The cat was mom's and she died after a long illness. The cat had clawed up a lot of furniture in the house and no one else wanted the cat. The cat also had a skin condition which now necessitates a depomedrol shot each month.
I took the cat on condition that it would be declawed so it wouldn't tear my stuff up. The others involved didn't really want that to happen but didn't want the alternative (euthanasia).
"Kitty kat" is very happy to still be alive and is actually doing better now than when I got him six and a half years ago.

So, for all you anti-declawers I would tell you to go get a life.

Cropwalk2004
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The only problem with your argument is that, as I read it, the cat was declawed before you took it (yes?) and therefore you spent no time even trying to change the behavior. It might have served the cat better if you had come to this group years ago to try to find strategies to discourage the behavior. I never realized how many methods there are available to discourage inappropriate clawing till I started reading this NG.

I'm glad you kitty is still alive and hasn't suffered (apparently) any of the negatives that are possible when this procedure is done.

Wendy
The cat was mom's and she died after a long illness. The cat had clawed up a lot of furniture in the house and no one else wanted the cat. The cat also had a skin condition which now necessitates a depomedrol shot each month.
I took the cat on condition that it would be declawed so it wouldn't tear my stuff up. The others involved didn't really want that to happen but didn't want the alternative (euthanasia).
"Kitty kat" is very happy to still be alive and is actually doing better now than when I got him six and a half years ago.

So, for all you anti-declawers I would tell you to go get a life.

Cropwalk2004
The cat was mom's and she died after a long illness. The cat had clawed up a lot of furniture ... still be alive and is actually doing better now than when I got him six and a half years ago.

A better man would have taken the cat and trained him/her, and therefore would not have had to mutilate her. I guess if that was the best you can do, then, well, there you have it.
So, for all you anti-declawers I would tell you to go get a life.

Did you make that up yourself, you dimwitted scumbag whose life revolves around furniture?
Everyone,
Just be happy that the cat isn't in a shelter waiting to find a home, or on the street. Be happy the cat has a home. It's one less cat everyone has to worry about being hit by a car, or even euthanized. Deal with it.
Just be happy that the cat isn't in a shelter waiting to find a home, or on the street. Be ... It's one less cat everyone has to worry about being hit by a car, or even euthanized. Deal with it.

Never. It is attitudes like yours that will make it harder to have the mutilating procedure banned. Read some of the archives. Diversion and training work.
So, for all you anti-declawers I would tell you to go get a life.

You would have done much better by adopting the intact cat out to a friend with patience or a no-kill shelter.
In any case, nice bit of trolling.

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Cheryl,
I'm not indicating I agree with the declawing procedure. I'm HAPPY that the cat cannot be counted as another statistic in an already over crowed shelter, waiting to be adopted in a city or town. I'm glad the cat has a home, not a cage.
The cat was mom's and she died after a long illness. The cat had clawed up a lot of furniture in the house and no one else wanted the cat. The cat also had a skin condition which now necessitates a depomedrol shot each month.

Too bad you didn't try to rehome the cat into a safe home where it wouldn't have to be declawed, and could be respected for the whole cat that it was. Emotion: sad
I took the cat on condition that it would be declawed so it wouldn't tear my stuff up. The others ... six and a half years ago. So, for all you anti-declawers I would tell you to go get a life.

Talk to us when the cat develops arthritis, or has a regrowth. Tell us then how "well" the cat is doing.
-L.
You took the cat under the condition that he be mutilated? That is pretty cruel considering that you could have actually taken the time to teach the cat on how to use a scratching post. I think it is you who should have been declawed so you could have matched the lack of brain power and reasoning you seem to have.

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