16 May, 2014

The Paw Project

Last night, I watched The Paw Project Movie, in which Dr. Jennifer Conrad DVM and a team of like-minded folks take on city hall to ban the declawing of cats in California.

"The Paw Project's mission is to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed."

I am passionate about this subject, because I feel that many veterinarians DO NOT explain declaw surgery in enough detail for most people to understand that they are mutilating their cats, and are causing irreparable harm to their animal.  A declawed cat is in pain, and no longer walks as nature made them to walk, bringing on early onset of arthritis and other bone issues, and possible behavioral issues like improper elimination and biting.

One person CAN make a difference!  I urge you to visit Paw Project Movie or The Paw Project sites to learn more.  You will cheer, as I did, when you watch the documentary as city after city in California made laws that banned declaw surgery for all cats, big and small.


Ivan from WMD said...

I think declawing should be outlawed everywhere. It is a *very* inhumane procedure and I cringe at the thought. People who consider it really should not have any pets at all, let alone cats!

The Island Cats said...

We purr for the day that it is illegal to declaw everywhere!

Winston said...

It's illegal here in England, the Queen doesn't let any kitties have their claws taken out...we're very lucky.

Tamago said...

Declawing should be illegal everywhere. I think many people don't understand how awful declawing is. It's very important to raise awareness and educate people before it's too late. Thank you for this important post!