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Offline Middle Child

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City of Austin, TX
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:20:37 AM »
Austin TX has brought a bill to pass declawing and it, according to the Paw Project, has passed it's first vote, unanimously.

https://www.facebook.com/pawproject/?hc_ref=ARTXjLkg0Ni26DPPM5e06Wlk0peWDUbS7-QFIj9dtUzXPFFdbiwsxpzvEARJYR6PdnI&fref=nf

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The Paw Project wants to be the first to tell you that the proposed declaw ban passed the first step in Austin, TX today. Paw Project Directors Dr. Katrina Breitreiter and Dr. Nicole Martell-Moran organized support and testified. The committee voted UNANIMOUSLY to move the bill forward! If passed by the entire Council, it will become law...it would be the tenth US city to prohibit declawing.

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Re: City of Austin, TX
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:11:25 AM »
Fingers are crossed.

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Re: City of Austin, TX
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 05:09:29 AM »
Wording of the Ordinance:

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=305081


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PROHIBITION OF THE DECLAWING OF CATS.
1.  NO PERSON SHALL
PERFORM
OR PROCURE
AN ONYCHECTOMY
(DECLAWING), PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY OR
TENDONECTOMY
PROCEDURE BY ANY MEANS ON A CAT WITHIN
CITY OF AUSTIN
,
EXCEPT
WHEN NECESSARY FOR A THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE. THERAPEUTIC
PURPOSE
MEANS THE NECESSITY TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL MEDICAL CONDITION OF
THE CAT, SUCH AS AN EXISTING OR RECURRING ILLNESS, INF
ECTION,
DISEASE, INJURY OR ABNORMAL CONDITION IN THE CLAW THAT
COMPROMISES THE CAT'S
HEALTH. THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE DOES NOT
INCLUDE COSMETIC OR AESTHETIC
REASONS OR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE
IN KEEPING OR HANDLING THE CAT.
2.  ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS
OR PROC
URES
AN ONYCHECTOMY,
PARTIAL OR COMPLETE PHLANGECTOMY OR TENDONECTOMY PROCEDURE ON
ANY CAT WITHIN THE CITY
OF AUSTIN
SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION
OF THIS SECTION WHICH SHALL BE
PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL PENALTY NOT
TO EXCEED
_____________
DOLLARS


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