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.
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 take a screenshot of this page down from our story. Here’s the link – AAHA Awards AAHA also took legal action to get us to remove other information about how they address declawing from some of our stories on our website, […]
June, 2020 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 Erie Declawing Petition Here’s how we privately tried to inspire the ANNA Shelter’s director to do […]
We surveyed 13 veterinary practices to see how they address declawing. They all are affiliated with AAHA, AAFP, and Fear Free.
5 practices do not declaw cats.
Here’s an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) animal hospital that declaws domestic cats and also bobcats and lynx cats.
“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.
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 it’s just like trimming their nails, that’s wrong too.
Not every cat should be declawed but a lot of them have to be because they’re indoor cats & the older people don’t want to be scratched & the don’t want their house ruined & things like this. I’m Just gonna say discuss it with your veterinarian, he or she is the expert in it. There is some discomfort but it’s fairly brief, but not every cat, unless they’re having a problem should be declawed either.
Interviewer; Especially if your cat goes outside at all, it takes away some defenses.
Dr Nelson; Even declawed cats can climb trees & things like this but does take away on their defense, just don’t let them outside.