Cat Declawing Ban Up For Final Vote Monday Night

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council is expected to vote on the cat declawing ban on Monday night.

The council unanimously approved a first reading of the ban, 11-0, last week. Monday night’s vote will be the final vote.

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Veterinarians call declawing a major and often painful surgery. The procedure is an amputation of a cat’s first knuckle.

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The ban would outlaw the procedure in Denver unless a surgery was medically necessary.

Vets say cats who are declawed are more likely to exhibit bad behaviors and eventually cause owners to give up on their pets.

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A ban could potentially lower the number of cats in rescue shelters.

Most veterinarians already say they won’t perform a declaw surgery for an owner’s vanity. However, supporters of the ban say a regulation is needed.

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