New York Lawmakers Pass Cat Declawing Legislation

(Albany, NY) -- New York is one step closer to becoming the first state in the country to ban cat declawing. 

A bill banning the practice has passed the state legislature and now goes to Governor Cuomo's desk for his signature. Supporters say declawing cats is cruel and barbaric. The state Veterinary Medical Society says declawing should remain legal if the pet owner has a weakened immune system and is at greater risk of infection. 

If the bill passes, people could be fined one-thousand-dollars for having a cat declawed.

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