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From Brenda Barnette, General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services Department, In support of New York A.595/S.3376

https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-paw-project/from-brenda-barnette-general-manager-of-los-angeles-animal-services-department-i/10155364606979602/


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Opponents to anti-declaw legislation often speculate that there will be a deluge of cats coming into the public shelters system if legal declawing is not available. This emotional claim is not supported by the hard statistics gathered by the Los Angeles Animal Services Department, which serves a city of over 4 million people. There were 26,942 owner-surrendered cats that came into the Los Angeles shelter system in the five years before the Los Angeles declaw ban went into effect, compared to 15,276 owner-surrendered cats in the five years afterward, a reduction of 43.3%.

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In addition, statistics from the Los Angeles Animal Service Department indicate that there was no significant change in absolute numbers of cats adopted from our city shelters in the five years after the declaw ban as compared to five years prior to ban. Furthermore, as a ratio of cat intake, the adoption rate has gone actually increased. I can confidently state that the declaw ban did NOT have a negative effect on cat adoption in Los Angleles city shelters.

It's a great letter and an important support. Wouldn't it be amazing?

Four states with anti declawing bills.  NJ still the closest, with a win in Assembly (43-10) but hasn't been to Senate yet.  NY bill still in Assembly, for the third year.  West Virginia and..Rhode Island, not been in Assembly yet, I think.

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There were 26,942 owner-surrendered cats that came into the Los Angeles shelter system in the five years before the Los Angeles declaw ban went into effect, compared to 15,276 owner-surrendered cats in the five years afterward, a reduction of 43.3%.

 :o Wow!  wow1
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There were 26,942 owner-surrendered cats that came into the Los Angeles shelter system in the five years before the Los Angeles declaw ban went into effect, compared to 15,276 owner-surrendered cats in the five years afterward, a reduction of 43.3%.

43.3% reduction... WOW is right! 
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