Why is the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) still allowing declawing in their standard of excellence animal hospitals?
This is how ethical and humane veterinary leaders do the right thing when they see an injustice.
When they know better they do better.
Mission Veterinary Partners took immediate action and put an end to this inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary amputation procedure (declawing) in their practices.
UPDATE MARCH 14, 2021. The Chief Veterinary Officer with Mission Veterinary Partners sent us a note today and said that they are going to adopt the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) declawing position and will ban declawing in all their animal hospitals in America! Their Medical Advisory Board is voting on this on March […]
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.
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 […]
The ANNA Shelter’s WELLNESS CENTERS no longer declaw cats, but 14 other vet practices in the Erie, PA area will.
UPDATE Aug. 2021. We received this note from Ruth Thompson, the director of the ANNA Shelter on Aug. 24, 2021. “Hi – hadn’t heard from you in a while so I wanted to update you. We no longer offer declaw at any of our clinics. The last vet who wanted to do them left us […]