We have removed cats from homes when we've found out they declawed. Our contract strictly prohibits it. Those things are usually handled through a lawyer, though. You don't want to go about it the wrong way.
Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org --- On Wed, 3/23/11, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors To: email@example.com Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 12:55 PM Edna, that's exactly what I tell people about letting their cats out just because they want to. I ask them if they would allow their 3-yr old to play in the middle of the street just because he/she wanted to? When I hear "but the cat gets out", I tell them that they control the door, period! Our adoption contract stipulates "strictly indoors" - but, there's no real way of enforcing it except to spot check wherever the cats live and hope that adopters understand the reasons for it. I have removed several adopted cats over the past 18 years. A friend, who also has a cat rescue group, doesn’t allow declawing (we don't either), came to her vet, and noticed one of her adopters picking up her cat after spaying....she looked into the carrier and noticed the poor kittens front paws bandaged.....she gave her an earful, but what was she to do, take the cat back and have this person declaw yet another one? Since then, we made it perfectly clear to that veterinary hospital that no cat that was adopted from us can be declawed, and should a customer ask for it, we must be notified immediately! Thank God that my other veterinarian would never declaw! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org