Denver Deals with Cat Declawing Head-on

Denver is to become the first city outside of California to ban the declawing of cats. The vote was unanimous during the legislation’s first reading. Declawing would be allowed only under specific medical reasons, such as a tumor or a malformed paw.

The maximum fine for violating the ban would be $999, with jail time possible.

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In 1996, CFA Board of Directors approved a guidance statement regarding the declawing of cats. It was revised in 2003.

In part, it reads:

CFA perceives the declawing of cats (onychectomy) and the severing of digital tendons (Tendonectomy) to elective surgical procedures that are without benefit to the cat. Because of the discomfort associated with the surgery and potential future behavioral or physical effects, CFA disapproves of routine declawing or tendonectomy surgery in lieu of alternative solutions to prevent household damages.

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The CFA urge cat fanciers to be alert to laws in your state and community and to become active.

October 21: Cures4Cats

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Join the Cat Fanciers’ Association and the Winn Feline Foundation as we celebrate Cures4Cats Day.

Cats provide their people with companionship and love, and as 92% of surveyed cat owners agree, feline health plays a significant role in their overall well-being. Winn Feline Foundation has established October 21 as the inaugural Cures4Cats day to emphasize the importance of feline health. This annual day of awareness is dedicated to highlighting Winn-funded research, the critical need for evidence-based medicine, early-stage biomedical research, and health answers for cats.

“Our mission at the Cat Fanciers’ Association has always been promoting the health and welfare of all cats,” said Mark Hannon, CFA President. “We applaud and support the efforts of the Winn Feline Foundation in their promotion of Cures4Cats Day. Their continued efforts have built a strong foundation for improving and managing cat health.”

Winn Feline Foundation has been on the leading-edge of feline health research since 1968 and Cures4Cats Day encourages cat lovers to support their efforts. As Winn embarks on its next 50 years they aim to deliver even more critical advances in cat health.

 

 

CFA Congratulates PetPartners President Rick Faucher

The Cat Fanciers’ Association congratulates Rick Faucher who was recently elected as the President of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. Faucher is also President of Pet Health Division at IHC Specialty Benefits, a member of The IHC Group and President of PetPartners, the official pet insurance provider to CFA.

According to NAPHIA’s 2017 State of the Industry Report, close to 1.8 million pets were insured at year-end 2016 in North America. This represents an average annual growth rate of 11.5% from 2015. Approximately 1.6 million pets were insured in the United States and 220,000 pets were insured in Canada.

To learn more about Pet Partners, visit: https://www.petpartners.com/?cs=WL&csd=CFA_ROS

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