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Declawing: San Francisco outlaws feline declaw surgeries

Billboard photo declawing

I wondered if this would pass.That’s good news, especially for cats that don’t want their “fingers” cut off!

I thought the information below might interest you. Just received this press release from the Paw Project, one of the leading sponsors of anti-declawing measures in the state. /Gary


SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 on Tuesday to make non-therapeutic declawing of cats illegal within the County of San Francisco.  Based on recommendations made by the city’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission and City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee, today’s measure, passed on its first reading, makes San Francisco the third city in California to ban the procedure.

“We are doing the right thing,” stated Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who introduced the proposed measure and has publicly called the practice of declawing “animal cruelty.”
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Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Under: Cats, Declawing | 3 Comments »