Declawing

Madison Cat Project does not allow our cats and kittens to be declawed. Declawing is an invasive and unnecessary surgery.

From the AAHA statement on Declawing: "Declawing is not just removal of the claw; it is a major surgery involving amputation. [It is also] rarely a medically necessary procedure. There are inherent risks and complications with any surgical procedure, including, but not limited to, anesthetic complications, side effects associated with analgesics, hemorrhage, infection, and pain." 

If you have questions, we would be happy to talk to you about alternatives to declawing, such as gel caps, scratching posts and behavior modification. You can find more information about the problems caused by declawing and solutions to scratching problems here. 

Occasionally, we have cats who are already declawed come into our rescue. If you are looking for cat who has already been declawed and we do not currently have any in our program, we would be happy to put you on a waiting list. Please contact us with any questions.