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Film: Paw Project Movie

By Belinda Cai · November 12th, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends

This acclaimed documentary is a must-see for animal lovers, cat owners and anyone interested in how declawing affects cats. Approximately 25 percent of household cats in the U.S. are declawed and one determined veterinarian wants to put an end to this. 

Paw Project Movie is an hour-long movie written, directed and produced by veterinarian Dr.

Jennifer Conrad, who reports her journey in protecting cats from declawing and its physical and emotional harm. 

7:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Cinemark Oakley, 3025 Disney St., Oakley. Tickets must be purchased in advance at tugg.com/events/6094.



11.15.2013 at 12:46 Reply

I have a stray who came to me declawed... she seems fine with it... just curious what the emotional harm is??


11.17.2013 at 03:56

Cats are masters at hiding pain so declawed cats can appear "fine", but are not. It's always best to have their paws examined & x-rayed by a vet, that will reveal if there are bone chips inside the paw and inflammation & arthrits in their wrists, elbows, and shoulders since their weight bearing bones are cut off during the surgery, forcing their gait to alter. Sometimes these issues don't surface until the cat is 5, 7, 10 yrs old.  

Many times their pain manifests into behavioral issues, the top 2 being litterbox avoidance & biting (the 2 leading reasons cats are relinquished from their homes). Other cats because depressed & stressed out after being declawed since their main defenses have been robbed from them, leaving them feeling more vulnerable, and their inability to destress without their claws to scratch with (claw hold scratching is needed for exercise & stress reduction).

Declawing has also been linked to stress related disorders like chronic urinary tract infections, asthma, skin ailments, and diabetes. 


11.17.2013 at 04:00 Reply

The movie is now SOLD OUT but there are a few extra tickets. Email : woodhousecat@aol.com if you are interested! We can leave them at will-call.

THANKS City Beat for this article about this very important movie!!!