Cornell Be A Leader In Feline Health: Condemn Declawing

Dear Cornell Feline Health Center,

We, the undersigned, ask you (Cornell) to honor the terms of Rhoda Hogan’s $125,000 anti-declawing bequest that you were awarded in 2007.

Rhoda A. Hogan wanted her bequest to go to, “An organization to be used to publicize and educate the public about the cruel effect of de-clawing cats and to support legislation forbidding it.”

When asked about this large sum of money, you said that you made 6 short videos for $100,000; however, the behaviorist for the shelter medicine program, who wrote all the material and spoke in the videos, said that she doesn’t remember being paid for them at all, but if she was indeed ever paid, it was no more than $200. She also said they only took 2 days to finish.

Either Cornell paid someone else $99,800 for these videos or Cornell still has that money, along with the remaining $25,000.

(Here is a link to the videos-

Could they possibly have cost $100,000 like Cornell claims? If you believe not, please sign our petition in the name of Rhoda A. Hogan who wanted the organization that accepted her money, Cornell, to help end declawing.

Cornell isn’t even supporting the anti-declawing bills currently going through the legislature in New York State, A 595/ S3376.

Cornell even declaws cats at their own Cornell Feline Health Animal Hospital.

More about Rhoda Hogan's $125,000 bequest to Cornell-

Here are more of my petitions to help end declawing-

1) Mars Inc. (VCA, Banfield, BluePearl Vet practices, stop performing non-therapeutic procedures including declawing-

2) American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) - Stop declawing at your "Cat Friendly" practices-

3) American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) - Stop declawing at your AAHA hospitals-

4) Purina- Help us end declawing with some of the millions of dollars you are making from it-

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Also please go to the to read about the facts about declawing and their crusade to end declawing. They are also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


This petition will be delivered to:
  • Luis M. Schang, MV, PhD Director, Cornell Feline Health Center
  • Bruce G. Kornreich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM Associate Director, Cornell Feline Health Center

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