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By Christopher Cadelago | December 4, 2009
CITY HALL — After weeks of political wrangling and testimony, the City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to immediately ban pet declawing. Veterinarians opposed to cities and counties interfering in their practices persuaded state lawmakers to bar local governments from banning the practice beginning next year, prompting a rush of activity to sweep through council chambers across the state. Supporters of local bans touted a litany of studies showing declawed animals at increased risks for behavior problems, and then abandonment by frustrated owners.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 10, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank became the eighth city in North America to ban the declawing of cats, after weeks of testimony and political squabbling. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to join Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities in outlawing cat declawing in anticipation of a state law that bars cities and counties from enacting such bans after Jan. 1. Police Capt. Janice Lowers, who oversees the Burbank Animal Shelter, capped nearly two hours of public testimony with a recommendation to the council to move ahead with the ban. “Even though it’s a small issue, I think it’s still important for the city of Burbank to support an issue that is morally the right thing to do,” Vice Mayor Anja Reinke said.
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By Robert Phipps | November 24, 2009
At the Nov. 17 council meeting, a number of people, including a veterinarian and an oral surgeon, spoke on the need to prohibit cat declawing in Burbank. An emergency ordinance was requested due to a new state law taking effect Jan. 1 preventing cities from passing laws prohibiting declawing. The law is sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Assn., a private veterinarians’ business, advocacy and lobbying organization. Burbank is being asked to join Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, San Francisco and other cities in banning declawing before Jan. 1. A number of veterinarians and members of the California Veterinary Medical Assn.
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By Alyssa Giachino | November 21, 2009
When Grandma’s heirloom sofa becomes an irresistible target for a cat bent on shredding prized furniture, pet owners often seek the advice of their veterinarian. Declawing has long been a surgical option, but several California cities have recently sought to ban the practice. The flurry of action was spurned by a state law that will kick in at the end of the year to block local governments from passing laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Some local veterinarians are unconvinced that banning declawing is necessary.
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November 21, 2009
The catfight on declawing has spread from city to city in advance of an impending state law prohibiting local governments from banning the procedure. As it approaches Burbank and Glendale, the silliness of it all is being brought to bear. Last week, more than a dozen speakers implored the Burbank City Council to fast track a ban on declawing, which so far has been adopted in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beverly Hills and other cities, but there’s been hardly any work about it in Glendale.
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December 2, 2009
Claws law with a clause Published Nov. 20 ? When Grandma?s heirloom sofa becomes an irresistible target for a cat bent on shredding prized furniture, pet owners often seek the advice of their veterinarian. Declawing has long been a surgical option, but several California cities have recently sought to ban the practice. The flurry of action was spurned by a state law that will kick in at the end of the year to block local governments from passing laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 10, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank became the eighth city in North America to ban the declawing of cats, after weeks of testimony and political squabbling. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to join Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities in outlawing cat declawing in anticipation of a state law that bars cities and counties from enacting such bans after Jan. 1. Police Capt. Janice Lowers, who oversees the Burbank Animal Shelter, capped nearly two hours of public testimony with a recommendation to the council to move ahead with the ban. “Even though it’s a small issue, I think it’s still important for the city of Burbank to support an issue that is morally the right thing to do,” Vice Mayor Anja Reinke said.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 5, 2009
CITY HALL — After weeks of political wrangling and testimony, the City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to immediately ban pet declawing. Veterinarians opposed to cities and counties interfering in their practices persuaded state lawmakers to bar local governments from banning the practice beginning next year, prompting a rush of activity to sweep through council chambers across the state. Supporters of local bans touted a litany of studies showing declawed animals at increased risks for behavior problems, and then abandonment by frustrated owners.
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December 2, 2009
Claws law with a clause Published Nov. 20 ? When Grandma?s heirloom sofa becomes an irresistible target for a cat bent on shredding prized furniture, pet owners often seek the advice of their veterinarian. Declawing has long been a surgical option, but several California cities have recently sought to ban the practice. The flurry of action was spurned by a state law that will kick in at the end of the year to block local governments from passing laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
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By Robert Phipps | November 25, 2009
At the Nov. 17 council meeting, a number of people, including a veterinarian and an oral surgeon, spoke on the need to prohibit cat declawing in Burbank. An emergency ordinance was requested due to a new state law taking effect Jan. 1 preventing cities from passing laws prohibiting declawing. The law is sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Assn., a private veterinarians’ business, advocacy and lobbying organization. Burbank is being asked to join Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, San Francisco and other cities in banning declawing before Jan. 1. A number of veterinarians and members of the California Veterinary Medical Assn.
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By Alyssa Giachino | November 22, 2009
When Grandma’s heirloom sofa becomes an irresistible target for a cat bent on shredding prized furniture, pet owners often seek the advice of their veterinarian. Declawing has long been a surgical option, but several California cities have recently sought to ban the practice. The flurry of action was spurned by a state law that will kick in at the end of the year to block local governments from passing laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Some local veterinarians are unconvinced that banning declawing is necessary.
NEWS
November 21, 2009
The catfight on declawing has spread from city to city in advance of an impending state law prohibiting local governments from banning the procedure. As it approaches Burbank and Glendale, the silliness of it all is being brought to bear. Last week, more than a dozen speakers implored the Burbank City Council to fast track a ban on declawing, which so far has been adopted in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beverly Hills and other cities, but there’s been hardly any work about it in Glendale.
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