Declawing a cat can be cruel and painful for a cat, leaving it helpless to defend itself. A much better solution is to provide plenty of scratching posts and pads for your cat to attack so it will leave your furniture alone.

Fortunately, Maryland has passed a law banning declawing. Hopefully more places around the world will ban declawing and allow cats to live their lives without the threat of mutilation of any kind.

To learn more about Maryland’s latest ban on declawing, click here.