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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:16 PM

Looking to declaw your cat? Don't look in New York anymore

Updated 12:52 pm CDT, Monday, July 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ó New York has become the first state to ban the declawing of cats.

The measure was signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after lawmakers passed it in the spring.

Animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians say the once-common operation is unnecessary and cruel. It involves slicing through bone to amputate the first segment of a cat's toes.

New York's largest veterinary organization had opposed the bill. It argued that declawing should remain a last resort for cats that won't stop scratching furniture or humans.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/New-York-first-state-to-ban-cat-declawing-14113925.php









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Reply Looking to declaw your cat? Don't look in New York anymore (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2019 OP
sinkingfeeling Jul 2019 #1
demigoddess Jul 2019 #2
Phoenix61 Jul 2019 #3
flamin lib Jul 2019 #4
Doreen Jul 2019 #5
CountAllVotes Aug 2019 #7
catbyte Jul 2019 #6
CountAllVotes Aug 2019 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:23 PM

1. Good for NY. Declawing is animal cruelty.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:36 PM

2. our cat , once upon a time, who we got from another couple, was declawed.

But I saw him climb a tree and beat up a dog with his rear claws. It may be painful for a cat but he wasn't left helpless. He was willing to take on any big dog especially if I were around. And he still was very loving and kind to my daughter.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:09 PM

3. Yeah!!!

If someone doesnít want cat claws in their home thereís an easy solution. Donít get a cat.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:12 PM

4. I inherited a declawed cat.

He didn't 'snach n grab' like cats with claws do. He developed a powerful round house punch with follow through. Knocked my schnauzer to the floor!

I don't believe in de clawing and there is an alternative,; Soft Paws. Not the only supplier but easiest to find on the net. It's fake claws that slide on over the claws with super glue. Trim the claw and glue it on. When the claw grows out they fall off, no harm to the pet. Comes in lots of colors, protects furniture and costs about $10 a year.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:49 PM

5. Mocrofiber furniture.

Most cats do not like the feel of it. Lots and lots of scratch posts particularly with sisal rope. Scratching boards for the floor. I know it is a vacuuming mess but there are scratchin boards with card board and some love it. I would never declaw any cat just as I would never dock a dogs tail or clip their ears.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:26 PM

7. I had a great source for cat furniture

He made big 20 lb. cat posts that sure get a work out around here with my three cats.

He isn't doing it anymore and I was advised to recover the existing posts.

I have the sisal but I do not know where to begin.

How do you get the old stuff off and glue (this is their recommendation) the new sisal on with hot glue and tacks (????).

I have two of these big posts and I hope they last a long time because I don't know where I will find another one that is big and sturdy and I have no idea how to recover one of them.

Sisal is the way to go I agree btw!

I would NEVER de-claw a cat!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:41 AM

6. Good. I refuse to take my cats to any vet that declaws.

Any vet willing to put cats through that unnecessary pain and trauma is somebody I wouldn't allow anywhere near my spoiled ones.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:26 PM

8. +1

You have to seriously question the mind of someone that would do such a cruel thing I agree!

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