LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
Supervisor PEREZ office
760 863 8211
Lt. Jeff Buompensiero
760 863 8990
California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
760 564 9921
Bermuda Dunes Airport
Ann Goodwin - Airport
PH: (760) 345-2558
Bermuda Dunes Airport
79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
Myoma Water Co
Myoma Dunes Water
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
All other areas of the
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
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ABOUT BDSA AND
Bermuda Dunes Security
Phillip Bettencourt - President
Robert Nagles-- Vice President
Chris Hogan-- Treasurer
John Thiele-- Secretary
Don Keprta-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Jack Fox - Director
Robert Nelson - Director
John Walters-Clark-- Community
Manager with Associa
4th Thurs. of every
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
760 346 1161
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Resident Login System
is handled by DRM
Admin hours are as follows:
Monday 9 -5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 9 - 5
Friday 9 - 5
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Main Gate #1
Glass Gate #2
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month
President Patrick Bohner
V. P. Brett Coors
Treas. Mike Soran
Secretary Janet McMurtrey
Director John Van Kuelan
Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett
Greg Gamboa-- Community
Manager with Management Trust
Bermuda Dunes Community
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum
New Manager is
Greg Gamboa, Phone:
760-776-5100 ext 6309
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A •
Palm Desert, CA 92211
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
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|TODAY is Sunday, March 18, 2018
|WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
PLEASE SEND US YOUR COMMENTS, CONCERNS,
SUGGESTIONS AND KUDOS
|Palm Desert will be conducting a CERT class
March 23-25, 2018.
Date & Time:
March 23rd Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm
March 24th Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 25th Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm
College of the Desert.
Eric W. Cadden,
Emergency Services Coordinator
Office of Emergnecy Services
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260
|Hi Mrs. B
The Country Club said you might be able to help in my finding part
I live over on Montego Bay Drive and available for house sitting, dog
sitting, driving, etc.
Please respond if I have reached the right party.
79294 Montego Bay Drive
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
My cell # is 650-274-9200
I am 78 years old, healthy, dependable.
My one and only friend, Nancy Warren lives here at the Bermuda
Oasis where I live. She is the President of the HOA here.
I can give a neighbor also as a reference. Nancy was a client of mine
back in the 70's and we are still very good friends.
I drive a 2014 Toyota Hybrid, have been with the auto club since
1971. My record is clean including my credit.
I lived in the Bay Area for many years and have all kinds of
I work for the Collection Bureau of America out of Hayward and have
been working for them since 2010. I am a part time outside salesman.
You can call Linda Jackson to verify this.
If you would like to have a face to face meeting after February 25th
please let me know. I have company from South America until then.
Will check in with you after the 26th.
Thank you very much.
|NEW ITEMS FOR SALE ON THE
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
Besides our Air and Antique Auto Show in the Fall, this is our
2nd Fund raiser of the year for the Vets in Coachella Valley.
We hope you will join us in this fun event.
Donna and Bob Nelson
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
I am going to leave this information from John Walters for a
couple more weeks, just in case it is still needed.
Good morning Mrs. B
In reply to your email, we have had about 10 or so issues but they have been
fixed. If anyone has an issue they need to contact the special billing number
Bulk Support Line at #1-833-697-7328.
For your Bulk Master Account matters,
please call: #1-877-647-7732 (Matters not concerning billing).
Community Association Manager
Associa – Desert Resort Management
Desert Resort Management – An Associa® Company
42-635 Melanie Place, Ste. 103, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Sometimes things must change so you can change. Sometimes you
must break a little so you can get a peek inside to see what an
awesome powerhouse you are. Sometimes mistakes must be made
so wisdom can be earned. Sometimes you must overcome
heartache so you can begin to follow your heart again.
The true measure of your success is how many times you can
bounce back from failure.
Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places. To be
creative and productive in life, you must first lose your resistance to
When you are no longer able to change a situation, you are
challenged to change yourself.
If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw
out the unnecessary stuff that’s been weighing it down.
(Read The Power of Less.)
Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than
remaining in a situation that no longer fits, or no longer exists.
The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t
mean it’s the end. So stop re-reading the bad one already and turn
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless
you forgive the situation, unless you accept that the situation is over,
you cannot move forward.
Yes, it takes hard work to let go and refocus your life, but it’s worth
every bit of effort you can muster.
Head up, heart open. To better days approaching!
You’re never as good as everyone says when you win, and you’re
never as terrible as they tell you when you lose. The important thing
is what you’ve learned, and what you’re doing with it.
Be careful about who you give the microphone and stage to in your
life. Don’t just listen to the loudest voice. Listen to the truest one.
You’re not a failure because you can’t be all things to all people.
You’re a human.
Never allow someone or something that adds very little to your life, to
control so much of it.
Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the tragic limitations
others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true
destiny does not reside within the narrow-minded outlook of
naysayers. Focus on facts, not judgments. (Marc and I discuss this
in more detail in the “Self-Love” chapter of 1,000 Little Things
Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)
Don’t sit around. Start moving! In the beginning you may not go in
the direction you dream, but as long as you’re moving, you’re
You may be the only person left who believes in you, but that’s
enough. It takes the glimmer of just one star to pierce a universe of
darkness. Never give up on yourself.
Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself today.
Never doubt who you are.
You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you
are still here now. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed,
beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You have
been delayed but not denied.
You have to accept whatever comes your way, and the only
important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Nothing more, nothing less.
99% of the time, the only thing standing between you and your goal
is the fateful story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t
You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out
your purpose, and to do it courageously.
Whether you say, “I can” or “I can’t,” you’re right either way.
All great achievements require time. And all great achievements are
worth your time.
The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small
When things are tough, you must be tougher. Don’t pray for an easy
life. Pray for the strength to endure a tough one that leads to
If you want to be happy and bright, let go of your need to always be
Worry is a massive waste of time and energy. It doesn’t change
anything. All it does is steal your joy and hinder your ability to make
|OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
|UPDATE OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
Chairwoman, Bermuda Dunes Community Council
Our community is starting to take shape...the way we want
it to be...safer community, prettier community and one we
can all be proud of.
For starters, the StorQuest Self Storage project has been
approved by the County and the Council. We wanted a
right turn only sign coming out of the storage facility on to
Avenue 42. They agreed to definitely consider our
Supervisor Perez and some of his staff were on hand at
this meeting. Thanks to all of them for keeping their word to
our Council. By that I mean, the Council was given one last
chance to voice their concerns about this project. The
County had already approved the construction, but
Supervisor Perez had asked that it come before our Council
again because we had so many people against building
this type of building in the middle of our perceived 'down
Contruction should begin soon. I am personally looking
forward to the vacant lot being landscaped and made more
attractive. No more dumping of everything on that lot.
Secondly, the County has acknowledged construction of
two 80-ft side walks going into the Lima Hall Gate off
This project will start during Spring Break or no later than
April 3, 2018.
It is expected to take several days to complete.
* Everyone inside the gated community of Bermuda Dunes
will be notified by Security of this...along with all the
details very soon.
The stop light being installed at the Adams/Avenue 42 gate
will start soon and is scheduled for completion by
December of 2018.
The Bermuda Dunes Airport has reported that their
improvement project will start soon. (I am not holding my
breath). But...let's keep the faith and think positively.
Our new Community Council person is Leslie Loken.
She is a graduate of Indio High School, and moved out of
the Valley to Northern California in the early 1980s. She
had always envisioned coming back to the Coachella
Valley, and in 2005 she was offered the position of
Leasing and Property Manager for Old Town La Quinta.
In 2013 , she was ready for a change, and went to work as
a Project Manager for The Rilington Group, a local Real
Estate Development Company.
She previously sat on the auxiliary Board of Shelter From
The Storm, and have worked on the grants committee for
the United Way for two years. And in her own words,
'I really love the Community in which I reside, and I am in favor of
sustaining positive growth to the Community as well as
introducing events that would benefit business owners, residents
and their families. I also like to see more residents get involved in
our Community and bring awareness to the Community Council.'
KROQ Promoter, Kevin Seki met with the Council (with all
permitting in hand) to again discuss their party in Bermuda
Dunes. It will be from April 13-15, 2018 (1st weekend of
Coachella Fest). They have an estimated attendance of 250
They are always allowed this event because they are the
perfect party hosts.
On to another item about Coachella Fest - The Council and
County are going to take a proactive approach to the rest of
the Coachella fest parties that are held in our Community.
Mo, Transportation Land Management Agency has had
signs made up that will be distributed throughout Bermuda
Dunes. No Parking, Tow Away Zone, etc. There will be over
200 of these signs put up the day before the event.
EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL for problems is 911 -
This number is for California Highway Patrol...
The operator will direct your calls to the appropriate person.
Non-Emergency # is 760 772 8900
Desert Recreation has some fun news. We are on the list for
outside movies. The date, time and name of movied TBD.
Our next Bermuda Dunes Community Council meeting
will be April 5th. This meeting is Coachella Fest
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
This is a short cut to Las Vegas. We love to take this Route as it
is so unique and you get to see such interesting sights.
Below is an article I would like to share with you.
Bristol Dry Lake
Near Amboy On Historic Rt 66
Ever wonder where that salt at your table comes from? Well, Bristol
Dry Lake is one of the sources. With 60 million tons in reserve, you
will be able to salt your food for some time to come. Bristol Lake is
dry lake bed in the desert near the Mojave National Preserve.
Bristol Lake is located 3 miles east of Amboy with an elevation of
about 600 feet. The mineral halite, (sodium chloride - NaCl), occurs
as a crystal body underlying the lake. The surface of the playa lake
is composed of sand, clay, and gypsum. Bristol Lake is in the
California Mojave desert, near Amboy. Two interesting materials
present are sulfates and halite. The surface material is thinnest at
the southern portion of Bristol Dry Lake and thickens to the north. In
the southern portion of the dry lake, the overburden does not exceed
3 feet in thickness. The crystal body is of high-grade halite,
crystallized in cubes, filled with brine which is principally calcium
Some mud, largely of volcanic ash origin, is found with the salt body.
The salt body has an average thickness of 5 feet.
Underlying this salt body is a bed of bluish clay 8 to 10 feet in
thickness and then another bed of salt reported to average 5 feet in
thickness. The lake is covered by a few inches of water in the winter,
but for the most part it's dry and very salty. Managed by the BLM.
The lake is still actively mined.
Below is a picture of the lake after a major rain in 2010.
|Children In Church
Jesus' Dad's Name
A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What was Jesus'
mother's name?" One child answered, "Mary."
The teacher then asked, "Who knows what Jesus' father's name
was?" A little kid said, "Verge."
Confused, the teacher asked, "Where did you get that?"
The kid said, "Well, you know, they are always talking about
Verge n' Mary.''
KIDS IN CHURCH
"Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name.
A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a
better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I
After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed
all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him
three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, "That
preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I
wanted to stay with you."
I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the
Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime. She would repeat
after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go
solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word,
right up to the end of the prayer: "Lead us not into temptation,"
she prayed, "but deliver us from E-mail.
One particular four-year-old prayed, "And forgive us our trash
baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."
A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the
way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in
church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother, Joel, were
sitting together in church Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had had enough
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two
men standing by the door?
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and
Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first
pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If
Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the
first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be
A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old
son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him
A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to
their six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the
"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I
invite all these people to dinner?"
Thanks Leon for these sweet jokes.
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
David is the best wildlife photographer I know. Having lived
in Alaska for years, I share his love of the Raven.
|Raven Tales are the traditional people and animals creation stories
of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast but are
also found among Athabaskan-speaking peoples and others. Raven
stories exist in nearly all of the First Nations throughout the region
but are most prominent in the tales of the Tlingit and Tahltan people.
Raven and eagle are known by many different names by many
different peoples and is an important figure amongst written and
verbal stories. His tales are passed down through the generations of
story tellers of the people and are of cultural and historical
significance. It's important to note that, from some storytellers'
perspective, Native myths such as the Raven Tales, as opposed to
tall tales and little stories for children, are not entertainment and are
cultural property of the clan or individual that the story originates
from. It is customary that others should not tell stories that are owned
by another clan, especially if they do not live in the same area.
While each culture's stories of the Raven are different, there are
even those that share the same title; certain attributes of Raven
remain the same. The Raven is always a magical creature able to
take the form of human, animal, even inanimate objects. He is a
keeper of secrets, and a trickster often focused on satisfying his own
gluttony for whatever he desires. His stories tell of how worldly
things came to be or offer suggestion to children on how to behave.
Raven's creative nature shows itself through circumstance rather
than intent, through the desire to satisfy his own needs, rather than
any altruistic principles. Raven is both the protagonist among the
stories of some groups, and the antagonist of others; he is a hero
and an amusement.
Tales that feature the Raven as the hero are specific to areas in the
north of the continent such as northern British Columbia and
Alaska and their peoples, such as the Tsimshian and the Haida.
Similar tales appear in Chukchi cultures in the north-east of Asia and
it is probable that they are influenced by Native American stories
The Haida First Nation credits Raven with finding the first humans
hiding in a clam shell; he brought them berries and salmon. The
Sioux tell of how a white raven used to warn buffalo of approaching
hunters. Eventually an angry shaman caught the bird and threw it
into a fire, turning it black
We are considering switching to T Mobile. Would it be
possible to ask the blog readers if those who have T
Mobile get a decent cell signal in BDCC?
Brian J. Skeggs
Can anyone help Brian?
|Here is an interesting and painful message I want to share
Who would’ve guessed thousands of kangaroos are slaughtered
every night in their native Australia? After watching Kangaroo: A
Love Hate Story, I felt I should have known. I wondered why I
Then I realized I wasn’t supposed to know. Killing these
marsupials is done in the dark, covertly, and far away from public
scrutiny. It’s a dirty secret that filmmakers Mick McIntyre and
Kate McIntyre Clere have just exposed in theaters across the
United States. The film opens in Australia on March 13th.
What makes this movie intriguing and heartbreaking for me is
that the plight of kangaroos and cats are so similar. The
kangaroo is Australia’s national icon; the cat is one of our most
beloved companion animals. Yet both are the targets of
government-sanctioned killing that officials claim will improve the
environment, though no scientific proof of this exists.
This mass slaughter is made possible because kangaroos, like
cats, are the victims of a political campaign to justify their killing.
Some farmers and ranchers, and their backers in government,
call kangaroos “pests” and “vermin,” who exist in “plague
proportions” and ruin the environment. Some anti-cat groups
similarly call for all cats found outside to be rounded up and
When groups of animals are vilified and maligned, they become
scapegoats for a nation’s problems. Rather than take on the
hard work of addressing the environmental damage that we
cause to the planet — human-created issues such as climate
change, habitat loss, pollution, deforestation, mining, and toxic
chemicals — it’s far easier to blame certain species. No pun
intended, but this is a kangaroo court.
Killing kangaroos and cats will not solve our environmental
problems because they are not the cause of our environmental
But that’s not something you’d ever know from reading the
government-funded, industry-led collaboration, Counting the
Cost: Impact of Invasive Animals in Australia, a report published
by Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Pest Animal
Control in 2004. This report, which only focuses on feral
animals, including cats, claims that non-native species cost the
Australian economy more than $720 million every year by
preying on native animals. However, there’s no data in the report
to support its claim against cats. But who cares? The words
“feral,” “predation,” and “$720 million” are enough to create a
mantra that non-native animals are bad and native animals are
good. And that opens the door for governments to sanction the
poisoning and shooting of cats.
Not only is all that cat killing wrong, it will not help endangered
native species recover. But there’s another issue here: The
notion that “non-native species” are of lower value that native
species is an arbitrary distinction that, increasingly,
conservationists are abandoning. Sadly, the Australian
government’s views haven’t yet caught up with this.
But wait! There seems to be a glitch in Australia’s policy. It
favors native species over non-native species, except when it
Kangaroos are native Australians. And sheep and cows aren’t.
So why are Australia’s iconic species being exterminated?
Because the Australian cattle and sheep industry supposedly
injects more than $16.95 billion into the nation’s economy each
year and employs more than 200,000 people. If ranchers say
kangaroos are ruining crops and competing with their livestock
for grazing land, who will argue?
There are some, like Dror Ben-Ami, PhD, a zoologist out of the
University of Tel Aviv, who tells us that, after 30 years of
research, there’s little evidence kangaroos are competing with
ranchers for grazing land or harming the environment.
Here’s the real reason the killing exists: Greed. The kangaroo
meat and skin industry reportedly generates $133 million a year
in revenue. Who would have thought that kangaroo skin is used
to make soccer shoes? Clearly, killing kangaroos is profitable for
some. But there is also another excuse they use to justify the
killing. The Australian government hopes that by removing its
iconic species, it will be perceived as a champion of the
environment. Meanwhile, it’s allowing its most habitat-destroying
industries — animal agriculture, mining, and forestry — to
continue to wreak havoc.
To put a favorable spin on killing kangaroos and their joeys, the
Australian government released a document called “Improving
the humaneness of commercial kangaroo harvesting.” It’s an
attempt to convince the public no kangaroo offspring are hurt
when killed. Similar claims are made about how cats are killed
“humanely.” Yet, when we learn how kangaroos are killed, when
we hear professional shooters say regulations and rules aren’t
being followed, we know this: The killing of kangaroos – and
cats — is anything but humane.
That’s why films like Kangaroo: A Love Hate Story are so
important. They expose cruelty and greed. It is up to us,
however, to take action. We can choose not to buy products
made from kangaroo – or any animal. We can tell our politicians
we don’t want our tax dollars spent on killing campaigns. And we
can film, blog, tweet, and post about animal cruelty where and
when we see it. Because one thing Kangaroo: A Love Hate
Story has shown us, it’s that cruelty can’t stand the spotlight.
|Finding Kittens Outdoors
It can happen while trapping or just enjoying the great outdoors –
you hear the tiny mews of outdoor kittens.
Your first instinct might be to scoop them up and take them home,
but that may not be what’s best for the kittens. There’s lots to
consider when deciding if a kitten should be brought indoors. It’s
important to remember: Not every outdoor kitten needs saving.
Some outdoor kittens may be sick or injured, and need to be
brought to a veterinarian as soon as possible. But healthy kittens
can take a turn for the worse if they’re brought indoors when they’
re still too young to leave their mother.
Remember: The best place for kittens is with mom. Don’t try to
separate kittens younger than 8 weeks old from their mother
unless there is a medical emergency.
In the end, you just have to use your best judgment. You should
also consider these three things before taking kittens in:
Time: Kitten socialization is very time-consuming – it involves
caring for them one-on-one for at least a couple of hours every
day, and can go on longer than a month. If the kittens are
neonatal, they will need even more care, including bottle feeding.
The last thing you want is to bring a kitten indoors that you don’t
have time to socialize, and then find that they are unadoptable.
Adoption Connections: Once the kittens are socialized, they’ll
need good homes. Check out our tips on promoting a cat for
adoption and finding the best forever home.
Kitten age: Our How Old is That Kitten? resource will help you
figure out a kitten’s age. If kittens are 4 months or older, they are
fine to stay outdoors and live happy, healthy lives with their
colony. We don’t recommend socializing kittens older than this.
Instead, they should be neutered, vaccinated, and returned to
their outdoor home.
Also consider looking for Feral Friends in your area. These are
people, organizations, and veterinarians that may be able to help
you if you find kittens.
|Get Ready for the Kittens!
Spring is around the corner, and that means it’s almost kitten
season—the time of year when most kittens are born. Alley Cat
Allies has info and resources to help you care for kittens and
save their lives.
|Keep Cats' Claws on Their Paws: The Fight Against
Cats' claws belong on their paws, and Alley Cat Allies is fighting
to keep them there. Our newest campaign, Keep Cats' Claws on
Their Paws, aims to raise awareness about the effects of
declawing and inspire animal lovers like you to come together in
support of declaw bans around the nation.
Declawing has been treated as a routine veterinary procedure
for decades. But increasingly, the surgery is recognized as
inhumane, unnecessary, and can cause cats to live with chronic
pain. That’s why at least 42 countries and nine U.S. cities have
banned declaw surgery.
Cats can feel unsafe and are more likely to bite without the
natural protection of their claws. The surgery also can make
using the litter box uncomfortable as paws often remain tender
for a lifetime. Biting and litter box avoidance—effects of
declawing—are the most common reasons cats are abandoned
in shelters, where 70 percent are killed nationwide.
Many well-meaning cat owners don’t realize that cats often suffer
with chronic pain and damage long after declaw surgery. Learn
the facts and spread the word.
Declawing cats is painful, unnecessary, and inhumane.
Declawing, also known as onychectomy, is the surgical
amputation of the last joints of a cat’s toes, similar to cutting a
person’s finger off at the knuckle closest to the fingertip. It can
mean as many as 20 amputations. When the bones are cut,
tendons, nerves, and ligaments in each paw are also severed.
Although it is traumatic, stressful, and causes permanent
damage and pain, declawing an elective surgery that is not
necessary or effective.
Declawing isn’t an easy fix to ‘behavioral’ issues and it doesn’t
keep cats from being brought to shelters.
Side effects from declawing can include hemorrhaging, paw pad
lacerations, swelling, radial nerve damage, lameness, infections,
reopening of wounds, and chronic pain. This chronic pain can
result in behavioral issues such as aggression, biting, and
urinating outside the litter box.
In fact, behavioral issues are one of the main reasons why cats
are relinquished to animal shelters, where more than 70 percent
are killed nationwide.
Cats need their claws.
Declawing a cat is both psychologically and physically scarring.
Cats rely on their whole paw including their nails, or claws, for
behavioral and grooming needs. Their claws help them to climb,
hunt, protect, and defend themselves. Cats scratch to remove
dead nail sheathes, stretch and strengthen their muscles, and
communicate to other cats by marking territory, among other
There are plenty of humane alternatives to scratching behaviors
If a cat’s scratching causes conflict with your furniture, there is
no need to declaw—you can help fulfil their natural, normal, and
necessary need to scratch by redirecting their behavior. Learn
how to address unwanted scratching with humane approaches,
including using scratch posts, deterrents, and nail caps, at
More people are recognizing that declawing is a harmful
Thanks to widespread education and awareness efforts, more
and more people realize how much harm declawing causes cats.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Humane
Society Veterinary Medical Association, the International Society
of Feline Medicine, and the World Small Animal Veterinary
Association all oppose declawing. The Center for Disease
Control and Prevention also does not recommend declawing.
The movement to ban declawing is growing.
At least 42 countries have made declawing illegal, including
Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Israel. In the United
States, declawing is outlawed in eight cities in California, and in
Denver, Colorado. Over the past few years an increasing
number of state bills have been introduced to ban declawing,
indicating that jurisdictions nationwide are finally recognizing
declawing as cruel and inhumane.
Join us to protect cats.
Alley Cat Allies is against the cruel practice of declawing cats.
We encourage everyone to speak out against declawing and
support declawing bans in all communities.
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Looking for someone that does minor sewing/repairs.
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