2020-01_FL_DECLAW_344.jpgThis action is ONLY for residents of Florida

Update: March 10, 2020

Unfortunately, the committee deciding on Florida's bill to ban cat declawing will not meet again in 2020, so the bill will not move forward. Alley Cat Allies thanks everyone who took action on this important legislation and will update you when the declawing ban, SB48, is under consideration again next year.

Original Message:

On January 14, Florida’s Senate Committee on Agriculture will hold a meeting to discuss an important bill to prohibit the declawing of cats, an outdated practice that does harm to a cat’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

According to top experts, declawing does not protect human health or keep more cats in homes. In fact, the behavior and medical issues caused by declawing, such as biting, avoiding the litter box, and chronic pain and arthritis, are the main reasons cats are abandoned.

Claws arUpdate 3/10/2020: Unfortunately, the committee deciding on Florida's bill to ban cat declawing will not meet again in 2020, so the bill will not move forward. Alley Cat Allies thanks everyone who took action on this important legislation and will update you when the declawing ban, SB48, is under consideration again next year. extremely important part of a cat’s anatomy and should stay on their paws. There is never a need to declaw, as there are inexpensive and effective ways to redirect unwanted scratching. Declawing is a non-therapeutic practice, meaning it has no benefit for a cat. It’s time for it to end.

By January 13, ask your senators to support SB48 and ban declawing in Florida.