How 5 pro-declawing veterinarians caused Delaware to maintain animal cruelty as the status quo.

Five Delaware veterinarians killed a 2022 Delaware anti-cruelty bill, which was written to protect cats by ending declawing, an inhumane and unnecessary amputation of cats’ toe bones.
Dr Michelle Crosier, owner of Companion Animal Veterinary Associates in Middletown, DE. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian.
Dr Erin Giebel Whaley, Dr Andrea Richter, and Dr Robert Pedigo, all associated with Savannah Animal Hospital. Lewes, DE which is an AAHA hospital that declaws cats. Dr Whaley is a co-owner of the hospital and Dr Pedigo and Dr Richter retired from Savannah Animal Hospital in November of 2021.
Dr Jan Sosnowski, NVA practice, Governor’s Avenue Animal Hospital, Dover, DE that declaws cats. According to 2 employees at this practice, Dr Sosnowski declaws cats. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and Fear Free does not allow their vets or practices to declaw cats.

Can You Really Trust AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals That Perform Declawing?

Story published in July 2021 and updated Feb. 2022. Petition to AAHA. AAHA Petition Here are some of the many AAHA hospitals that perform this inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary amputation procedure (declawing). Some of these AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals also are not honest about their credentials, do not follow the requirements of their affiliated organizations, […]

Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) Bans Declawing In All their Practices

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.

Tortured & Maimed from a Laser Declaw At a Mission Veterinary Partner hospital in Ohio.

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 […]

Why Do Fear Free Certified Practices Allow Declawing?

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 […]

Study Shows That Declawed Cats Have Chronic Stress

——————————————————————————————- 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 […]