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Off Leash: Fancy Feet

Florida shelter promotes stylish alternative to declawing

Florida shelter promotes stylish alternative to declawing

Janet Winikoff/HSVB
Cats at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County in Florida recently got some major spa-day spoiling: manicures! Dragon ladies (and men) were equipped with faux nails called Soft Paws as part of the shelter’s efforts to educate pet owners and potential adopters about alternatives to declawing.

“We know it’s a surgery of convenience,” says Janet Winikoff, director of education. “Most people just think it’s like nail trimming and they don’t realize that it’s an actual amputation. So we wanted to educate people in a whimsical way about other options. There are scratching posts, nail trimming … This was another alternative.”

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