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Dr. Craig Tebeau at Tacoma Council Meeting

Tacoma becomes first WA city to ban cat declawing

Tacoma becomes first WA city to ban nontherapeutic cat declawing– December 5, 2023 – The Tacoma City Council voted December 5, 2023 to ban cat declawing.The move will make Tacoma the first city in Washington...

Township of Forks, PA, bans declawing

Forks Township becomes the latest Pennsylvania city to outlaw declawing– August 3, 2023 – The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Forks, County of Northampton, Pennsylvania, voted to pass Ordinance No. 394, which amends...
New Hampshire cat anti-declaw bill (HB 231) killed under questionable circumstances

New Hampshire Anti-Declaw Bill, HB 231, Killed Under Questionable Circumstances

New Hampshire cat anti-declaw bill, HB 231, killed– May 19, 2023 – New Hampshire House Bill 231 which would ban cat declawing was heard on the Senate floor today. After a short debate, Senate President Jeb...

Minnesota Law Prohibits Landlords From Requiring Declawing

Minnesota Law Prohibits Landlords From Requiring Declawing and Devocalization– May 15, 2023 – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed a bill which creates Section 5048.114 in the Minnesota Statues, which prohibits landlords from requiring that...
HSUS Senior Analyst for Cat Protection & Policy, Danielle Bays

Washington, DC, bans declawing

Washington, DC, bans declawing– April 21, 2023 – The Council of the District of Columbia passed § 22–1012.03, which states that "A person commits unlawful cat declawing if that person knowingly performs, or causes to...