Animal Welfare Resources


Animal Welfare & Declawing Info

Downloadable Tri-fold Brochure

This three-panel per side brochure can be downloaded and printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The logo of your organization can be added if you wish, but otherwise please do not edit this copyrighted publication of the Paw Project without permission.

Download Paw Project Brochure 8.5×11 [PDF]
(Copyright © 2017 Paw Project – All Rights Reserved)

PawsRack trifold brochure, side A (above)
and side B (below)

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

HSUS on declawing »

The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion.

In Defense of Animals (IDA)

A national organization dedicated to ending animal cruelty and exploitation wherever it might exist.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA)

A national organization dedicated to ending animal suffering and exploitation through education, legislation and direct action.

Born Free USA

Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.

National Humane Education Society (NHES)

The National Humane Education Society provides humane education, rescue and relief assistance for animals. Through the Humane Education Department, it provides educational presentations and information services to the public.

Article about the detrimental effects of declawing

JFMS abstract of “Pain and adverse behavior in declawed cats” by Martell-Moran, et al.

This 2018 article by Paw Project Director Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery concluded that declawing can result in long-term phyical and behavioral problems. Contact to learn how to obtain the original and complete copyrighted article.

Veterinarians Who Don't Declaw

The Paw Project’s list of veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada who refuse to declaw.

The Paw Project has no direct affiliation with any of the organizations listed above.

Animal Advocacy

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association - Cat Caretaker: The Paw Project

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) was formed as a home for veterinary professionals who want to engage in direct care programs for animals in need and educate the public and others in the profession about animal welfare issues. The mission of the HSVMA is to protect and advocate for animals while providing leadership and service opportunities that support a humane veterinary profession.

The Cougar Fund

The mission of The Cougar Fund is to protect the cougar throughout the Americas. The Cougar Fund educates the public on the value of cougars in nature and promotes the gathering and application of sound science in their management. By advocating thriving populations of cougars, The Cougar Fund ensures that these beautiful, legendary creatures—known for their grace, independence and incorruptibly wild nature—may exist in ways that enjoy long-lasting public support.


Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell uses his nationally syndicated comic strip to support animal causes, from encouraging pet adoptions in his regularly-appearing Shelter Stories to raising awareness of the plight of endangered animals around the world.

Scratch Prevention Materials

Felix Katnip Tree Company

The Felix Katnip Tree Company has been handcrafting cat scratching posts for over 80 years. “All our posts are handmade using real wood, natural hemp sisal, and certified organic catnip. Our products are preferred by authors, therapists, veterinarians, and cats worldwide.”

The Paw Project has no direct affiliation with any of the organizations listed above.