A question about which states do NOT allow declawing:

A list of countries where declawing is illegal:

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Terri Brown
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 9:52 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors


Paws come with claws.  Period.  I once lost a job opportunity (which came
with a free apartment) because the owner wanted me to declaw.  I told him:
"Unfortunately for you, it will NEVER happen, because I believe it's cruelty
to animals."


Needless to say, I never got called for a second interview.


And I'd do it again.


I think I was about 37 at the time.  I've always had a big mouth.....


=^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6
furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^=

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From: Natalie <mailto:at...@optonline.net>  

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 8:04 PM

Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors


I would seriously consider declawing very, very seriously- it is the most
devastating thing for a cat.  Knowing what I do, I would be more heartbroken
doing it to a beloved cat than being without the cat, trust me.  I wonder
how a cat would feel if 

he/she knew that it had a choice between missing the owner or having their
paws mutilated?  According to Dr. Nicholas Doddman, who wrote The Cat that
Cried for Help, after declawing surgery, cats feel such extreme pain that
they either climb the walls of the cage or sit completely morose and
cowering in the corner, something that their owners will never see.  I have
a copy of an article written for NY Times Magazine a few years ago, where a
woman writes about declawing her older cat because her mother's oriental rug
was being scratched up.  It is one of my hand-out's to adopters - the story
is heartbreaking, and very typical.  After the hurricane is over, I will
scan it and post it.  It is probably the best I've read, without going into
the gory details of declawing.



From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 7:22 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors


Sorry!  This is a 62 email thread in gmail.  I don't know how your email
program organizes stuff.  Anyway I did not look at the date.

I've seen cats (especially senior cats) mourn their owners literally to
death after being given away, and honestly in that case I'd rather declaw
them.  Hopefully I will not need to make that choice.  

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

OMG - you are responding to a post from March..I thought that I was going
crazy and somehow missed a whole thread of talking about declawing, NOW!

There are also some apartments that allow cats ONLY if they are declawed.I
guess they prefer taking their chances of those cats peeing everywhere
instead of possibly scratching something, and it would most likely be the
tenants' own furniture!

I would rather give my cat away than declaw it - especially when it's an
older cat - it's so much harder on them (not that it isn't on young(er)

There needs to be a lot of education on declawing and what the
psychological/emotional and physical effects can take be.  We have had a few
abandoned declawed cats, and I have witnessed almost all of them...but all
the damage had already been done, and what was I to do - throw them out or
kill them?  I found some homes that understood the ramifications and dealt
with the problems as well as they could.

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
Keep Cats Indoors

 Because if the owner has to go into the nursing home and is fortunate
enough to find one where they can take their cat, the nursing home is likely
to require declawing.

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

That is true, but I don't understand why an old person can't have a cat with
claws.  Dealing mostly with feral cats, I have never been bitten or
scratched - what's the danger, I am 70 yrs old.  And as I said, bites are a
natural defense for declawed cats!

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