Tell Banfield Vet Hospitals to Ban Declawing
  • Petitioned Karen K. Faunt, DVM

This petition was delivered to:

Karen K. Faunt, DVM
Karen Johnson, DVM
Jeffrey S. Klausner, DVM
Bob Lester, DVM
Elizabeth Lund, DVM
Kerri Marshall, DVM

Tell Banfield Vet Hospitals to Ban Declawing

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

Banfield is the world's largest vet practice with over 750 veterinary hospitals in the U.S. The company protects the welfare of dogs by not allowing elective surgeries such as ear cropping, tail docking and debarking. However, they continue to declaw cats.

Like ear cropping and tail docking, declawing is an elective amputation surgery. There is no medical reason for removing a cat's claws, and the surgery is often painful and can lead to behavioral problems. The procedure has been deemed inhumane and banned in over 37 countries and a handful of cities in the U.S. and Canada. Most of the problems that people have with their cats' claws can be solved through behavior modification and non-surgical techniques.

Ask Banfield to look out for the welfare of their feline patients, in addition to dogs, and stop offering routine declawing surgeries.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Olga Nieves LOWELL, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      . There is no need for this procedure. I work in an all cat clini vDeclawing is cruel nd barbaricDeclawing

    • norma mcqueen LONGVIEW, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      They do not take off just the claws when they declaw, they remove a toe joint, some cats are crippled or even die from this mutilation. Cats are very teachable. I have two, and my furniture is not clawed. Keep their claws clipped.

    • elizabeth carter CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      please sign and share

    • donna wulfing LAKE ELMO, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      I am not a cat owner, but I have seen the pain of their recovery, owners need to find a way to work with their pets habits as do dog owners that have chewers. We don't pull their theeth.

    • Paige Anderson EUGENE, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      Don't do anything to an animal that you wouldn't do to yourself.


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