On Aug 29, 2011, at 3:36 PM, MaiMaiPG wrote:
Education can get people to look for alternatives...the more
education, the harder (hopefully) they will look. I really believe
that there are times it is best for the cat--sorry, I know a lot of
you disagree--and my boys have their claws as have most of my cats.
The boys were tiny when they adopted me and we have had numerous
lessons and I buy things that are difficult to harm/I won't be
devastated if they are scratched etc. There are two 8 foot pieces
of foam insulation in the garage that they have claimed and there
are several doorways (rustic log house, plank trim, if they ever
scratch through a piece I'll spend $70-80 and replace it).
People need to think things out. If possessions are that important
then maybe they need fish or a ..........And yes, I have a lot of
very nice things that would break my heart to loose. They are in
glass cabinets or are not reachable. Unfortunately, a lot of people
think these little guys are disposable and without a soul. I feel
sorry for those people.
On Aug 29, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Beth wrote:
Our shelter does not allow our cats to be declawed. We tell them
about declawing , offer free nail clipping at the shelter, or
suggest they adopt an already declawed cat.
I don't agree with having laws against declawing. I think you will
just end up with more cats being dumped in shelters of outside. I
think education is the best way to get people away from declawing.
Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
From: tamara stickler <tlstick...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Declawing - list of countries where it is
I never place a rescue cat with a person if they are going to
declaw - BUT - I DO offer free nail clipping for the duration for
any cats that I place in homes (as long as they are local...w/in
1.5 hrs.) for the life of the cat.
I even have a woman who I turned down for cat adoption - that
adopted from a shelter later - that asks me to come over once or
twice a month to clip the cat's nails. She still doesn't
understand HOW or WHY it is inhumane - even after I explained it to
her....but - it really doesn't matter. She is allowing her cat to
keep it's nails a long as I clip them - so- I'm willing to do that.
Terri - WAY TO GO standing your ground! - even if it did cost you
an apt. and job. Good kharma will be the pay off for you!
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