That is fantastic. I had a friend in town from DC this past weekend and she was talking to me about her friends who own a cat that was declawed. They did it. I was so appalled. And then she went on to tell me that they attempted to adopt another cat but when the adoption contact asked them if they were going to declaw that cat and they said YES, they did not allow them to adopt a cat. Bravo! But very said for their current kitty - for not getting to have buddy and b/c he was declawed.
My friend later said she'd get a cat, but she'd have to declaw it. We almost got into it at that point - and even after I explained to her about the procedure and the potential after-effects, she said she's still do it. I said, look, you're better off not getting a cat.
Cat's scratch. It's what they do. You can't take away a piece of their instinctive threads. It really angers me when people do this.
That is awesome. I'm going to do some research to see if I can get something going in my city - Miami, FL.
Thanks for the link!