June 4, 2019 – New York state Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal’s Anti-Declaw Bill, A.1303, has passed the both the NY state Assembly and the NY state Senate. New York is now poised to be the first state in the nation to ban cat declawing. When signed by Governor Cuomo, the bill will become law immediately. The anti-declawing law would ban the amputation procedure unless it is done to treat a medical condition affecting the cat. The Paw Project is grateful to Assemblywoman Rosenthal and to Senator Mike Gianaris, the author of the Senate companion bill, S5532. We are proud to have introduced the declaw issue to Assemblywoman Rosenthal and to have helped in organizing support for the bill. The Paw Project is fortunate to have the support of many veterinarians and many organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), Alley Cat Allies, and Ethical Veterinary.
New York State Anti-Declaw Bill Passes Assembly and Senate –