I have to share this with the handful of people that said they still think de-clawing is ok… I have personally had an injury that resulted in needing to amputate part of the tip of one finger (the bone was splintered). I can’t even begin to describe how painful and traumatic of an experience it was, even with a micro-surgeon doing the work! The finger still (after over a year) has painful twinges and restricted blood-flow, and is terribly awkward to use for many common everyday things!! I can honestly say that if I had to have it done to all 10 fingers, I really think I WOULD rather die first. If your furniture is more important to you than your pet, don’t get a pet!! This is a truly horrifying practice that should never be allowed!