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First class action lawsuit on behalf of declawed cats, against vets who lie or don’t fully disclose facts, fueled by Pro Bono Animal Advocate Team is pending!

Attention people, I have some very good news so please spread the word to your friends, families, and co-workers! 

Please share this post and forward this link to anyone you know who was asked if they wanted to declaw their cats or who did declaw their cats.

An international group of Pro bono animal advocates is looking for people who had their cats declawed at VCA Hospitals, Banfield Hospitals, National Veterinary Assoc., Vetcor, any hospital chain, or even single private practitioners in the last 4 years and who want to participate in a class action lawsuit, based on the failure of these veterinarians to disclose the true facts, risks, and consequences of declawing and based on the inappropriate veterinary recommendation of declawing cats to protect human health. 

Even if you think your cat doesn’t have any problems from the declaw, you still can join this class. 

Please send the info to

For now, you can just email your state and the name of the big chain vet hospital (VCA, Banfield, etc) where your kitty was declawed. The pro bono animal advocates will reach out to you in November or sooner for more details. 

Your information is confidential and will not be used without your permission.

 If you have any questions please send an email to the address above or you can reach out to me at

Here are all the details of what will be needed from you if you want to join this class.

In the email subject line please include this information:

Declawed cat: your state or province (Canada), your vet’s affiliations like AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, VCA, Banfield, etc.

(This information is usually readily available on the practice’s website or you can ask them and you can list all that apply). 

In the body of the email, please include your name. (More information will be gathered if needed)

Include the cat’s name and birth date (approximate is fine). Your cat does not have to still be alive. 

List the year the cat was declawed and the name and address and phone number of the declawing veterinarian.

If possible, it is highly recommended that you get your cat’s records from the vet before the vet realizes why you’re asking for the records. Ask for a copy of every page in the record including the surgery consent form that you signed.

This should be free and the vet should have to give them to you within a week of your asking. 

Please add any comments about your experience at the hospital, including what the vet or the staff told you. 

1. Were you informed before you paid for the declaw surgery that declawing was an amputation of your cat’s toe bones?
2. Were you told that it was just removing the nail?
3. Were you given the option for pain medications at an extra price?
4. What was the cost of the declaw?
5. Was another procedure like spay or neuter done at the same time? Was the declaw part of a “kitten package?”
6. Were you offered behavior consultation to try the multiple humane alternatives?
7. Did your vet talk you into declawing your cat?
8. Did your vet offer declawing at a discounted price because of a “special” or “coupon?”
9. Did your vet recommend declawing to protect your furnishings or the health of a person? Please describe this in the best detail you can. 
10. Did your vet say that your cat will return to normal or be perfectly fine after the declaw heals up?
11. What method did your vet use to amputate the toes and claws? Guillotine method, laser, radiosurgery, or scalpel?

Thank you very much. They will be organizing the data and you will hear back from them via private email by mid July.