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 […]
How we tried to inspire the director/founder of the ANNA Shelter to stop providing declawing in her WELLNESS Centers.
We applaud all the tireless work that the director/founder, staff, and volunteers of The A.N.N.A Shelter do to help animals in Erie, PA.
Unfortunately The ANNA Shelter also performs declawing in their WELLNESS Centers.
As far as we know, there are only 2 animal shelters in America that perform and profit from declawing in their Wellness Centers/Clinics. The other one is the Houston Humane Society.
Declawing is inhumane, mutilating, and always harms the long term health and well-being of a cat.
The ANNA Shelter’s WELLNESS CENTERS no longer declaw cats, but 14 other vet practices in the Erie, PA area will.
UPDATE Aug. 2021. We received this note from Ruth Thompson, the director of the ANNA Shelter on Aug. 24, 2021. “Hi – hadn’t heard from you in a while so I wanted to update you. We no longer offer declaw at any of our clinics. The last vet who wanted to do them left us […]
We want to acknowledge that the Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville, Ohio does a lot of good work to help find homes for rescued animals.
Unfortunately they also perform declawing at the Animal Shelter Society.
Yesterday afternoon I received an email from a nice volunteer at a shelter who told me that there was a 4 paw declawed Lynx/Siamese cat, 14 yrs old, that was surrendered by its cruel owner. I was asked if I would help to find it a home.