City Council Pushes Declawing Ban Proposal Forward

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council has unanimously voted to advance a proposal to ban cat declawing.

The only exception is if the practice is deemed medically necessary by a veterinarian.

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Declawing is a practice that requires amputating the first digit on a cat’s claw – removing bone and the tendon that grows nail fiber down to the first knuckle.

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Supporters of the ban say the procedure can lead to behavior problems and leaves cats defenseless.

The council could make a final decision in November.

RELATED: Push To Ban Cat Declawing Heads to City Council Committee

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