The Henrico Citizen

Bill to prohibit declawing cats fails in House


Republican delegates killed a bill that would have prohibited the act of declawing cats in Virginia in a 6-4 vote during a House subcommittee meeting on Jan. 18. Del. Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke, proposed HB 1382 to prevent the medically unnecessary mutilation of cats. The bill required anyone who performed the procedure to be fined between $500 and $2,5000 depending on the level […]

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