Story published Feb. 23, 2021. Screenshot taken on Feb. 23, 2021 of a Google review for Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital. The Gentle Doctor became a Banfield hospital in Oct. 2019 according to an employee that works there. Banfield banned declawing in Jan. 2020 in all their hospitals.Banfield’s Declawing Policy ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- Banfield Animal Hospitals […]
Why did the AzVMA Exec. Director Throw Her Elderly, Sick Cat Under The Bus? The Answer Might Be In This Story
Did the AzVMA board of director veterinarians approve their Exec. Directors letter of opposition to this AZ cat protection bill?
Was she trying to protect the financial interests of her veterinarians?
Here’s a letter of opposition to the 2021 Arizona Anti-declaw bill, HB 2626, from Emily Kane, the Exec. Director of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. (She is NOT a veterinarian.)
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]