The news is good! Nine out of eleven members of the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have co-signed the bill introduced by Ross Mirkarimi to ban declawing cats.
The two holdouts are Michela Alioto-Pier and Sean Elsbernd. Their reasoning? Alioto-Pier thinks the board has better things to do. Elsbernd feels that it’s a matter between cat guardian and vet.
Cat Faeries has called both supervisors offices. The clerk at the office of Alioto-Pier was rude and hostile. Elsbernd’s email reply was terse and stubborn.
Even if these two Supervisors remain stuck in their clueless thinking, the 9 compassionate supervisors who are pledged to vote in favor of the ban are what it will take to pass the bill!
The vote is next week (the week of November 9th). Cat Faeries blog readers will be among the first to know!
More good news. Berkeley and Los Angeles are also considering banning declawing! Hats off to West Hollywood for being the first and the inspiration for other cities to follow!