Apartment management companies: Stop requiring cats to be declawed!
  • Petitioning Atlantic Realty Partners

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Apartment management companies: Stop requiring cats to be declawed!

    1. Petition by

      Karen Prosser

      Chicago, IL

Declawing is the surgical operation of removing a cat's claws by AMPUTATING THE LAST JOINT OF HIS OR HER TOES. Declawing is an archaic procedure and illegal in many European countries. Many apartment management companies allow cats, but some require them to be declawed in order to rent a unit. These companies need to be informed of how the declawing procedure is performed and the effects it has on the cat. 

Declawing methods:

-with a scalpel or guillotine clipper (most common)

-with a laser beam that cuts through the tissue by vaporizing it

Effects:

-Adverse reaction to anesthetic

-Gangrene, which can lead to limb amputation

-Hemorrhaging

-Permanent nerve damage

-Persistent pain

-Reluctance to walk

-Scar tissue formation

-Sequestrum (bone chips), requiring additional surgery

-Skin disorders

"Declawing results in a gradual weakening of leg, shoulder, and back muscles, and because of impaired balance caused by the procedure, declawed cats have to relearn to walk, much as a person would after losing his or her toes" (PETA).

There have also been long term effects linked to declawing such as a change in the cat's personality. Without their natural defense they might become ornery. The resulting insecurity might lead to urinating and defecating outside the litter box to mark their territory.

Declawing is a completely UNNECESSARY procedure. Let's protect our beautiful feline friends. Thank you very much for your support!

 

 

References:

Declawing.com

The Humane Society. "Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure". April 12, 2013. 

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/cats/tips/declawing.html#.Uo_yXMSsiSo 

Peta.org. "Declawing cats: Manicure or Mutilation?". 

http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/declawing-cats-manicure-mutilation/#ixzz2lQFCepHg.

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    • Nicole Ronca GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

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    • Doris Volmar BAESWEILER, IA
      • 5 months ago

      THAT`S BARBARIC!!! PLEASE STOP THIS NOW!!!!

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    • Arline Lawrie AYR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Declawing cats is completely vile and inhumane! How would you like to have the ends of your toes cut off and then be made to walk on them? It is a completely barbaric and unnecessary practise!

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    • Ardell Miller ALTON, IL
      • 6 months ago

      This is horrible and cruel!!!! Imagine having your own fingers amputated to rent apartment this is the same thing!!!

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    • Lisa Selby SANTA ROSA, CA
      • 6 months ago

      This is cruel and inhumane. How they can they defend themselves from attacking cats or other animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They can't if they're declawed!!!!!!!!

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