Stop Declawing of Shelter Cats sign now

Frederick County Animal Control in Frederick, Maryland (FCAC) is currently considering changing the portion of its adoption contract which forbids the declawing of cats.

Despite the fact that all of the leading humane organizations in America have policies against declawing, and despite the fact that it is outlawed in many countries (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, and many more), the Shelter Director is still considering this change.

Declawing is very cruel and inhumane. If you don't understand why, please visit these links. WARNING: Graphic and not for the weak of heart.

http://declaw.lisaviolet.com/declawpics.html
http://community-2.webtv.net/zuzu22/stopdeclawtemporary/

Not only is declawing extremely cruel, it can also cause behavioral problems in cats. Because of these behavioral problems, many of these cats are surrendered back to shelters AFTER they are adopted and then declawed. According to PETA, declawed cats are much more likely to be surrendered to shelters. The people that have put their cats through this horrible ordeal refuse to deal with the behavioral changes that THEY caused, then they surrender their pets back to the shelters. Which means adoption returns skyrocket.

We are asking that you please sign this petition if you oppose the declawing of cats.

This petition will be presented to the shelter director, the board of commissioners in Frederick, and to the Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. This is a committee that looks into any complaints from the public and who works with the shelter to make things better for the shelter pets.

Thank you very much.

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Latest Signatures

  • 13 December 2015850. Debbie G
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015849. Diana G
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015848. Roger M
    Cats have claws. If you don't want an animal with claws, don't adopt a cat. But please don't remove the only defence a cat has...that's just cruel and stupid. I have 2 adopted cats whom I love like my children and they have their claws. True they claw fur
  • 09 December 2015847. Melissa P
    В City and State Pittsburgh, PA
  • 08 December 2015846. Christina C
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015845. Patti B
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015844. Eileen M
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015843. Kayla T
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015842. Kathleen W
    This is a cruel and selfish human practice! City and State warminster,pa.
  • 30 November 2015841. Alessia T
    Humans' cruelty has no limits...STOP abusing on animals!! City and State Italy
  • 30 November 2015840. Kathy Molina
    I have had and still have many cats and none have ruined any of my furniture. You just need to not be lazy and train them. City and State Ontario, California
  • 28 November 2015839. Tim M
    В City and State Greensburg, PA
  • 27 November 2015838. Mary C
    No, to cruelty. Yes, to humane treatment! City and State Pike Creek Valley, DE
  • 25 November 2015837. Greg C
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015836. Shirley R
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015835. Erica Bw
    Don't give in...please keep these kitties SAFE! Declawing is never ok...and people need to understand that. Please don't change a good thing! City and State Manassas, VA
  • 20 November 2015834. Anna Ep
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015833. Beth L
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015832. Kelly T
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015831. Lloyd B
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015830. Gretchen B
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015829. Patricia M
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015828. Debbie G
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015827. Edna T
    Declawing is inhumane and cruel. If you care more than your sofa than the life and wellbeing of your cat, you have NO BUSINESS having a cat, get a PLANT. City and State Houston, Texas
  • 06 November 2015826. Kimberly K
    I also recently adopted an adult cat from a shelter. I would never dream of declawing him! I wholeheartedly agree - declawing is inhumane, cruel and painful. City and State Henrietta, NY
  • 04 November 2015825. Susie J
    declawing is cruel, I have two cats that I adopted from the Humane Society and I never have any problems with my furnitures, I thaugh them and I took my time to train them to not scrath the furnitures and because I love them I will never declaw a cat. Cat
  • 01 November 2015824. Cathy B
    Declawing is painful and cruel and so many declawed cats wind up outside and are easily hurt b/c they cannot defend themselves. City and State Baton Rouge, LA

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FCAC, Commissioners, Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

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