Amputation Situation

Would you like to have your toes cut off?

Cats’ claws and the bones and cartilage that hold them in place allow cats to balance properly, climb, and defend themselves, among other functions. Declawing, a surgical procedure that removes these claws, bones, and cartilage (amputating the animal’s toes at the last joint), is a painful and permanently crippling procedure. It is inhumane. Do people have the right to mutilate their animals by amputating their toes to protect their furniture?

Please take one minute of your time and phone City Hall to ask that a resolution condemning declawing be passed. Cities in California that have passed legislation abolishing declawing are: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Berkeley, Culver City, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Burbank. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “does not approve of the declawing of cats as a matter of supposed convenience to cat owners. It is a form of mutilation and it causes pain.”

Please help. One minute of your time. One phone call. (805) 963-0611.

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