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Denver approves first cat-declawing ban in a U.S. city outside California

By: Jon Murray, The Denver Post
November 13, 2017 Updated: November 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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photo - LAKEWOOD, CO - SEPTEMBER 7: A cat rests in his carrier at Cat Care Society in Lakewood , Colorado on September 7, 2016. The Cat Care Society in Lakewood is growing and expanding this year.  (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
LAKEWOOD, CO - SEPTEMBER 7: A cat rests in his carrier at Cat Care Society in Lakewood , Colorado on September 7, 2016. The Cat Care Society in Lakewood is growing and expanding this year. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) 

A newly passed Denver ordinance that bans elective cat declawing has ignited passions — including among cat owners and veterinarians.

But the choice was easy for the City Council on Monday night when it made Denver the first U.S. city outside California to ban a procedure that critics see as inhumane and painful to the felines.

The council lined up strongly behind the measure in recent weeks, and the approval came in a unanimous vote, with no fresh comments.

“I think the proponents made a compelling case,” said Councilwoman Kendra Black, who spearheaded the proposal, after the vote.

Read full story at The Denver Post.

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