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Houston Humane Society does not know the meaning of the word “humane” — 6 Comments

  1. It’s too bad when a “humane” society isn’t. It’s also too bad when an owner isn’t humane. Maybe if a human wants a cat declawed, the human must go through it first.

    • I agree!

      Or better yet, adopt a shelter cat or kitten that has already been mutilated under the guise of keeping his original home! Isn’t that why veterinarians claim they declaw in the first place? Maybe they can explain why shelters are full of declawed cats?

  2. its sad when a vet is ok with this procedure. unfortunately, our society is such that if someone is willing to pay for something there will ALWAYS be someone willing to provide said service(s). what SHOULD be happening is that the vet SHOULD be informing his animal caretakers that de-clawing their cat is just as traumatic and painful(mentally, physically, AND emotionally)as having a persons nails forcefully pulled off appears to be when we see it done in the movies AS A FORM OF TORTURE for god sakes! who DOESNT cringe during THOSE parts, & if/when they do, HOW could they possibly think doing THAT to ANY animal is ok?! the sad thing is that NO ONE in that office said anything when THEY(the vet &/or nurse)SHOULDVE said, “we absolutely DO NOT do THAT to ANY animal we treat. it is INHUMANE & COMPLETELY unnecessary. u could just as easily(& cheaply) spend $20+ to get a GOOD cat-scratching post, etc & train your cat to use THAT if you are concerned about what he/she will do to your furniture in the future. the thing to remember when you adopt ANY animal: a little training goes a long way.” they SHOULD also be dissuading ALL their clients from THIS practice at every opportunity. im PRETTY sure if that person was asked if he/she thought it was a good idea to have THEIR nails ripped out just so THEY wouldnt be able to scratch someTHING or someONE that they would say, “hell no, buddy! thats going a bit too far…doncha think?”. i feel like if the PROponents of THIS proceedure(as well as some of the other needless & inhumae procedures, etc that people SAY are ok to do to animals for the sake of THEIR comfort/sheer laziness)stopped to put themselves in the ANIMALS position then MAYBE some of it would stop. maybe its just wishful thinking though. rant done. up with kitties; down with dumb vets that pander to dumb care-takers.

  3. We have to keep putting the information out there, since so many people don’t realize and aren’t informed by the vet. Money is more important to the vet, and convenience is priority for the cat guardian. People need to see the pictures of declawed kitties, and read the stories of what happens to them.

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