We support claw retention efforts and healthy cat scratch practice so that cats can be all that they were meant to be, claws and all.
Consider joining the Go PRO-PAW: CLAWS & ALL Movement.
It is estimated that more than 45% of domesticated felines in the United States are declawed. Many who seek declawing are either misinformed, uninformed, or desperate for a solution to indiscriminate scratching. There is a mispurrception that declawing is a removal of claws when in reality it is an amputation of the first toe digits resulting in short and long term side effects that compromise the health, well-being, and quality of life for feline family members.
Anatomical, psychological, and/or behavioral changes can manifest as the following:
- paw sensitivity leading to litter box avoidance and displaced elimination
- territorial marking with urine instead of scent glands in paw pads
- stress-induced urinary issues
- phantom pain
- biting in response to touch that is uncomfortable or painful or simply as an attempt to self-protect in the absence of claws
- impaired balance and agility
- arthritic conditions
- muscle atrophy
- extreme timidity
- disinterest in play or activities that place pressure and stress on the affected joints
Be a Peep for Paws, Claws and All…
Help us initiate the following to support felines:
1. Scratchin’ for Change:
Every time someone makes a purrchase, any amount that occurs after the decimal point will be contributed to pro-claw rescue organizations and shelters.
2. Referral Rewards: Connect, Contribute & Collect!
We wish to function as a solution for (re)directing healthy, natural cat scratching behavior and as an alternative to declawing. If you’re a veterinarian, clinic, shelter, or rescue organization within the United States or Canada, contact us about our Referral Reward Program. It’s a great way to support fellow felines and their families while raising money for your practice, organization, or shelter.
How the process works:
Contact us via phone or via email. We’ll assign you an exclusive coupon code that identifies your specific practice, organization, or shelter. You will supply this code to anyone you refer to us for cat scratch (re)conditioning assistance. If they choose to purrchase a CatAWhack Cat Scratch Habitat from our website, they will simply enter the coupon code at checkout identifying you as the referral source. At the end of each month, we tabulate the total number of referrals X $10.00. We can send you a check via standard mail or send a direct deposit to an account that you specify.
It is our hope that this will provide benefits for all – felines, families, feline advocates, feline care providers, and allow us to continue to grow as a business so that we can offer more and more creative solutions for felines and humans sharing space.
3. Claw Retention Initiatives – Power to the Paw, Claws and All:
This is a creative educational process that is constantly evolving and expanding with the use of pawsitive multi-media expressions and through the participation and contribution of people like you. Together we can support and advocate for our feline family members/feline friends so that they can be happy, healthy, and whole.
We invite you to Scratch for Change! Power to the Paw, Claws and All!