Stop cat declawing

| 24 Feb 2015 | 10:43

To the Editor:

Hello. My name is Caroline Madaio and I am a 10-year-old girl.

I am an animal lover and I think that declawing cats is a big problem in the United States. First of all, declawing cats hurts them for their whole life. They also can’t use the litter box properly so they will pee and poop all over the house. When you declaw a cat you are disabling the poor thing; if the cat becomes feral, it can’t protect itself or do its natural instinct: scratch.

Declawing a cat is not a simple clip of the nail. It is, in fact, a serious surgery consisting of the amputation of the last bone of each toe along with the tendons, nerves, and ligaments.

I really think that declawing cats should be banned, and I totally agree with Linda B. Rosenthal’s article.


Caroline Madaio