“None of us love the procedure,” said Richard Goldstein, a veterinarian at New York City’s Animal Medical Center and a former faculty member at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “But when the alternative is condemning the cat to a shelter or to death? That’s why we do it.”
For the past three years, Piccone has dedicated her law practice to helping animals. Whether it’s a pooch caught in the middle of a messy divorce, a friendly elderly Auroran with a heart of gold but just too many cats, or several dogs whose chompers landed them in the slammer
“It’s a disfiguring, inhumane and misguided procedure,” said Eileen Jefferson, an Ulster County veterinarian who does not perform the procedure. She said about 25 percent of cats will be declawed.
“There’s always a need for new options,” said Pachel, who has reviewed some testing data on Sileo but isn’t affiliated with Zoetis.
“I really struggled” is Campbell’s short description of what went down. “I was shocked. There were no second chances. No discussion about it.”
“I was shocked, overwhelmed. I cried,” Dove said in an interview Thursday. “It’s amazing.”
“It’s that problem-solving that comes with finding a way to get the gear to work for an individuals’ specific situation. That’s really what I think we excel at.”
“It kind of seems natural that now that we’ve conquered the people food truck market that we bring that to our faithful furry friends,” Janelle Harding said.
“The message to people who are abusing animals is that there is action being taken,” said Dr. Alison Liu, one of the forensic vets on staff. “And if they’re thinking they may not get caught, that’s not always the case.”