Berkeley Has BANNED Declawing!

We are so proud to be Californians.  On the heels of West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and our beloved San Francisco, Berkeley has also banned declawing cats!   Next up – the city of Los Angeles will decide.

Then it’s the rest of the US.  Come on, you can do it!  Start calling your mayors and town/city officials.   Get the ball in motion in your community!

And when you do, tell us about it, and we’ll mention it in our blog and in our newsletter:

Declaw Ban – San Francisco DID IT!

They did it!  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to BAN declawing cats in the city of San Francis.   It’s about time!

West Hollywood did it years ago!   Santa Monica recently banned declawing!  Berkeley and Los Angeles will be the next cities to consider it!

We take a deep bow to the 8 supervisors who voted yes!  As for the 2 who refused the vote yes (Michela Alioto-Pier and Sean Elsbernd) we arch our backs and hiss.

The bill now goes before Mayor Gavin Newsom.  He has the power to  sign it into law or to veto it.   Let’s hope that he respects the wishes of the Board of Supervisors and signs the bill.

If you wish to contact Mayor Newsom here is his contact information.

Mayor Gavin Newsom
City Hall, Room 200
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
fax: 415-554-6160

Come on America!  If every European nation can ban declawing, so should we!  If Martha Stewart can trim her cat’s nails and live with a few shredded places on her furniture so should we!

San Francisco’s attempt to ban declawing! Getting closer!

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!