Cat Project Archives for November
20, 2017: "A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect
beatitude." - Jules Champfleury
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "If ya can't lick 'em...
Mewvie: The Rise of the Cats.
Feline Art: Mosaic by Martin
latest city to ban cat declawing.
by Chris Miller
Denver has taken a stand in the oft-controversial debate over declawing
cats, with the City Council unanimously passing a ban on the practice
Monday night. Critics have labeled the procedure, which is common in
most states, as inhumane.
The city is the first municipality in the country outside of California
to ban declawings. (Since 2003, eight cities in that state have prohibited
the act.) Public opinion was strongly behind the bill, though some pet
owners objected, saying any pain experienced by cats who underwent the
procedure was temporary.
The bill applies only to elective declawing. Any medically required procedure
is still permitted. The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association opposed
the bill, somewhat surprisingly, saying it was an issue that should be
left up to cat owners and their pets’ doctors.
Declawing, while it certainly stops cats from destroying furniture and
rugs, removes the top third of a feline’s digits. Veterinarians
described the procedure in graphic detail to City Council members in
hearings leading up to the vote.
While critics worry that the action could result in people surrendering
more cats to shelters, supporters note that California cities who have
similar legislation in place have not seen spikes in cat intakes at shelters.
21, 2017: "By associating with the cat, one only risks
becoming richer." - Colette
Gratuitous Kittiness: "'Tis but a scratch."
Mewvie: "Ooooh, how I loves my blanket!"
Feline Art: "Charlie
& Willy" by
22, 2017: "Cats are designated friends." - Norman
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Come the dawn, we ride!"
Mewvie: "Never gonna give you up."
Art: "Cat + Hair" by Terry runyan.
23, 2017: "The cat does not offer services. The cat
offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You
don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats
- William S. Burroughs
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Yeah, REAL funny, jerk."
Mewvie: Everyone deserves a little Thanksgiving.