Meet Vincent, the untouchable.
Following my story about poor little Pierce, declawed and in a Shelter at only a few months old, today meet Vincent.
I came across him in one of my monthly counts for Dr Jean Hofve of the reasons why declawed cats are in Shelters. He is in a Shelter in Los Angeles and this is the description of him given:
'Large adult male. If your taste in cats runs to look, but not touch, then Vincent is just the one for you! Vincent enjoys the company of other cats and humans, but does not want to be held or touched. He is declawed in front, and would love nothing more than to spend his days sitting on your windowsill, admiring the outside world'
Just look at his face, what has that poor cat gone though? Look at the weight he has to carry partly on those poor mutilated front paws.
Who can blame him for not wanting to be held or touched! All he has to look forward to if he does find someone to adopt him is sitting on the windowsill admiring the outside world.
These Shelter counts and our 2 weekly data counts too, break my heart as I'm sure they also do the other 2 volunteers doing the same thing as me!
How many more cats like little Pierce and large Vincent have to suffer the cruel and unnecessary amputation of their precious toe ends before declawing is stopped.