The ANNA Shelter Stopped declawing but 14 other Vet Clinics in The Erie area declaw cats.

The ANNA Shelter Stopped declawing but 14 other Vet Clinics in The Erie area declaw cats.

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City the Kitty started this petition to PA State Rep who holds the power to introduce the anti-declawing bill in PA State Rep. Rob Kauffman

Dear Erie, PA declawing veterinarians,

UPDATE August 2021.  We received this note from the director of The ANNA Shelter on Tuesday. "Hi - hadn't heard from you in a while so I wanted to update you. We no longer offer declaw at any of our clinics. The last vet who wanted to do them left us a few months ago to start her own practice and we decided unanimously to not continue this procedure. I am thrilled. Best of luck with your efforts. Ruth"

So, according to the director of the ANNA Shelter, Ruth Thompson, her WELLNESS Centers no longer declaw cats.

There are 21 vet clinics in the Erie, PA area and we found that only 7 of them don't declaw cats.

To the other 14 declawing vet practices,

 We, the undersigned, ask you to protect all animals and speak out against declawing, educate the public about the humane alternatives, and stop performing this inhumane and cruel amputation procedure in your clinics.  Here's our short story about the Erie declawing vet practices and the ones who don't declaw and put the welfare of innocent cats first.  Cats don't stand a chance in Erie

The ethical, humane no-declaw practices are the Choice Vets Pet Care in Fairview, PA, Fairview Veterinary Hospital, Regional Veterinary Center, Erie, PA,  Erie Animal Hospital, Millcreek Animal Hospital, North East Animal Hospital, and the ANNA Shelter’s Wellness Center. 

Please take your pets to these ethical and humane no-declaw veterinarians so you know that you can trust they have the welfare of your pets at the highest priority.

To the declawing vets: A veterinarian's mission is to protect and advocate for companion animals in need, to ease the pain and suffering in animals, and to promote the humane treatment of animals through education, advocacy and services.

Declawing is the opposite of all those ideals.

Declawing an inhumane and barbaric amputation procedure that always harms the long term health and well-being of a cat, it is cruel,  it is an act of mutilation, it is animal cruelty, it causes pain and suffering, and it is unnecessary.

There are many declawed kitties in Pennsylvania who are thrown away because of behavioral issues they develop from their toe bone amputations.

There are no studies or proof that declawing helps keep a cat in a home, in fact the opposite has been proven.

LASER declawing is NOT safer or better for a cat's health and well-being.

Please protect the health and well-being of cats and stop performing this inhumane, mutilating, and very unnecessary procedure.

Declawing is the amputation of a cat's last toe bone and claw. Declawing is performed at these 15 vet practices despite it having absolutely no benefit to the cat and despite it being bad for the welfare of ALL cats.

Cats deserve better.

Please stop declawing and provide brochures and information about the humane alternatives like nail trims, sturdy scratchers, scratching pads, and Soft Paws. Please educate cat owners about the awful truth about declawing so they stop asking for this barbaric and harmful procedure for their beloved cats.

It's time for you to be strong and be a true HUMANE leader in the veterinary profession and in animal welfare and protection.

We will celebrate your bravery in leading the way to a better world for cats.


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