Declawing is Premeditated Abuse Part 2
Part 1 is here, which told the story in pictures of the first of five kittens to go to a new home. Each kitten wanted to be chosen. Susie chose one and called her Snowy. But Susie's mommy, in her ignorance had Snowy declawed and now poor Susie's kitten is crippled for life.
How much better it would have been for Susie to have a healthy little kitten with her claws and to learn that kittens have feelings and are not soft toys.
Snowy often holds her paws up and that makes Susie sad as she knows they must hurt. Her mommy had no idea that the vet would take off the ends of Snowy's toes as well as her claws, no one had told her that.She had only taken the kitten to the vet for a check up and to ask about vaccinations and when Snowy should be spayed.
But the vet said it would be a good idea to have her declawed.
Susie's mommy feels very guilty now and will never go to that vets again. But it's too late for Snowy, her life is ruined, declawed kittens can't use scratching posts or hook toys to play with as cats love to do. She faces lots of problems in the future because she can't walk, groom or exercise properly without her claws.
Thankfully the other mommys who took Snowy's siblings home knew all about how cruel declawing is and those kittens have scratching posts and the mommys have learned how to trim their claws regularly if necessary too.
The children they live with are learning that kittens love to play but they must not hurt them. Kittens are born with claws because they need claws, no one has the right to take those claws away and disable perfectly healthy little animals.