Free Cat Scratching Post

by Michael
(London, UK)

Yes, this is a high quality, free, cat scratching post that sells for $55.95 on Amazon.com. This site will pay for it and have it shipped to your address if:

1. You leave a comment telling us why you need a cat scratching post;

2. Tell us why declawing cats is unacceptable and an abuse of the cat.

The free cat scratching post goes to the first 2 with the best answers.

You will need to provide me with a full address (for shipping).

This is a USA only competition designed to highlight the need for a greater awareness of the benefits of alternatives to declawing cats. As the post is a USA product sold by Amazon.com there will be shipping problems to places outside the USA. Accordingly, the competition is open to Americans only – sorry.

This is the cat scratching post:

It has a five star rating from 134 customer reviews.

Please remember that I need a full genuine USA address and I reserve the right to discontinue this competition if there are insufficient comments of decent quality.

Cat scratching posts are a way of dealing with a cat’s natural desire to scratch. This post has satisfied many more cats than it has failed.

Sometimes cats need a bit of encouragement. This post may assist: Will my cat use a scratching post?

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Free Cat Scratching Post to Declawing Cats

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Mar 26, 2012 Oliver and Jade need more than a flat cardboard scratcher NEW
by: Lynda

I don’t know if you are still giving away the cat scratching post so I am going to leave my opinion anyway. Oliver (converted feral) and Jade use this pitifull cardboard scratcher which doesn’t hold their interest. They are both clawing up the rug in my apartment. I try to keep their claws trimmed but they grow so fast. As for declawing it is one of the more unhumane thing to do to a cat. Not only is it painful it also will leave a life long effect on their mental state. People who get a cat declawed just so it won’t scratch up the furniture don’t deserve to own a cat. If you keep their nails trimmed that takes care of most of the furniture scratching.
Lynda Allen
640 E. Horizon Dr., Apt. 312
Henderson, NV 89015


Sep 12, 2011 Thanks Gail
by: Michael

Thanks Gail for being so helpful. Dorothy also gave me the full address. I have not heard from Emily yet. I feel I need some sort of confirmation that she is on board with the whole thing before I send her a cat scratching post otherwise someone else might receive it.


Sep 12, 2011 Michael, check your email
by: Gail (Boston, USA)

Hi Michael,

I don’t know whether or not Emily was able to respond to you yet, but based on her posted info, I was able to look up the rest at the US Post Office.

Your generosity for this person who is trying her best to do the right thing is very admirable. Bless you!


Sep 10, 2011 Hi Emily
by: Dorothy

Stay tuned. I’m sending you a sack of good quality cat food. Enjoy your cat!

Dorothy


Sep 10, 2011 Hi Emily
by: Michael

Hi Emily, please write out your address again fully. I am in England, UK. I can order a cat scratching post from Amazon.com to be delivered to you. I will see what I can do – no promises. The competition is closed but I would consider sending you a cat scratching post nonetheless because of what you have said.


Sep 09, 2011 Artimus the kitty
by: emily ridyard

I am a broke college student. My intention was never to get a cat until I was walking my dog one day and saw and kitten laying down in the grass. On first instinct i thought the kitten was dead. His eyes were clamped shut with goop around him and his ribs and bones were sticking out everywhere. He was about 5 weeks old at the time and his chancing of surviving weren’t looking good. I carried him home in a box and fed him and gave him water until he started to come back to life. The next day we couldnt see him for the WHOLE day, I thought he had passed away in our furniture. When a bunch of friends pulled him out he started meowing and looking for
for food. After that moment we know he was going to make it. I am broke so I took him to the petstore and asked if she could help me with the cat. She dewormed him and gave him antibiotics for his eyes FOR FREE. My roomate and I have him on a healthy diet and now hes hyper and bouncy and the livliest little kitten in the whole world. If we had not found him just hours later he would have died. I don’t think declawing is a good thing because animals use their claws for special things like climbing and defense. If you declaw a kitten and it accidently gets out of your house it has NO chance of surviving against predators. My address is 913 N. Charles Apt#9 Macomb, IL


Aug 15, 2011 he’s helping to heal our hearts
by: VALEREA K

Our nearly 8 month old puppy passed away from Parvo July 10th of this year. He was UTD on his shots, but was very friendly to all animals. He passed away in my arms in my livingroom while my girls were sleeping (thankfully). Not wishing to try and replace him (how could we?)and after hearing sounds in the kitchen, we adopted a 11wk old kitten named Remington last week. We are in love with him but can’t stand his couch clawing. Also I believe declawing is an torturous practice and it essentially removes nearly all of a cats ability to defend itself. Its cruel and unecessary. If your cat is scratching, try to find the reason why then work on a solution. DONT RUIN YOUR CAT!!!! phattipooh@msn.com


May 15, 2011 my cat is so cute but scratches on the pillows
by: debi

i have a tiny cat scratching post but she wont use it i cut her nails. i wont declaw her at all. i have so many battle scars but she is worth it. this proceder is very painful for them im a vegatarien and im a member of peta. unfortunately im unemployed like the rest of the world and want the best for my little cat named pretty. i found her as a 4 week old kitten outside of my home and she has been my angel every since.


Apr 04, 2011 declawing
by: Anonymous

i just found a abandond kitty and she is mine now. cats should have a say in things but they dont have ur cats nails trimed and they will be fine a scratching post does wonders. quit putting animals thru unnecassary pain its totally cruel.


Dec 03, 2010 Declaw – NO! Scratching Post – YES!
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Heather, Thank you very much for NOT declawing your cat. Your 9-month old is exercising and just needs to be refocused to scratch something other than your speakers and furniture.

The scratching post that I won is really a godsend now that I have my Abby – a mixed Maine Coon cat. Sadly, my Sadie, a gorgeous tortie crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple months back and never really got the chance to truly exercise with the scratching post – she was very sick and went downhill rapidly. That being said, Abby is just shy of 3-years and is ACTIVE like crazy! She adores the post and launches herself at it, trying to knock it over but is surprised every time when she cannot.

I highly recommend getting this post for your little one – liberally sprinkle catnip on it and watch your baby go to town!


Dec 01, 2010 My Cat is destroying everything
by: Heather

My cat is 9 months old and she uses my furniture and speakers as a scratching post and it is ripping them. I do not believe in declawing cats because it causes them pain and it is a defense mechanism for cats to have claws. I want my cat to be free spirited and I believe if I was to declaw her that it would break her spirit.


Aug 12, 2010 Nice Offer for North Americans.
by: Poochu

My Carpet is the best choice for my refuge seeking felines to dig their claws, reminds me to trim their claw points, even though my mother admonishes them they quickly return to pull out the threads.

I ignore both behaviour(Mother’s and Cat’s).

Where I live (in South India) the tropical climate considered , Carpets are really not required except for preventing TV remotes from breaking.

Better a Happy and Healthy Cat, than a Dusty Carpet.


Aug 06, 2010 Oh, Happy Day!
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Just got our scratching post too. That box is rather heavy, so I’ve got to return to the office tomorrow morning with my ‘old lady cart’ to bring it home via train. I showed it to the people here in the office and they were a wee jealous, LOL!

Thanks again, Michael. Sadie will sure enjoy the heck out of this!


Aug 06, 2010 We got it!
by: em

Well, the cats loved the box it came in- started scratching at that right away! Ha!

They’re mostly still trying to figure it out, although they love jumping on top of it! I’ll have to rub catnip into the rope tomorrow and see if that helps. :)


Aug 02, 2010 To Emelda
by: Michael

Emelda:

The following items have been shipped to you by Amazon.com..1 SmartCat Ultimate Scratchi…

via UPS (estimated delivery date: August 03, 2010).

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Aug 01, 2010 THANK YOU!
by: Emelda

Thanks so much! Sorry I’m getting this late- I’ve been in D.C. for the No Kill Conference and just got around to checking my emails. What a pleasant surprise! Thanks again, and I’ll definitely check in after we get it!

Em


Aug 01, 2010 YAY
by: Kelly

My Cats have this exact scratching post and LOVE it! My tall male cats like to climb their way up – your cats will love it. I’ve worked in animal shelters for years and have tried to help educate the public about the cruelty of declawing. Let’s hope it is soon a thing of the past! Great Job!


Jul 30, 2010 well done.
by: Barbara

Congratulations to the winners, I hope the scratching posts bring many happy hours to the feline recipients. A brilliant idea Michael and very generous prizes. As has been said a win-win situation all round.

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Jul 30, 2010 Well done
by: Ruth

Congratulations Gail and Emelda !
I thought there would be dozens of entries in your competition Michael,88 people had looked at my post about it on Aboutcats.com !
I suppose it’s so unusual these days to be offered something free that maybe they all thought there must be a catch, so didn’t enter lol
It was a wonderful way to get people talking about
the cruelty of declawing.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jul 29, 2010 THANK YOU! SADIE THANKS YOU!
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Wow… Thank you so much! I’m just giddy with anticipation…so are my co-workers!

One peer had me email her the winning posts from Emelda and me, so she could read them. It was the perfect opportunity to open a discussion about declawing cats! Win-win all around. Thanks again.


Jul 29, 2010 Ordered
by: Michael

Thursday July 29th 1 pm GMT (it is about 7 hrs behind in the USA): I have ordered the cat scratching posts. Delivery is in 5-9 days.

Please confirm receipt by leaving a post. I’d be pleased to know how it turned out.

Enjoy and thanks again.

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Jul 29, 2010 Winners
by: Michael

The winners are:

Gail M and

Emelda Ortiz

The best overall answer for me was Gail’s. Well done Gail.

I’ll make arrangements for purchase and shipping. If there are any hiccups I’ll post a comment. I would be pleased therefore if the winners could be alert to further comments.

Well done and thanks for participating. There will be more competitions so more chances. Sorry to those who didn’t win.

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Jul 24, 2010 Quality
by: Michael

Thanks Ruth, this is a big, strong and solid post, just how cats like it.

I could do with one myself!

I will give this competition about another week to run then award the prizes.

Thanks for participating and commenting. If anyone has ideas for another competition please tell me.

Michael Avatar


Jul 23, 2010 Quote from aboutcats member
by: Ruth

I posted the link on the site as I pop there to update how our petition is doing….one member says:

I won’t enter because we already have plenty of posts. In fact – we have that one! It is a fabulous post. It has stood up to abuse better than the sisal rope on the cat tree.

She said I could quote her here.
A good recomendation for the prize !

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jul 23, 2010 Fantastic idea!
by: Tracey (England)

What a fab idea!

My boys would love to get their claws into that!!

They have a ‘fat boy’ at the moment but I know they would love one of those also.

Good luck to everyone who enters!


Jul 22, 2010 Fantastic competition idea
by: Michele S.

Michael, this competition is a brilliant idea. You’ve had some fantastic answers already so I don’t envy you having to choose just two. Good luck to everyone entering.

To Emelda; If you lay some of the shorter scratching posts on their side, you might find that some of the cats will use them as a horizontal scratcher. This worked with my male cat when he grew too tall for one of his upright posts.


Jul 22, 2010 Alternative to declawing
by: Isabelle B (South Africa)

I checked on the web and it would appear that declawing is still a very grey area in S.A., no one can tell for sure if it is banned or not.

I found a website angelpaws.co.za also further contact is email: info@angelpaws.co.za

Angel Paws are the official South African distributors of the Soft Paws nail caps designed and patented by Dr. Toby Wexler.

Our mission is to save all cats from the horrors of declawing by offering an affordable and pain free alternative.
I’m not sure what you feel about this product, if it is a viable alternative?

I am furthermore going to


Jul 22, 2010 Wonderful idea
by: Ruth

Michael I don’t want to enter this competition as our cats have numerous scratching posts and of course we don’t live in the USA.
I just want to say what a wonderful idea this is and good luck to all the entrants.
Also to take the chance to promote our petition to ban declawing:

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Jul 21, 2010 Feral Cats like Scratching Post
by: Furparent

I am a caretaker for a small group of Feral cats. They have their own barn and enclosure to keep them safe. They would love a new scratching post. As a rescue we NEVER declaw and will not adopt to someone who wants to declaw. Cats were born with claws for a reason, declawing is animal abuse! Declawing should be banned in all countries of the world.


Jul 21, 2010 Good luck Michael!
by: Dorothy

This is a fabulous idea. Good luck picking the winner though. I’m glad I don’t have to do it. Most people who visit this site and some of the best in the world. USA or not.

Dorothy
Central Coast, CA
USA


Jul 21, 2010 Fabulous Cat Scratching Post
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Hi Michael, I would definitely like to put my name into the competition for the free scratching post. Following are answers to the questions posed:

1. Sadie’s scratching post is cone-shaped, slightly shorter than her body outstretched full-length and has carpeting on it. Unlike sisel, the carpeting has worn out and she has shown less and less interest. Although she also has the cardboard-type scratching toys with the ball that goes round, as well as the rectangular type on the floor, it would be nice to provide her with a full-length post that she could really exercise with. She has bouts of crazy energy and loves scratching and this post seems to be a winner! Although her scratching the furniture is no big deal to me (I cover them), a real post would be so much nicer for her to hang out on. She is my pride and joy and anything that improves her quality of life is a privelege to provide.

2. Declawing cats is the ultimate in animal abuse. It is totally unnecessary and is done for the profit of the vets performing the surgery and the convenience of humans who do not wish to deal with claws. Cats come with claws. That’s part of the deal. Human laziness is no excuse; cats are not a decoration. They are living, breathing, sentient beings with feelings who deserve our respect.

Volunteering in our local shelter, time and again, declawed cats are surrendered because their destructive behavior only increased after surgery. They are psychologically damaged, fearful and the personality changes are heartbreaking. The pain never goes away. It’s like mutilating a needed limb from a person. Claws are not like fingernails. Declawing is, in essence, a mutilation and one of the higher forms of abuse. The actual bone is cut into to remove claws…how horrific is that?

Cats use their claws as tools for living. Their purpose includes protection from animal predators and human alike, scratching, walking, climbing, stretching to tone their back and shoulder muscles, prey (mousing), and balance just to name a few. One would no sooner cut off a child’s hand when they drew with crayon on the walls, so why should a cat suffer an unnecessary declaw?

Sorry to be so long-winded. If I am chosen, please ship to:

Attention: Gail M.
c/o Hammond Residential Real Estate
29 Commonwealth Ave, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Thanks!


Jul 21, 2010 Oh!
by: Emelda

I would love to get a free Ultimate Cat Scratcher- I’ve had my eye on one for years, but haven’t gotten around to buying it. I’m a foster parent to cats (sometimes dogs) and currently I have 7 foster cats. I have a few scratching posts that have been donated to me, but most of the adults cats leave them be as they’re always too short for a good stretch! I think declawing is horrendous and the after affects are inexcusable. I work with the new cat parents with alternatives to declawing and often bring up the story of one of my foster cats (may he r.i.p.) who came to me with severe arthritis and litterbox aversion due to the declawing/caused arthritis. over a decade after his claws were mutilated, he still screamed in pain when I touched his paw. My poor sweet boy. Anyway! Getting an ultimate cat scratcher would really help me train the adult fosters to use posts, so their new homes are less likely to consider declawing. My address: Emelda Ortiz/2453 N. Mozart, #1/Chicago, IL 60647/USA- veganemelda@gmail.com Thanks!


Jul 21, 2010 Declawing is Inhumane
by: Christina Pultrone

I am currently fostering a number of kitties that I have rescued and would NEVER knowingly adopt them into a home where the new owner plans on declawing them. The procedure is inhumane and shows the selfishness of the cat’s “owner”. Declawers should be ashamed for valuing material possessions such as furniture over the welfare of their pet.

Do you cut your human children’s fingers off when they write on walls or other inappropriate places?

People also need to understand that they don’t just recover from the surgery. A declawed cat must live with lifelong psychological problems and shame on anyone that puts their cat through this.



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Free Cat Scratching Post — 10 Comments

  1. To Everyone,

    I am SO sorry that is has taken me a year to respond, I could not figure out how to get back on to this website until I did a name search on myself and found my post. Dorothy, Thank you SO much for the cat food I could not believe it when I got it, and could not figure out who was so fabulous to send such a helping gift. I did receive it and the cat absolutely loved it. Do you have an address you could send me? I would love to send you something in return. Michael, thank you so much for wanting to send me the cat scratch post! You all are so generous. Heres an update on the kitty (now cat), I wish I could post pictures.

    When I found him he was just under 7 weeks old where he probably would not have lasted another hour. As you know I nursed him back to health, thanks to a loving pet store owner. I kept him with me for about 13 weeks where he grew healthy, strong, and happy everyday. I raised him around my dog so he became very very social with animals and especially people (taking naps on my face). At about 13 weeks, I did the right (but very sad) thing, and gave him to my best friend who has been wanting a cat. I can tell you now, that was the best decision. Her and her boyfriend are currently raising him. He has become the worlds LUCKIEST cat. They have purchased him almost every toy in the world, and even built a room for something called a “kitty play center?”. He is healthy, neutered, and veryyyyy spoiled. I visit him from time to time and watch him sit on my friends frog cage…hoping to get a treat (never going to happen). Thank you so much everyone for everything.

    • How nice! I had completely forgotten. You did so right by that kitty. And it is nice you can enjoy him still with your friend. He does sound like a lucky cat. I’m glad the PoC fan club works well sometimes. Thanks for reporting in. It was good to hear how it turned out.

      Best to you always,
      dw

  2. I think it is inhuman to declaw a cat. I wouldn’t want my toes cut off. A scratch post will let my Sweet Pea get the natural pawing done there instead of my furniture

  3. i dont belive in declawing a cat. They need their claws. What if she gets loose one day (heaven forbid) and she needs to climb a tree or catch food she wont be able to without claws It is just plan cruel.

  4. Declawing Is UNACCEPTABLE for any cat…if you are so worried about your THINGS you shouldn’t have ANY ANIMAL, Or even a child…ALL Babies are in the learning stage when they are young, People and Animals, so there will be a mess here and there from time to time…I would love to have this scratching post for the New Lil cutie pie addition to my family…shes a TERROR!! but a total GOOF!! i think my sweetheart would love all the freebie toys she can get..

    • Hi Valerie. Nice to hear from you. Happy New Year. The scratching post comp. was run some time ago. It proved successful. I may do another one in the near future. Stick around!

  5. -Dear Michael- I am so Happy that you are encouraging people [ pet owners ] Not to have their cats declawed_
    -I know of a person [will not say Lady here] whome had this horrible amputation done to two cats this past year. I went online to learn more, & will suggest that everyone do the same_____________!
    -Too heartbreaking for words; Painful,& disabling-both physically & mentally. I Have Four Beautiful cats-Main Coon & Bobtail mix.I would NEVER do this to any cat or other animal for that matter. Thank You for your support in such a worthy endeavor. God Bless You Michael*
    PS–We do have an old post in our house-& it’s ok if you can’t send one to our address. 11862 Lebanon rd# 50 Mount Juliet;TN. # 37122

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