Governor Signs Ban On Declawing Cats


Governor Signs Ban

On Declawing Cats

ALBANY – Governor Cuomo today signed the bill banning declawing of cats in the Empire State, a move hailed by he Humane Society of the United States.  New York is the first state to ban the procedure.

“This historic bill in New York is a watershed moment for the declawing issue,” said Humane Society President Kitty Block (cq), “and we hope other states will follow suit by prohibiting this unnecessary convenience surgery.”

Complications from declawing include an increase in biting and litterbox avoidance, which often results in the cat being surrendered to an animal shelter, Block said.

In particular, the Humane Society praised Assemblyman Linda B. Rosenthal,  D-Manhattan, Deputy Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, D-Queen, the Paw Project and “veterinarians across the state for their commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of cats in the Empire State.”

One thought on “Governor Signs Ban On Declawing Cats

  1. northildenbrand

    Isn’t there something a little more important in New York other than declawing a cat!how about getting the farmers some help. Get the homeless some help. How to lower taxes for the moderate income family! WOW declawing cats!

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