New Facebook page- City the Kitty Advocate for Animals

New Facebook page- City the Kitty Advocate for Animals

nice to meet you

Dear friends and supporters,

I’ve been doing some soul searching lately

About a year ago I took up this important cause to help end declawing. Together, with the Paw Project and other devoted people and groups who care about the welfare of kitties, we have made great strides in educating others and creating a lot of awareness. It seems that North America is waking up to how inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary amputating cat’s toe bones and claws is.

When I first started this page with all my funny and inspirational photos, many of you would send me notes saying how you would go to my page everyday to get a smile or to feel good. Many of you send me heartwarming stories about how my photos and videos help friends and family members feel better too. I’ll never forget the story from a friend who said that she showed her mom ,who was dying of cancer, my photos and together they laughed in her last hours. These kind of notes give us fuel to keep doing this everyday.

Lately, I’ve been hearing from some of you that you miss that happy City the Kitty place. I understand what you are saying. It’s been a juggling act to try to keep the happy posts and very disturbing posts about all the kitties who are suffering from being horrifically declawed.

I know in my heart I must keep being the voice for kitties so that someday all kitties in North America and the world will be safe from that horrific, inhumane, and cruel procedure.

So today my mom and I decided to create a new facebook page called, City the Kitty Advocate for Animals. https://www.facebook.com/CitytheKittyAdvocateForAnimals

Yes, I will have two facebook pages. One for just happy and fun posts and this new one for helping animals.

Now we will be able to post even more of the investigative journalism stories from all of the unethical things that you whistleblowers are sending me. Some of you are risking your relationships with family, friends, and your jobs to tell me stories about declawed kitties because you are sick and tired of seeing this torture and animal abuse. Now we can shine more and more light on all of this and in turn there will be more accountability in the veterinary medical field which hopefully will mean that declawing will end soon. Enough is enough.

My mom used to be a photojournalist at the Los Angeles Times for 25 yrs so she knows what it means to have integrity and to keep everything factual and respectful.

I literally showed up in her life, in the front of her home in the gutter, a few weeks after she was laid off at that amazing job, and she believes that I came into her life for a reason. She has been dedicating everything she has to working 16 hr days, 7 days a week as a volunteer for this important cause, and she needs your support more than ever.

Lately you have been sending us such unimaginable stories and photos of kitties that have had their lives ruined from being declawed. If this had to do with dogs, it would have been banned years ago. The cover up and ambivalent attitude in a large portion of the veterinary medical field is just simply appalling.

Some of your behind the scenes revelations from veterinary hospitals, in regards to declawing, are just simply beyond comprehension. Please keep sending me those kind of things. Your eyes and ears are so important and are truly helping to bring us closer to ending declawing. You have my 100% trust that I would never reveal my sources of information. My mom and I would go to jail before we do that. And I mean that.

Thanks to ALL of you, the Paw Project, the veterinarians who are stopping performing declawing, and all of the other cat organizations and people who are actually doing things that are part of the solution to end this mutilating procedure. So many people have finally stopped looking the other way and have stopped remaining silent about this horrific procedure.

This new page will be a phasing in process because when you do a post on here these days, it only is seen by about 5% of your followers. So to make this successful, please spread the word so we can build up the followers for this very important page.

I’m always open to your feedback. My number one mission in life is to spread awareness, educate, and end this inhumane thing. But I also want to bring light, smiles, and happiness in to your lives too. With this new page I think everyone will be happy!

The first post I will do on it later this week will be the most shocking and revealing declawing story that is the epitome of cover-up, unethical practices, pain and suffering, and just a living nightmare for 3 kitties who were declawed. You are not going to believe the horrendous and unethical actions that were done by “doctors” who took an oath to heal and help animals. It is a living nightmare for these 3 kitties (and their owners) who never deserved to have something like this happen to them. It will make news most likely because the cost to help save these kitties is up to $75,000. Sadly, it seems the only thing that will get the attention of major news media about this cause is something that involves a lot of money.

So join me on this new page https://www.facebook.com/CitytheKittyAdvocateForAnimals

It won’t just be about sad stories, but will also be filled with inspiration to be able to make a positive difference in the lives of animals…those who have no voice.

Love,

City the Kitty and moms

City the Kitty’s official statement about America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest

City the Kitty’s official statement about America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest

                                            

 

CITY THE KITTY OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT REGARDING

THE AMERICA’S FAVORITE VETERINARIAN CONTEST

            

 

September 12, 2015—City the Kitty, the internet’s beloved 13 lb. orange Manx and polydactyl cat, learned on August 14, 2015 about the AVMA/AVMF’s America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest with 13 days left in the voting.

You know how curious cats can be; he wondered how many vets in the top 10 declawed kitties.

His mom called each of the top ten practices to say she wanted to get her cat declawed on all four paws. She found only one veterinarian among the 10 who did not declaw cats.

So I asked my followers to vote for this one vet who honors the oath he took to heal animals and not maim, disable, and inhumanely amputate cats’ toe bones and claws.

We made the announcement on August 20th to vote for Dr. Gary Richter. At no point did she ever ask anyone to attack the other vets. This was simply a positive way to show our support for a vet who is a true advocate for animals.

A few days into the contest, she got word that some anti-declawing activists were saying inappropriate things to one of the veterinarians. In a passionate plea on my Facebook page, she immediately asked those responsible for this to cease.

My mom and I do not condone this type of behavior and stand firmly on a higher ground philosophy that educates and inspires others to stop declawing.

On Aug. 26, 2015, the AVMF cancelled the contest and issued a press release with this reason.  “The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) today decided, reluctantly, to halt its America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest and declare all 20 finalists “America’s Favorite Veterinarians” following a vicious cyber-bullying attack which disrupted and contaminated the final election process.

A slew of inaccurate articles began to emerge in the media. I would like to clear some things up here:

 

FALSE: The AVMF sent out a press release to the finalists following the contest’s cancellation, and said: “The leader of the campaign contacted all of the top 10 finalists’ clinics… (and) judged the finalists according to her perception of their stance on declawing… This group intends to take a friendly competition among respected colleagues and twist it into a platform for their agenda and aggressive tactics, They have called the contestants’ clinics, making offensive statements and distracting the clinic staff from performing their duties.”

FACT: Her calls to the practices were NOT to judge. They were simply to find out if any of the finalists did not declaw cats so that we could vote for them and put a vet in the number one position who would be a great champion and role model and also hopefully inspire other vets to stop performing this inhumane surgery.

FALSE: The AVMF in addressing comments on their Facebook pages defended the other nine veterinarians by saying they counsel their clients against declawing and strongly emphasize alternatives.
FACT: Six of the 9 vets never offered any counseling against it and at no time did they offer humane alternatives. They simply stated the price of the procedure, asked what day of the week to bring in the cat, instructed that a health exam and blood test would be needed to make sure the cat is healthy enough for the procedure, and explained that “their paws would be a little sensitive afterwards, that they were very skilled in the use of the laser to declaw the kitty and that it is less traumatic and easier on the paws.”
City the Kitty wishes to thank the hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters who voted for Dr. Richter. We conducted ourselves with grace and will continue to advocate for the millions of kitties who do not have a voice in this declawing debate.

 

For more information on City the Kitty visit WWW.CityTheKitty.com or contact City at CityTheKitty@gmail.com

 

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