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Declawing a cat

Posted by on May. 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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I am moving at the end of June and my soon-to-be landlord wants me to get my cat declawed so she doesn't ruin the new carpet.  I understand why she fears that my cat will destroy it and after all she doesn't know my cat.  My cat does not claw at things.  I think it is cruel to get a cat declawed.  I did some research and they take the bones out that grow the nails.  I am torn by this.

What do you think about declawing cats?

by on May. 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

bumping

offrdngal
by Terri on May. 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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HELL NO!!! It is mutilation! I would never have a cat declawed.
-42-
by Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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See if you can compromise and get those claw cover things instead.
hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 23, 2014 at 9:17 AM


Quoting offrdngal: HELL NO!!! It is mutilation! I would never have a cat declawed.

I'm so glad I am not alone in thinking that.

hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM


Quoting -42-: See if you can compromise and get those claw cover things instead.

That's an idea.  Thanks.

The_Doodle
by Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

I wouldn't do it. I have stopped looking into rentals that require a cat to be declawed.

dixiegurl223626
by Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Those claw covers work very nice and stay on well. Also, you can buy them in colors like sparkle pink or glow in the dark so kitty can make a fashion statement.

hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 23, 2014 at 9:21 AM


Quoting The_Doodle:

I wouldn't do it. I have stopped looking into rentals that require a cat to be declawed.

She didn't tell me until after I signed the lease.

Momofmenagerie
by Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:22 AM
Never. I'd find another place or find her a home where she can keep her paws intact.

Keep doing your research .
The_Doodle
by Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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Quoting hayliedlr:

Quoting The_Doodle:

I wouldn't do it. I have stopped looking into rentals that require a cat to be declawed.

She didn't tell me until after I signed the lease.

We are new to renting (been in one since we started four years ago) but I would think that if declawing is required that it would be in your lease. I know our pet policy is covered in ours. If it's not in the lease I would definitely bring that up to her.

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