Pittsburgh City Council votes to ban cat declawing

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday tabled a plan to ban cat declawing in the city. The council voted in favor of the plan to ban declawing unless it is medically necessary, fined $ 500. Experts speaking before the city council said the procedure requires a veterinarian to amputate bones in a cat’s paws. It can cause pain as well as behavior and health problems. The ordinance now goes to Mayor Bill Peduto’s desk.

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday tabled a plan to ban cat declawing in the city.

The council voted in favor of the plan to ban declawing unless medically necessary.

Offenders who are caught declawing a cat for any other reason can face a fine of up to $ 500.

Experts speaking before the city council said the procedure requires a veterinarian to amputate bones in a cat’s paws.

It can lead to pain, behavior and health problems.

The ordinance now goes to Mayor Bill Peduto’s desk.