1 4 5 6  8 9 10 12
Sherry,You can change "some" to "vast majority" because I concur with you regarding the uneducated choice of declawing. It's almost too easy to make the decision, nor is anyone willing to try other methods before the procedure. Furthermore, malice means an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse. Additionally, if the original thread is real, and not a troll. For the nth time, neither you nor I can give the cat back its claws. I'm sorry, you just can't.

I too would have liked to see the cat keep its claws. However, in this particular situation it seems that the cat has adapted as best as can be expected, and it's seemingly in a home with an owner (uneducated and or unconcerned about the declawing procedure) who can support the needs of the cat. At this point in time, it does no good to you or I to dwell on what happened to the cat. If the post is real, all you and I can do is wish the owner and the cat the very best and hope this cat won't become another statistic in a shelter or humane society.

Also, being that I am finishing my last part of my residency, I have seen far worse things than the declawing of a cat. The procedure itself isn't as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. It's the recovery time of the cat that makes it hard to swallow. There isn't anything more agonizing than seeing an animal in pain for no reason.
Sherry,Give me some time to dig up the regulation. However, it is a Florida State wide law that all animals which are unattended have to be caged. The exclusion is pets which fall into being property of an individual, or individuals, such as dogs and cats. There are other exclusions, but the ordinance is directed towards pet stores, and shelters. Furthermore, the state has revamped their definition of unattended, so I'm sure it will be modified again, soon.

This ordinance was passed by the Florida legislature at the beginning of the year and taxable shelters, pet stores, and humane societies through out the state have until June1, 2004 to comply. If they do not conform, the state revokes their license if caught. Does that mean everyone will comply? NO! This was passed because of an accident at Pets Mart store a while back. Allegedly, a mother and her young son were in the store to purchase pet supplies when the little boy darted over to a constructed fence which contained adoptable dogs.

Allegedly, one of the dogs bit the young boy on the hand causing a laceration requiring stitches. The other incident happened at another large pet store. Allegedly, on one of the adoption days the store hosted for adoptable pets. Supposedly, a small child tried to pick up a cat, and the cat scratched the child on the face, prompting the overzealous parent to take the chain to court. From what I recall, both cases were settled out of court, but once these two incidents received media attention there was an influx of similar incidents.

The state passed the ordinance with the hope to keep unattended animals contained, or attended which currently reside in a shelter, or store. When I get back into town and I have the time, I will try to find you the ordinance, out of Tallahassee.
You can change "some" to "vast majority" because I concur with you regarding the uneducated choice of declawing.

Sorry, I don't recall exactly the sentence you're referring to and don't want to dig it up again. . It would help tremendously if you would post the text that you're replying to when you post.
It's almost too easy to make the
decision, nor is anyone willing to try other methods before the procedure.

Absolutely right. It's instant gratification. The quick fix. Solving the "problem" with the least amount of effort possible. Hack those cllaws off, and don't bother spending time training, or clipping, or covering furniture, or Soft Paws, or any of the other alternatives available.
Furthermore, malice means an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse.

Yes, I know. But malice is a noun, which threw me in your use in that particular sentence. Which, again, I can't recite from memory and you haven't posted it for readers to refer back to.
For the nth time, neither you nor I can give the cat back its
claws. I'm sorry, you just can't.

Well, duh, I know that. That does not mean I have to condone the deed, just because it's already done.
However, in this particular situation it seems that the cat has
adapted as best as can be expected, and it's seemingly in a home with an owner (uneducated and or unconcerned ... and the cat the very best and hope this cat won't become another statistic in a shelter or humane society.

Of course I hope the cat is in a forever home. It's going to be a hell of a rough life if he isn't since he's already maimed to suit the needs of the present owner.
(snipped irrelevent part)
The procedure itself isn't as horrible as everyone
makes it out to be

Sure. A quadruple bypass is a breeze, also. A walk in the park. Till the patient wakes up.
. It's the recovery time of the cat that makes it hard to
swallow. There isn't anything more agonizing than seeing an animal in pain for no reason.

Amen.
Sherry
(Email Removed) writes
Of course I hope the cat is in a >forever home. It's going to be a >hell of a rough life if he isn't since he's >already maimed to suit the needs >of thepresent owner.

You have no idea if the cat will have a comfy life or a rough one. Thousands of cats have been declawed and live very pampered lives.
Neither do you, so it's a moot point, isn't it?
Thousands
of cats have been declawed and live very pampered lives.

And thousands have been dumped, or relinquished to shelters. Just like clawed cats. No guarantees.
Sherry
Really? Perhaps you should have the ends of your fingers cut off. Then possibly, you might be able to better understand the procedure.
See my cats: http://community.webshots.com/album/56955940rWhxAe Raw Diet Info: http://www.holisticat.com/drjletter.html http://www.geocities.com/rawfeeders/ForCatsOnly.html Declawing Info: http://www.wholecat.com/articles/claws.htm
and many don't, NY Writer. I see you're back to promoting declawing.
See my cats: http://community.webshots.com/album/56955940rWhxAe Raw Diet Info: http://www.holisticat.com/drjletter.html http://www.geocities.com/rawfeeders/ForCatsOnly.html Declawing Info: http://www.wholecat.com/articles/claws.htm
(Email Removed) (Sherry )
wrote
You have no idea if the cat will have a comfy life or a rough one.

sriddles
Neither do you, so it's a moot point, isn't it?

I'm not the one who brought up that point. I was refuting that point.

luvskats
Thousands of cats have been >declawed and live very pampered lives.

sriddles
And thousands have been dumped, or relinquished to shelters. >Just like clawedcats. No guarantees.

You can do this dance for the next century. Nothing is guaranteed. Read s-l-o-w-l-y and try to follow along...cats can be surrendered for any number of reasons. The specific situation of this thread is that an individual took in a cat and had that cat declawed. Not everybody is on the bandwagon that you're on despite your desperate and repeat attempt to try to dictate your views to anyone who would listen. Again..I'm not advocating declawing, but - from work/personal experience - I do not believe that the cat is ruined forever and can't live a perfectly happy life. We went over this already.

Shall we begin to list the reasons where cats can't/won't live happy lives? Here's 5

1) Cat is ignored by caretaker.
2) Cat is disciplined by rolled up newspaper, yelled at, hit with open hand.
3) Cat doesn't get food & water on a regular basis.
4) Cat is allowed to get sick and not brought to vet for remedy.
5) Cat resides at the abode of (Email Removed).
PawsForThought,
I quote you, "Really? Perhaps you should have the ends of your fingers cut off. Then possibly, you might be able to better understand the procedure."
At no point in time did I EVER ADVOCATE DECLAWING. I AM FINISHING THE LAST PORTION OF MY RESIDENCY. I deal with HUMAN trauma everyday. I tend to everything from car and motorcycle accidents, to the flu. I specifically indicated that the DECALWING PROCEDURE (THE OPERARION) is not as bad as you make it out to be. Declawing is rather tame to what I am exposed to on a regular basis. Furthermore, I suggest you sit through an autopsy, and deal with HUMAN trauma, then compare the two. I think if you do, you will see that there is no comparison. Until then, go back revisit the thread, and indicate to me and everyone else here, where I specifically indicate that I am pro-declaw.
Show more