The whole world needs to know this cat’s story and to join the movement to have the declawing of cats banned worldwide! The medical records of Martha, a blue cream Persian cat, show that she was FOUR PAW declawed on 11th July 2014.
What sort of vet would declaw a cat of her age? Bad enough front paw declawing at her age or at any age, but declawing ALL FOUR paws is nothing short of EVIL. Imagine the shock and pain and bewilderment this poor cat must have suffered and still be suffering. How can she ever recover?
We don’t know who was caring for her in between enduring that cruel surgery up until she was for sale in a Pet Shop, for an adoption fee of $69 USD. The lady in the Pet Shop said she had come from a Veterinary Hospital. This is all the information the concerned cat rescuers could get.
One person said Martha may have had an elderly caretaker who had died and that the Veterinary Hospital had taken her in, but if so, why did they declaw her?
Before the Rescuers could get her out of the Pet Shop to take her to a Persian Cat Rescue, she was sold to someone unknown! Who adopted her? Will they understand her needs? Will they care for her properly?
I’m hoping that some of those wonderful people who dedicate their lives to rescuing cats, will come and tell us if they find out more about how Martha came to be in that shop and if they have found out where she is now and if she is with someone who will care for her as she should be.
This horrific story highlights the cruelty of declawing. That any vet would amputate the eighteen toe ends of a ten year old cat, is beyond belief.
Bad enough depriving young kittens of their claws, disabling them for life, bad enough declawing adult cats of any age, bad enough any cat having to live with two mutilated paws, but whoever performed this cruel surgery on Martha should be named and shamed! He/she would be struck off the Veterinary register in other civilised countries of the world.
Yet declawing is LEGAL in the USA!
This vet won’t be punished, the only one being punished is Martha, the victim! PLEASE everyone, help us to stop this legalised abuse of cats, Martha can never have her toe ends back but together we can protect more cats from the same fate.
Declawing does not keep cats in their homes, it does just the opposite in fact, because people who will only have an adapted cat with no claws, certainly won’t tolerate a cat with behavioural problems caused by being declawed.
- Join the Paw Project, see the ways you can help. Like their page and all the Paw Project branch pages on Facebook if you are a member and follow them on Twitter.
- Watch and share the Paw Project movie.
- Share Martha’s story.
On behalf of all the cats suffering and all the cats doomed to suffer from being declawed until we stop it,
PLEASE help us to help them!