Cat owner had 6 cats laser declawed at Cheektowaga veterinary hospital by this President. None of the cats had any scratching behavioral issues. Most were 3-4 months old, one was around 1 yr old. Cat owner was asked why they asked this President to declaw all their cats and this cat owner said, “we were young and stupid it was just what we wanted” and “to save the furniture and stuff.”
This will be very insightful into the reasons as to why many of the influential veterinarians and board members of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society are working so hard to try to stop A1297/S5084, the bill that would protect cats from the inhumane and unnecessary procedure called declawing.
You will see different ways that they address declawing in their clinics and interesting perspectives that will make you understand better why they are spending so much money, up to $98,000 already on lobbyists, to try to kill this bill that is GOOD for the welfare of all cats.
I encourage kitten owners to schedule front-claw removal when the animals are spayed or neutered. And I recommend the same procedure, which is done under general anesthesia, for older cats if they are creating problems. Young cats usually recover in two or three days. Recovery is a little longer for cats more than 2 years old. Interested cat owners should talk with their veterinarians. Declawing cats can enhance the relationship between cats and their people. Robert E. Lynk, DVM, Cornell Class of ’61
I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings and made you think that I don’t appreciate what you do for cats. Nothing in my comments on the photo of the sad, declawed cat on your instagram page conveyed that you or your rescue condone declawing. I know that you and Animal League believe declawing is bad and wrong and that’s why I asked if you would use your voices for support instead of staying silent on this Cat Protection Bill.
“If declawing was animal abuse, veterinarians wouldn’t do it,” said a cat owner who just took the advise of her vet and declawed her 12 yr old cat because she had a baby on the way.
Declawing IS animal abuse and veterinarians in most of the world don’t do it because of that reason.
New York. May 4, 2016 President Obama has finally appointed a strong leader to the Supreme Court. “City the Kitty, although relatively small in stature, standing only about 16 inches tall, and very young, I believe he is the youngest Justice ever at only 7 years of age, is the most qualified candidate I have ever known,” said the President at the Confirmation Hearing. “He is extremely knowledgeable about our most pressing and important issue in North America today, cat toes.”