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Really good news for the cats in my building.

post #1 of 14
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I didn't want to post this earlier, because I thought that it might freak people out. I recently got a notice from my landlord that we needed to get the boys declawed. Instead of becoming hot headed I calmly made an appointment with my buildings super. I printed out everything about declawing that I could find pictures of the sugary, descriptions of how it is done, and the alternatives. He finally just gave in and said I didn't need to get my boys declawed to stay. I told him that it wasn't my boys that I was worried about, it was the future cats that my live in this building. He made an appeal sending all my stuff to corporate, and they changed their minds!
post #2 of 14
that is soooo fabulous! what a great service you have done Heather.... ya know I never really understood why some apartments require cats to be declawed, isn't it MY couch that's going to get scratched up?? Granted my cats seem to have a fondness for door jambs
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
that is soooo fabulous! what a great service you have done Heather.... ya know I never really understood why some apartments require cats to be declawed, isn't it MY couch that's going to get scratched up?? Granted my cats seem to have a fondness for door jambs
Thanks... my boys enjoy the carpet if I forget to buy the scratchers. I also have pondered buying pink soft claws for 8-Bit to use as a tatic for bringing him in line, but I fear that he will know it and do something horrible.
post #4 of 14
Cats can and do damage lots of things in an apartment. So do dogs. The worst offenders by far though are the humans. Man, you wouldn't believe the mess they make!!!
At the end of the day, if you're a landlord you have to accept that your property won't remain untouched. That's why they have damage deposits and security bonds.
Good on you for making such a positive change!
post #5 of 14
Yay! That is wonderful!
post #6 of 14
Good for you!!! I had a cat that was fond of clawing the carpeting too. But the others like the furniture better!!
post #7 of 14
Even if they do scratch on carpet or a door jamb that's what a deposit, pet deposit and walk through are for. In my last apartment Frankie totally soiled the carpet so they tool my deposits and I paid the balance on carpet replacement. All in all it was $500 but they got their new carpet and I still have my baby.
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Thanks... my boys enjoy the carpet if I forget to buy the scratchers. I also have pondered buying pink soft claws for 8-Bit to use as a tatic for bringing him in line, but I fear that he will know it and do something horrible.
Ohhh and he would do something REALLY bad if you put pink ones on him he's a manly kitty!
post #9 of 14
Well done! You have saved countless cats!
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
that is soooo fabulous! what a great service you have done Heather.... ya know I never really understood why some apartments require cats to be declawed, isn't it MY couch that's going to get scratched up?? Granted my cats seem to have a fondness for door jambs
Door Jams I though we were the only one that had that problem MiniMan has tore the rubber up on our slider is that what you are talking about?
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That's great news!!!! What a horrid rule for them to try and implement

I'm glad you showed them the horrors and reality of what it involves and that they had the brains and compassion to rescind that dumb rule!
post #12 of 14
Awesome job Heather!!! (saving the world, one kitty at a time!)
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Door Jams I though we were the only one that had that problem MiniMan has tore the rubber up on our slider is that what you are talking about?
Nope, they use the actual door jamb, like my bedroom doors, actually the like the corners in general, I have wood paneling and the love it I have scratching posts/pads and they use those too... it's my fault though, I never really trained them not to use the wall
post #14 of 14
Wait, cats can be trained?

Stupid rules.....I'm glad you prevented them from being put in place. It's good to know that you educated someone else on declawing, even if they don't have cats.
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