All Four Paws Declawed

All Four Paws Declawed

I have a 16 y/o black cat, Zelda, with beautiful green eyes. I adopted her from the local shelter after originally going there to get a kitten. Here was an 8 year old, completely declawed cat, surrounded by dozens of cute kittens.

She’d been brought there by her owner who claimed his 10 yr. old daughter was allergic. Took 8 yrs. to find that out? Zelda can be a little…uhm, bitchy, at times, but if you had a very thick coat and undercoat and had NOTHING to scratch with, wouldn’t you be a little bitchy too?

Her Nirvana is a good, rough daily brushing, esp. round her ears! She’s not the only all-four declaw I’ve had. I adopted a male years ago, Siamese colored but much too fat to be Siamese, about 6 yrs. when he drifted my way from a neighbor’s home. He fell in love with my now-husband, so the neighbor let us keep him.

He too could be a bit grouchy, but once again…The neighbor told us Jingle Bells (later changed to J.B., for the sake of dignity. I mean, neutered, no claws, (why rub salt in the wound with that name?) had been declawed by “some maniacal Italian vet.”

Don’t know if said vet was in Italy, or in the U.S. But how could ANY vet with any type of conscience take off the BACK claws of an animal, as if the front weren’t bad enough.

I hope this type of thing doesn’t happen often, but I know for a fact that it does happen. My vet doesn’t declaw and was appalled by J.B. and Zelda’s condition. CRUEL, CRUEL, CRUEL.

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Jan 07, 2010 Petition Code
by: Michael

This is the Anti-Declaw Petition:


Jan 07, 2010 JB and Zelda
by: Ruth

How kind of you to give these poor cats a good home ! You have to be a special sort of person to understand disabled cats and the declawing was most certainly the cause of their grouchiness. Who could blame them ! It’s bad enough amputating the front 10 toes but to take the 8 back ones too is even worse.How could anyone be so cruel and how could any vet forget his oath not to harm any animal and do this dreadful thing?
I can only wish a very itchy skin complaint on those criminals but with no means to scratch themselves, and that’s letting them off lightly for their crime against those cats.
Yes it does happen sometimes, not as often as 2 paws declawed, but still too often, usually by people who worship their furniture or possessions and shouldn’t be allowed to have a cat in the first place.
We MUST get declawing banned:

Stop Delawing Petition

Kattaddorra signature Ruth

Jan 06, 2010 4 Paw Declaws
by: Lisa James

I feel the same way you do, & have my fair share of them in rescue over the years, & yes, all of them had that same “bitchy” temperament, & who can blame them? It’s bad enough to do the front so they have no means of self defense, but to remove the rear ones is CRIMINAL.

I’m glad that both of these rescued cats have found a loving home with you! Please send in photos!

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