Iowa Bill Would Prohibit Cat Declawing

Iowa Senate File 283 would prohibit cat declawing except by a licensed veterinarian for therapeutic purposes. “A person who violates the provision is subject to a range of civil penalties from $500 for an initial violation, $1,500 for a second violation within two years, and $2,500 for a third or subsequent violation within five years.” The bill has been referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee.