Kings Veterinary Hospital – time to laugh or cry
Yes, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I visit the Kings Veterinary Hospital website. The Declaw Hall of Fame website says that a certain infamous Dr. Paul LeCompte works there. I don’t know if he still does.
But I do know that the Kings Veterinary Hospital is located in Loveland, OH. You could not get a more inappropriate name if you are a cat going in for declawing – non therapeutic declawing as this is pretty much the only kind of declawing. The place should be called Hateland for a cat.
But what trumps the name of the town is their motto, their mission statement whatever you would like to call it:
“Where Pets Are Treated Like Royalty”
I think that statement needs to be qualified with the words, “unless you are a cat being declawed for non-therapeutic reasons. I am sure that there are lots of them.
How can a cat that is being severely mutilated for no good reason other than the convenience of the cat owner be described as being treated like Royalty?
This must be a misdescription surely? I would think that someone could sue them for that. It is a gross misrepresentation. Unless the partners or owners of the hospital are thinking of royalty who were executed.
Charles I of England comes to mind. He was beheaded. A similar kind of operation.
Or maybe the Kings Veterinary Hospital were thinking of Louis XVI of France who was executed by the guillotine. A very apt and symbolic event as a form of guillotine is used to chop of the 3rd phalanx of a cat’s digits when declawed.
But of course the esteemed Kings Veterinary Hospital use lasers, which they proclaim as shortening the recovery time and causing less pain (see Laser Declawing Encourages and Perpetuates Declawing)
They fail to mention that the operation is entirely unnecessary and doing it is in breach of their oath and the supposed reason why they became vets. Well we can overlook that can’t we…..I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.