When I adopted my first cat from the Humane Society of New York, the first thing I did was ask if they had any declawed cats. I didn't really think there was anything wrong with declawing cats at that time. After all, you just put the cat out, pull out its claws, and allow a few days for it to heal. I had no idea what declawing really meant. The adoption counselor at the Humane Society told me there were many declawed cats but that I would not want them because they all had behavioral problems. She never said that these behavioral problems could be the result of declawing. Having done much reading on the matter, I believe that behavioral problems such as biting and not using the litter box are the result of the declawing. I am not going to go into the matter of declawing because the articles listed below are the best I have seen and can get the point across much better than I ever could. I urge you to visit these sites and read this material. I know that you will find these articles very enlightening and hopefully we can save cats' toes one owner at a time.
Also, at the bottom of this page is our "Catlovers Against Declawing Webring". If you have a home page, you can proudly show your support by joining this ring or the other anti-declawing webring right below our ring.
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Stop Your Cat From Scratching Your Furniture Without Declawing
Amby's Declawing Cats: Issues and Alternatives
Paws Come With Claws ... That's One Of Nature's Laws
Declawing Cats: Making a Humane Decision
Claws and All (The Humane Society of the United States)
About Declawing Cats
If You Love Your Cat, Don't Declaw!"
So You're Thinking Of Getting Your Cat Declawed - words from a veterinary technician
Photographs of Declawing Procedure
Declawing Cats: Manicure or Mutilation?
Is Declawing Cruel?
The Association of Veterinarians For Animal Rights
Tidy Cat: Declawing -- Pros & Cons
Cats And Scratching
About Declawing Your Cat
CFA Health Committee: Declawing of Cats: CFA Guidance Statement
Help!!! Should I Declaw My Cat?
Vet Info: Declawing
View on Declawing
Soft Paws - Declawing Alternative
Take a visit to the The Declaw Hall of Shame - A listing of Veterinarians who actively promote declawing.
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