Declawing often causes behavioral issues in cats.
Many cats are relinquished to shelters/rescues and thrown away by their owners because of their behavioral issues from their declaws.
Here’s Greta’s sad and tragic story.
A woman adopted Greta when she was 4 months old from PawsPrayersPromises.org rescue.
The woman signed their no-declaw contract.
The woman had Greta declawed at an unknown animal hospital.
Greta started biting so the woman took her to an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital and asked the vet to kill little Greta. (This veterinary clinic also has two Fear Free Veterinary Assistants. Fear Free allows declawing in their certified practices.)
The AAHA veterinarian acquiesced and little Greta lost her life.
AAHA says they are strongly opposed to declawing yet they allow declawing in their AAHA accredited animal hospitals.
AAHA says in their antiquated 2015 declawing position statement that they believe that there is insufficient data regarding behavioral issues after a declaw. AAHA’s 2015 Declawing Position Statement
Here’s our story about how there are many studies that show how declawing causes behavioral issues. Story about declawing and behavioral issues
AAHA sicced their lawyers on us in Oct. 2020 and forced us to take some of their declawing information off our website.
It’s our opinion that AAHA wanted to intimidate and scare us.
We published this story about AAHA’s 2020 veterinary practice winner and then 10 days later we received the legal notice to take down their declawing info. Here’s the story- https://citythekitty.org/the-american-animal-hospital…/
Please take a minute and sign our petition to AAHA and Fear Free Pets. Your voice matters! No need to donate to change. org to sign it.AAHA Petition
Please sign our petition to the ASPCA. They don’t want declawing banned and use the death/declaw excuse to condone this barbaric animal cruelty. ASPCA Petition
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