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 is the Animal Humane Society’s Declawing Position Statement On The Side of Declawing Veterinarians?
Sept. 2021 The Animal Humane Society in MN says they are one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations. We agree that they do great work to help animals. Unfortunately in the Animal Humane Society’s declawing position statement they say they are opposed to cat declawing yet at the end of it, they condone it […]
UPDATE- Oct. 2021. The Animal Humane Society updated their declawing position statement to completely condemn it. Story published on Sept. 21, 2021. The Animal Humane Society says they are one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations. The AHS says they had 23 million page views on their website last year. Wow! Animal Humane Society’s […]
Declawing Is a Big Money Making Procedure in Wichita, KS.
Cats Don’t Stand A Chance!
New York State banned declawing in 2019. We did a quick survey of some veterinary practices that border NY state and found that many of them are declawing cats for New Yorkers. Here are some of the examples.
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.
AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital, Tiny Town Animal Clinic and Family Pet Hospital in Clarksville, TN say on their website that they offer routine declaw surgeries.
The declawing vet also recommended Magnus be kept in a dark, quiet space where for the next five years he had very little interaction because his owners were now afraid of him. He was not picked up, cuddled or loved; he simply existed in this small room with hard floors, a box filled with clay litter and a small amount of dry food that did not provide him with adequate nutrition.
Story published in May 2021. American Veterinary Group was founded by veterinarians in 2015 and they own & operate over 50 veterinary practices throughout the Southern United States. American Veterinary Group says that they pursue partnerships with veterinary professionals who share their dedication to clinical excellence. Unfortunately many American Veterinary Group practices declaw cats. Do […]
Note From A Shelter Director In Michigan That Shows How Declawing Causes Many Cats To Lose Their Homes
Currently I have 19 adult cats, 31% of those cats are declawed (6) and all six of those cats are primarily unadoptable.
Four of them will not use the litter box at all, but are extremely sweet.
One is very reactive/defensive and unhandleable, and one is 15 years old but should be able to find a retirement home (hopefully).
Two of the cats have already had bone fragments and regrowth removed from their paws, the others we are still working on get in for exams/options.
The two that have had the surgery still aren’t using their boxes and we are trying prozac to help retrain their brains not to associate the litter box with pain.