Almost Home Foundation believes the pain caused by declawing is unnecessary and cruel. Declawing is a procedure that amputates the cat's claw. This surgical procedure can have many complications associated with it including, but not limited to, the possibility of infection, pain, and lameness. Cats are animals that walk on their toes. The amputation of the claw throws off the natural balance of the animal.
Providing your cat with a scratching post is an important step in training your cat to avoid destructive scratching. Many can be built or purchased at your local pet store. An educated cat owner can train their cats to use their claws in a manner that allows cat and owner to happily coexist.
Please read about declawing before having a cat put through this surgical procedure. Cat owners need to have realistic expectations about the outcome. There are many, many cat owners who later regret having their cats declawed.
Almost Home Foundation will never declaw a cat.