake Haven Rescue on her rescue's facebook page on November 20, 2017. As many of you have heard, Lake Haven Rescue, in the town of Newaygo, Michigan, is declawing most of the kittens and younger cats that they rescue from the shelters. They adopt around 600-900 cats a year. We must ... Read More