posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:08 PM
I get furious when I hear that people get a cat and then have it declawed. What a sick, cruel thing to do to a kitty. Not only is it mutiliation
(akin to a person getting their fingers chopped down to the first knuckle), but it causes them pain when they scratch in the litter box, it causes
them psychological problems because their main form of protection is removed, and it causes them to walk in a weird way which destroys their spinal
Every cat I've ever known who was declawed turned out to be a biter. They are quick to bite and usually have mental problems, this is to make up for
the fact that they've no claws anymore. They cannot climb, or stretch and scratch like they NEED to do.
I cannot stress enough what a twisted and awful thing it is to do to a cat, just to save some crappy furniture. If your parents care that much about
their stuff, they can either give the kitty to somebody who won't declaw them, or they can put sticky tape on where they don't want the kitty to
scratch, and get them a good scratching post instead.
I have had many rescue kitties, and currently there are 9 in our house. They use their scratching posts, we have no problems with furniture
scratching, because the older ones remember the sticky tape. We also use a spray bottle with water for the occasional kitty misbehavior.
Declawing should be against the law. If I were you, I would steal the kitty and make sure it gets a home where it won't be declawed. I feel that
strongly about it. Worst thing you can do to a cat. Might as well lock it in a tiny cage and never let it out. Their claws are everything to them!!
Don't let it happen!!