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Letter to the Editor: Maryland Should Outlaw Cat Declawing

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

This letter to the editor was published in the Baltimore Sun on March 18, 2022.
Dear Editor:
Maryland has the opportunity to take a humane step forward for the cats in our state by outlawing declawing, a cruel and painful procedure that can cause lifelong harm to cats. Our state should approve the declawing ban currently under consideration by the General Assembly.
Declawing is a needless, inhumane surgery on cats. It is painful and stressful, and its harmful long-term effects are so disruptive that cats can end up being relinquished to shelters.
Declawing is not as simple as trimming your...
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Letter to the Editor: Delaware can stop declawing cats

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

This letter to the editor was published in the Delaware Online on March 24, 2022.
Delaware must ban declawing
The Delaware General Assembly has the opportunity to take a humane step forward for the cats in the state by passing a bill, HB 333, that would outlaw declawing, a cruel and painful procedure that can cause lifelong harm to cats.
Declawing is a needless, inhumane surgery on cats. It is painful and stressful, and its harmful long-term effects are so disruptive that cats can end up being relinquished to shelters.
Declawing is not as simple as trimming your nails. It is a surgical...
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Becky Robinson Supports Maryland Declaw Ban on WTTG-TV

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

Our President and Founder Becky Robinson spoke on WTTG-TV in DC today to advocate for the cat declaw ban that's close to becoming law in Maryland-and explain why declawing is a painful and cruel procedure that has lifelong consequences for cats .
Watch the interview here and below:
Maryland's declaw ban passed in the legislature on April 4 and is now on Governor Larry Hogan's desk to sign into law. Becky submitted testimony to lawmakers throughout the process .
When the pair of bills the ban involves pass, Maryland will officially be the second state in the nation, only after New York, to...
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Marylanders: Ask Governor Hogan to Sign Declawing Ban Into Law

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

Maryland could become the second state in the nation, behind only New York, to ban the harmful and traumatic practice of cat declawing!
If you live in Maryland, you can make it happen by urging Governor Larry Hogan to sign a pair of bills from the Maryland General Assembly that will prohibit declaw surgery.
Take action now: Ask Governor Hogan to outlaw declawing throughout Maryland. Ask him to sign HB 22 / SB 67 into law!
These bills have passed the legislature with strong support but still need the governor's signature to become law. So please, take a few minutes to urge Governor Hogan to...
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Maryland's Cat Declawing Ban Celebrated by Alley Cat Allies as the State Adopts Anti-Declaw Bill

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

BETHESDA, Md. - Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson praised Maryland for banning the declawing of cats through an anti-declawing bill supported by a bi-partisan group of legislators and signed into law today by Governor Larry Hogan. The law takes effect October 1, 2022.
“Delegates and senators heard from the people of Maryland and made a powerful decision that we will no longer allow cats in our state to endure this cruel, crippling procedure,” Robinson said. “Amputating the last joints from cats' toes is excruciating, causing a lifetime of pain and unintended...
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Take Action: Make California the Third State to Ban Cat Declawing

Take Action: Make California the Third State to Ban Cat Declawing

1 month ago   |   By Alley Cat

Maryland became the second state in the nation to outlaw cat declawing yesterday, and we can keep up the lifesaving momentum! Right now, California is considering its own declawing ban-and is poised to become the third state to bring an end to this invasive and painful surgery that only rarely has medical benefit for cats.
If you live in California, ask your legislators to vote YES on the statewide declawing ban, A 2606!
The California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee is considering A 2606 now. We need this bill to pass in the committee and the full Assembly so it can go...
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