The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Is Trying To Keep Animal Cruelty (Declawing) Legal.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association wrote in their Sept. 1, 2023 newsletter, “PVMA is involved in working behind the scenes to prevent a declaw ban from moving in the legislature. This is a tricky issue, but it would be bad precedent to have the state government decide what procedures we cannot perform on our clients animals.”
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association doesn’t want to regulate their veterinarians even when it comes to this animal cruelty.

Here’s the Proof That The ASPCA’s Declawing Position Is Helping Declawing Vets Make More Money From This Animal Cruelty

Do veterinarians lie about declawing because they know they shouldn’t be doing it?
Is Dr Wayne Anderson, AzVMA’s Advisory Council board member, ill-informed or just a plain liar?
 Dr Wayne Anderson testified on March 23, 2022 against the Arizona anti-declawing bill. He owns AzPetVet which consists of 22 vet clinics in Arizona.
All but one of Dr Wayne Anderson’s 22 vet clinics declaw cats, according to employees who work there. Declawing is a big money making procedure in many AzPetVet Clinics.

How 5 pro-declawing veterinarians caused Delaware to maintain animal cruelty as the status quo.

Five Delaware veterinarians killed a 2022 Delaware anti-cruelty bill, which was written to protect cats by ending declawing, an inhumane and unnecessary amputation of cats’ toe bones.
Dr Michelle Crosier, owner of Companion Animal Veterinary Associates in Middletown, DE. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian.
Dr Erin Giebel Whaley, Dr Andrea Richter, and Dr Robert Pedigo, all associated with Savannah Animal Hospital. Lewes, DE which is an AAHA hospital that declaws cats. Dr Whaley is a co-owner of the hospital and Dr Pedigo and Dr Richter retired from Savannah Animal Hospital in November of 2021.
Dr Jan Sosnowski, NVA practice, Governor’s Avenue Animal Hospital, Dover, DE that declaws cats. According to 2 employees at this practice, Dr Sosnowski declaws cats. She is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian and Fear Free does not allow their vets or practices to declaw cats.

Thrive Pet Healthcare Allows Declawing In Their Practices.

Thrive Pet Healthcare allows declawing in their stand alone clinics. Thrive Petco clnics do not perform declawing. Petco told us in 2018, “Please know that Petco and the Petco Foundation do not support the practice of declawing unless it is a medical necessity (for the cat).” Some of the Thrive Pet Healthcare practices don’t perform declawing and they say their doctors don’t think declaws are ethical or humane. Many other Thrive Pet Healthcare vet clinics routinely perform declawing and their employees say it is ok for a cat and some even ask if you want two or four paws declawed.

Why Was AAHA Accredited Wexford Veterinary Hospital in PA Deceiving Pet Parents?

If an animal hospital lies right up front to clients then how can anyone trust everything else they are doing?  What keeps them from lying to you in person about your beloved pet? Why is this AAHA hospital promoting things on the front of their website that just aren’t true?  AAHA has 900 standards of care for their accredited animal hospitals and AAHA allows declawing in their hospitals. Does AAHA also allow lies and deception?

Did AAHA Accredited Androscoggin Animal Hospital in Maine Stop Being A Cat Friendly Practice So They Could Keep Declawing Cats?

On July 1, 2021, The American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) stopped allowing declawing in all their Cat Friendly Practices.

Many Cat Friendly Practices are also AAHA Accredited Animal Hospitals and we are finding some who stopped being a CAT FRIENDLY Practice because they wanted to be able to keep declawing cats.
Did Androscoggin Animal Hospital stop being a Cat Friendly Practice in 2021 so they could keep declawing cats?

AAHA Veterinarians Fight to Stop The Anti-Declawing Bills. AAHA.org Won’t Stop Them.

Here are some examples of how the vets with AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital’s fight to stop the anti-declawing bills and ordinances.
Dr Lynn McEwan of Palmdale veterinary hospital, an AAHA accredited animal hospital, submitted this letter of opposition to the California bill to ban declawing in 2018.
In August 2021, another AAHA veterinarian, Dr Peter Pelissier testified to the Sheridan, WY City Council and Mayor about why he opposes the declaw ban amendment to the animal cruelty/abuse ordinance. Here’s his full testimony.  He was not truthful with some of his information. This declaw ban amendment was stopped by a 5-2 vote. One of the Sheridan City Council members told us that he voted no because of Dr Pelissier’s testimony. 

Why Does AAHA.org choose profits over the welfare of innocent cats?

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) updated their declawing position statement in June 2021.

They say they strongly oppose declawing, explaining that declawing is no longer a reasonable or supported procedure… But then they say if veterinarians are going to declaw, they should use pain meds before, during, and after.