We are soundly opposed to declawing. The best adoption contracts prohibit cats from being declawed once they leave the shelter. Those who choose to declaw often find themselves confronting new behavioural problemsand we feel it makes more sense to treat the existing issue rather than create new ones. Cat owners who are not accepting of a cat's natural desire to scratch will probably not want to contend with the onset of problems declawing may incur. This is why many problematic declawed cats are relinqished to shelters. As most shelters are required to inform potential adopters of cats' past behaviors, declawed cats are unlikely candidates for adoption.
Please read through all the information presented on these sites before making the decision to declaw your cat.
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West Hollywood condems declawing
city shows its claws over cat rights
Hollywood Takes First Step In Banning Cat Declawing
city seeks ban on cat declawing
hoping it will cause other cities to think