PRLog - Oct. 15, 2012 - SHERWOOD, Ore. -- Today in the United States approximately 25% of domesticated cats are declawed. Declawing is the amputation of the last bone in a cat’s toes. Despite the physical and behavioral harm inflicted on declawed cats, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure — often costing upwards of $1,200 per hour – even for very young kittens.
These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why, then, aren’t we being told the truth about procedure of declawing? What goes on when a vet takes our beloved companions to a back room of the veterinary clinic? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals throughout the grassroots advocacy led by Dr. Jennifer Conrad and The Paw Project. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session featuring Dr. Conrad.
For more than twenty years Dr. Jennifer Conrad has cared for wildlife on six continents. She is an impassioned advocate for animal welfare, driven by her firsthand witnessing of the suffering and exploitation of animals, destruction of habitat, and gratuitous hunting — all of which threaten the welfare and survival of many species. In her former role as head veterinarian at a wildlife sanctuary, Dr. Conrad founded The Paw Project, which rehabilitates big cats, such as lions, tigers, cougars and jaguars maimed by declawing.
Screening is Sunday November 18th from 1pm – 3pm at:
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub
1624 N.W. Glisan Street
Portland OR 97209
Admission is free. McMenamins Mission Theater offers pub fare, handcrafted ales, wines and spirits and can be purchased to enjoy while watching this fascinating and compelling movie. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.