City the Kitty is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) (EIN 83-1153382) that is supported solely by private donations. City the Kitty nonprofit is dedicated to educating cat owners about this cruel and inhumane amputation procedure (declawing) and about the easy, humane alternatives.
Your tax-deductible contributions will be used for educational material and campaigns, fund declawed cats in need of medical care under certain circumstances, and for other anti-declawing campaigns.
Our Mission: To build global awareness about the unnecessary and inhumane procedure of declawing so that we can outlaw this practice. If you want to be a City the Kitty Crusader volunteer and help us end this cruelty, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put your state in the subject line. We will reach out to you when we start our campaigns.
Our Vision: To educate and advocate so that all cats can lead lives that are healthy, happy and free from unnecessary and barbaric mutilation of their feet for the sake of convenience.
Who We Serve: Cats and their humans worldwide.
In 2018 the ACLU wrote a historic, precedent setting Amicus Brief for us. One of the things it stated is that our advocacy against declawing is entitled to the highest rung of First Amendment protection.
I’m part manx and bengal with BIG polydactyl paws and a short tail. I’ve appeared on Animal Planet’s shows My Cat from Hell, 2010, (2nd season, Mad Max episode), Bad Dog, 2011, and the KittenBowl 2015.
Together we can spread awareness that declawing cats should never be an option. Declawing involves amputating all or part of the third bone on a cat’s paw and cutting through tendons, skin, and nerves. In a person, it would be the same as amputating each finger at the last joint.
Declawing is one of the most painful and inhumane, routinely performed procedures in all of veterinary medicine, with many associated health risks and disabling consequences.
As for my personal life, well here it is in a nutshell. In 2009 I was out wandering the mean streets of the suburbs, when I was guided by some sort of divine intervention to this house with these girls who kept feeding me and giving me all the love I deserve.
One of them started taking pictures of me, so I posed for her. She obviously likes my style, because she hasn’t put the camera down. I decided to stay since I’d been looking for a professional photographer to document my life and help make this world a better place in any way I can.
And after all, she had just been laid off at her job as a photographer at the LA Times for 25 years, and she needed the work! 20,000 photos and videos later, here we are.
If you’re following me now, you’re family to me. I was made aware of the PawProject.org in 2014 and the cause to end the horrific procedure called declawing. I was inspired by Dr Jennifer Conrad, the veterinarian who started the Paw Project and this important cause, and wanted to use my ”fame” to give it my all and help end this inhumane amputation procedure.
Once we ban declawing, I want to someday help my local animal shelters and cat rescues and help cats and dogs find their forever homes.I have big things planned and with your help we can accomplish them, without a doubt! Please join me on this challenging and inspiring ride and help make our world a better place for all cats! This is an important time in cat history and I hope you will be a part of it.
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