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Stop Declawing Rescued Felines

99% of the felines taken into any rescue have been either abused or neglected. 99% of rescues in Michigan are against the mutilation of felines by declawing. Lake Haven Declaws felines because they "might" get adopted faster meaning more money in their pockets.

Declawing is not without complication. The rate of complication is relatively high compared with other so-called routine procedures. Complications of this amputation can be excruciating pain, damage to the radial nerve, hemorrhage, bone chips that prevent healing, painful regrowth of deformed claw inside of the paw which is not visible to the eye, and chronic back and joint pain as shoulder, leg and back muscles weaken.

The fact that many cats recover from the hideous experience of declawing without untoward effects, and even though they may not hold grudges, that doesn't seem sufficient justification for putting a family member through such a repugnant experience. In short, a declawed cat is a maimed, mutilated cat, and no excuse can justify the operation. Your cat should trust you, and depend upon you for protection. Don't betray that trust by declawing your cat.

The following is a list of countries in which declawing cats is either illegal
or considered extremely inhumane and only performed under extreme medical circumstances.

England
Scotland
Wales
Italy
France
Germany
Bosnia
Austria
Switzerland
Norway
Sweden
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Ireland
Denmark
Finland
Slovenia
Portugal
Belgium
Brazil
Australia
New Zealand
Yugoslavia
Malta
Israe

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  • Lake Haven Animal Rescue of Newaygo MI


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