VetCor, Please stop allowing declawing in your clinics! Declawing is animal cruelty!

VetCor, Please stop allowing declawing in your clinics! Declawing is animal cruelty!

March 5, 2020
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CEO Vetcor Dan Adams
Signatures: 1,036Next Goal: 1,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by City the Kitty

Screenshot is from a VetCor practice's website in the Kitten Preventive Care section.


Dear VetCor,

Please don't allow declawing in your 741 vet practices in America. Here's our story showing how some of the VetCor leaders and practices are declawing cats. Vetcor and declawing

There are plenty of peer-reviewed studies that show how bad declawing is for cats.

Now that you know better, please do better and do your part to help protect cats from this barbaric cruelty and harm.

Declawing is the amputation of a cat's last toe bone. It has absolutely no benefit for the cat and is very detrimental to a cat's long-term health and well-being.

There are always easy, humane alternatives to this mutilating amputation procedure.  Know the facts. Declawing facts & humane options

VCA Canada stopped declawing in 2018 and VCA America stopped declawing in Feb. 2020. Here's VCA America's declawing policy statement. VCA's Declawing Policy

Banfield Pet Hospitals stopped declawing in January 2020. Here's their new declawing policy statement. Banfield Declawing Policy

All the big veterinary organizations, AVMA, AAHA, and AAFP oppose declawing.

Here are some facts vs myths from VCA that show why it is wrong to declaw a cat.

"Studies have shown that if an owner is intolerant of a cat scratching the couch, it is likely that same owner would be intolerant of the cat not using the litter box or beginning to bite harder and with increased frequency.

It is a common misconception among veterinary professionals that scratching behavior is one of the most common reasons for relinquishment of cats to shelters. Our experience and that of shelter operators has taught us differently. Other problems, house soiling and aggression, are listed as the top two behavioral reasons cats lose their homes. Scratching behavior is far down the list, right next to reasons like the cat requires too much attention, and scratching is rarely a reason given for relinquishment.

The Centers for Disease Control, the WHO, the National Institutes of Health, the US Public Health Service, and the Canadian Medical Association all agree that declawing cats belonging to owners who are immunocompromised is “not advised.” AAHA and AAFP agree. We do not believe that declawing a cat to protect human health is a valid reason, and in fact, it could quite possibly give people a false sense of security and put these people in jeopardy of being bitten, which is usually far more threatening to the health of a human than a scratch would be. If the declawed cat were to stop using the litterbox and leave excrement in other parts of the house, that, too, is dangerous for immunocompromised people. We believe common sense methods of protecting oneself from cat scratches are enough. Declawing is not the solution."

Here are more of our petitions to help end declawing.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) -
For more information about declawing go to

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