Declawing Does NOT Keep A Cat A Home

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.  

She knows she’s wrong but she’s doubling down.

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 …

Who’s on the right side and the wrong side of history of declawing.

Here’s our list of organizations, companies, and people who are on the right side and wrong side of history in regards to declawing.

How we tried to inspire the director/founder of the ANNA Shelter to stop providing declawing in her WELLNESS Centers.

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 cat.

The ANNA Shelter’s WELLNESS CENTERS Provide the Cheapest Declaw in Town.

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 …

In the midst of a crisis where everyone is pulling together to save each other, many declawing veterinarians remain selfish.

 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.

Why 99.9% of shelters and rescues want declawing banned.

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 …

VCA Animal Hospitals Stopped Declawing Feb. 21, 2020

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 flexor tendonectomy, and generalized phalangectomy for non-medical reasons. Feline scratching and nail sharpening are normal behaviors and the removal of nails has been shown to lead to chronic pain and, in some cases, to cause long-term behavioral issues. We believe that education of pet owners about appropriate behavioral and environmental modifications are humane alternatives to these elective procedures.

Is Dr Kelly St. Denis Powerful Enough to Make AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practices Truly Cat Friendly?

“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, …