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Urge Property Management Group to End Cruel Declawing Policies

July 25, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

Reportedly, Bruce Tanski Construction & Development, LLC—a property management group that owns multiple apartment complexes and townhomes in New York—requires tenants to declaw their cats. PETA has reached out to the company several times, but to no avail. We need your help!

Outlawed in 22 countries, declawing is a cruel and permanently crippling surgery involving amputation of the last joint of every toe, including bones and cartilage! Persistent pain, loss of balance, nerve damage, bone chips requiring additional surgery, gangrene, and skin disorders are associated physical complications—and nails can later grow back painfully and unseen, within the paw! Declawed cats often become reclusive, depressed, and insecure and begin eliminating outside the litterbox. Psychologically changed, these animals are then bounced around from home to home or wind up at animal shelters.

Please politely urge Bruce Tanski Construction & Development to join the numerous property management groups that do not require declawing. And please, forward this alert widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Polite comments can be sent to:

Bruce Tanski, Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Tanski Construction & Development, LLC
btconstruction@nycap.rr.com


SUBJECT

Please ban the declawing requirement for tenants’ cats in your properties


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Chief Executive Officer Tanski,

I am writing to ask that you please discontinue your requirement for tenants to declaw cats homed in any of your properties. This is a cruel, archaic procedure that causes suffering and pain, undesirable patterns and behaviour and has been recognized as such internationally. Declawing is illegal or restricted in over 20 countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada. Cities such as San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Norfolk, VA ban declawing — while Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Malibu and Santa Monica are evaluating similar legislation. The Humane Society of the U.S. and ASPCA oppose declawing. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons rejects the operation, describing it as “mutilation.”

Overwhelming evidence demonstrates declawing causes severe behavioral problems that often lead guardians to abandon their animals in overcrowded shelters; 33% of declawed cats begin post-procedure, according to a 2001 study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (JAVMA). National shelter surveys reveal that 70-80% of cats surrendered for offensive behavior are declawed. Declawed felines enter shelters with behavioral issues like biting or not using the litter box, claims shelter director William Lombardi of Gloucester County, New Jersey. For the estimated 70% of declawed cats who are euthanized, the surgery is a death sentence.

Moreover, declawing generates suffering and permanent disability. The invasive procedure amputates not only the claw, but also the entire last “knuckle” of a cat’s toes. Veterinary experts recognize laser or scalpel declawing as among the most painful surgeries routinely performed.

Please reconsider this cruel policy and ban the declawing requirement for tenants’ cats in your properties.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME

property mismanagers,
would you like it if your
nails
were ripped off of your fingers.
pain and emotional torment,
forever to linger?

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


19 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 26, 2012 3:58 am

    property mismanagers,
    would you like it if your
    nails
    were ripped off of your fingers.
    pain and emotional torment,
    forever to linger?

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  2. July 26, 2012 6:33 am

    Email sent

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  3. July 26, 2012 7:57 am

    Reblogged this on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.

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    • July 26, 2012 11:39 am

      As always, thanks, hon!

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      • July 26, 2012 2:48 pm

        Ok hun, having thought about this for some time, i have to ask…how the hell do I post a comment to you, just a random comment using this notification thing? my drugs make me puddled so don’t think I’m thick, well do cos I must be if I can’t figure it out…You wouldn’t think I used to be an IT lecturer at a higher ed college would you..lol..that was before accident though, so now my brain is mush from all morphine etc.
        Your gonna have to spell it out for me…like do I have to wait for you to make a comment for me to reply, or is it when I’m reblogging only…me Confucius!…lol
        step 1
        step2
        Oh I can just here you thinking, what the hell have I let myself in for….lol
        Go on, do it for me your sister animal warrior..:)

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      • July 26, 2012 2:51 pm

        Ok hun, having thought about this for some time, i have to ask…how the hell do I post a comment to you, just a random comment using this notification thing? my drugs make me puddled so don’t think I’m thick, well do cos I must be if I can’t figure it out…You wouldn’t think I used to be an IT lecturer at a higher ed college would you..lol..that was before accident though, so now my brain is mush from all morphine etc.
        Your gonna have to spell it out for me…like do I have to wait for you to make a comment for me to reply, or is it when I’m reblogging only…me Confucius!…lol I don’t have mine set to be able to post comments, just came from Care2 cos comments take up too much of my time, replying etc. then i don’t have time to post stuff!!
        Oh I can just here you thinking, what the hell have I let myself in for….lol
        Go on, do it for me your sister animal warrior..:) Luvs ya 2

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      • July 26, 2012 7:25 pm

        No worries, sis, it’s confusing to me, too. The only way to post a comment, any kind, even something random, is to post it like you did on any post/alert. I receive an email whenever somebody comments, so regardless of where you comment, I’ll see it. There really is no function to just chat or post random comments, but I am perfectly fine with you posting a comment on any post or alert. You don’t have to wait for me to comment, you can feel free to comment whenever you want, and I welcome it! Does that help at all? And if it makes any difference, I am degreed in technical writing, and I am not exactly skilled at explaining these things! I so hope that helps, but if that does not explain it, let me know and I’ll see if I can elaborate. Love ya back, warrior sis, thanks for being one of the good guys!

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  4. July 26, 2012 9:32 am

    That is such a good idea and we hope lots of people take advantage of it. We have never seen anything like that advertised around here.

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  5. liu wai ling permalink
    July 26, 2012 3:49 pm

    Please, End cruelty declawing policies . It is important in the country, It is terrible and not fair, those animals has feeling and right to alive. Respect our animals life.

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  6. July 28, 2012 11:37 am

    I cant believe that a cat owner would even consider declawing thier furbaby just so they can live in a particular place,no condo or aparment is nice enough to make me mame my babies in such a way! Why not just get a different place? Anyway i sent my letter thanks for the info once again Stacey your the best!

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    • July 28, 2012 6:14 pm

      I completely agree. It seems that at one time in history it was considered normal to do! But of course, it is so hideously cruel, what don’t people understand that? I agree with you, thanks, Florence.

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  7. July 28, 2012 11:44 am

    btw i also shared this on several sites Stacey ; ) The more people who find out the more emails that can be sent! Thanks again stacey youre the best xoxox

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  8. lori moak-kean permalink
    July 28, 2012 5:07 pm

    sent email and will be sharing with several of my animal related chat groups.

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