Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Declawing issues with group homes.
I have Autism, among other disabilities and because of this I have a problem. In a few years I will have to move into a group home before possibly going on to apartment/assisted living. All of the Group homes I have heard about in my area ( I live in MN, St paul); Require that cats be declawed in order to live with you, One person told me it was to avoid lawsuits filed against the home, another told me it was to protect resadents from the cat. I do not agree with this practice, knowing first hand what happens to cats after declawing is done to them and how cruel it is, Are they any Group homes in my area that allow clawed cats?