UPDATE! DECEMBER 21, 2017
ACCORDING TO TEXAS COALITION FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION EMPLOYEES WHO ANSWER THEIR PHONE LINES TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS FOR PROCEDURES, TCAP IS NO LONGER OFFERING DECLAW PROCEDURES. NO EXPLANATION WAS GIVEN.
November 11, 2017
I’ve been trying to inspire Texas Coalition of Animal Protection to stop declawing since early 2015 by respectfully reaching out to them in private messages to their offices, to their Executive Director and Founder, Stacey Shumacher, and on their social media pages. But they just ignored me and blocked from on their facebook, Instagram @tcapspayneuter, and twitter @tcforap pages.
PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION TO TCAP TO ASK THEM TO STOP PERFORMING DECLAWING! TCAP PETITION
Maybe you can help me respectfully inspire them to STOP doing this inhumane and harmful procedure to lots of cats each year. Please go to their facebook and twitter page and ask them. TCAP facebook page TCAP Twitter page
A supporter sent me this photo in 2015 of a sign at the front desk of the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) in Fort Worth. Next to the declaw sign is TCAP’s 2007 award from the Humane Society US, for “the most innovative approach to animal welfare in the nation.”
On November 9, 2017 I posted this screenshot on my social media pages and attached the link that TCAP had in their “Pre-payment Service” section on their website. The next day TCAP took it down. Here is a screenshot of the order form and part of the details. TCAP offers a declaw for $165 and if it’s done with a spay/neuter it is $140. Here is the link to the “Feline Declaw at Time of Sterilization” that TCAP took down. http://store.texasforthem.org/cats/declaw-at-time-of-sterilization.html
TCAP STILL DECLAWS CATS YET THEY REMOVED THE INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE ON HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DECLAWED CAT AFTER ITS AMPUTATION PROCEDURE. HERE IS THE LINK TO THEIR POST-SURGERY CARE PAGE. TCAP POST OPERATIVE CARE PAGE
Here is a screenshot from that page from November 10,2017 that show they removed the aftercare for declawed cats.
THEY ALSO PURCHASE PURINA’S YESTERDAY’S NEWS CAT LITTER FOR THEIR DECLAWED CATS SO PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION TO PURINA TO HELP US END THIS INHUMANE PROCEDURE. PURINA MAKES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR FROM DECLAWING. PURINA PETITION
Here is a screenshot from before November 9th, 2017.
UPDATE! COLLIN COUNTY TOOK TCAP’S DECLAWING INFO OFF THIS PDF ON NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Did you know February was “Responsible Pet Month” according to the Collin County, Texas Government website. Then they say, “Be a responsible and loving pet owner by doing right by your animals!” and then list the PDF link to TCAP’s services that include declawing.
The government is HELPING Texas Coalition for Animal Protection advertise their low cost declawing services. Yep, pretty unbelievable isn’t it?
Just go to the bottom of this link and click on “Allen” and you will see their pdf for their low cost services, including declawing.
Here is a screenshot of the PDF
Here are some screenshots from comments posted to cat owners asking about declawing at TCAP in 2014 and 2015.
UPDATE. ON NOVEMBER 13, 2017 THE CITY OF SAGINAW ANIMAL SERVICES TOOK TCAP’S DECLAWING PACKAGES INFO OFF THEIR PDF ON THEIR WEBSITE AFTER I REACHED OUT TO THEM. PROGRESS! HERE IS THEIR WEBSITE AND YOU CAN GO TO THEIR SPAY/NEUTER PDF AND THEY REMOVED THE DECLAWING PACKAGES!
The City of Saginaw Animal Services, a shelter and government organization in Saginaw, Texas is also helping Texas Coalition of Animal Protection advertise their low cost declawing services. Just click on this link and go to “Pet Adoption Packet” and scroll to the part in the PDF where you will find this info. http://www.ci.saginaw.tx.us/158/Animal-Services
PETITION TO TCAP TO ASK THEM TO STOP DECLAWING
Here are many declawed cats that were throw away by their owners near the TCAP declawing clinics in Texas from 2015. You can go to petfinder.com and search “declawed cats” and currently find 25 in just a short distance from the TCAP Denton declawing clinic. Petfinder link to declawed cats near TCAP’s Denton Declawing clinic Here is one of the sad examples of a declawed cat sitting in a rescue after the cruel owners had it declawed then threw him away. Link to Bernie- https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39870659