by Donna Mankenta
(Eagle Rock, CA)
Kudos to the groups that brought pressure on the Los Angeles and Burbank City Councils to enact bans on declawing!
It’s interesting to note the clinics in surrounding areas are “picking up the slack” and performing more declaws than ever. It seems as though one result of the bans has been for owners to seek declaw from more than eager clinics in non-ban jurisdictions.
I found six of them that are pushing declaws aggressively, some even offering referral fees. One of them, Animal Specialty Group in Glendale even states that with laser surgery and suitable pain management almost all cats will live normal, pain-free, and well-adjusted lives post surgery! Here is a link to their site promoting the procedure and spreading horrible misinformation: Animal Specialty Group
We must together bring attention to these outrageous profiteers and encourage local pet owners to no longer patronize these scumbags.
Hi Donna thanks for taking the time to update us. I hope you don’t mind but I changed to title to focus on the subject matter of the story a bit more accurately.