The Paw Project (2013)

The Paw Project (2013)




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The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States today, 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 cats who are declawed, many veterinarians continue to recommend the procedure, which costs upwards of $1,200. per hour - even for very young kittens. These are animals we love, and with whom we share our homes. Why aren't we being told the truth about what the declawing procedure involves? The Paw Project documentary chronicles the happy and unexpected twist of fate that led to the protection of many animals through the grassroots advocacy efforts led by Dr. Conrad and The Paw Project.(c) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for The Paw Project

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

To its credit, "The Paw Project" doesn't feel remotely self-aggrandizing, but conscientious and scientific.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A heartfelt documentary about a subject that inflames cat lovers everywhere: declawing.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The story of veterinarian Jennifer Conrad's crusade to outlaw declawing of cats is eye-opening and sometimes charming.

Full Review… | September 24, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Taking the health and well being issue seriously the film is an effective grass roots tool.

Full Review… | June 22, 2016
The Film Stage

An insightful but one-sided and somewhat overwrought indictment of the growing practice of cat-declawing.

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The Paw Project

All animal lovers need to watch this film. It is absolutely heartbreaking, but also very inspiring. We need to continue to fight the good fight in order to ban declawing in this country.

Lauren Scheier
Lauren Scheier

Vet Dr. Jennifer Conrad brings this informative documentary about cat declawing to light. It is a must see to help spread the word and BAN this horrible process many pet owners put their cats through. Declawing causes pain, arthritis, trouble walking, infection, stress, depression (just to name a few) to our feline friends. it is not a safe procedure and is basically an amputation of a cats paw. Imagine if someone cut off your toes off...that's what it's equivalent to. Please watch and help inform others on stopping this procedure everywhere. If you don't want a pet to ruin your furniture, then don't get something with claws, period.

April Toledo
April Toledo

Entertaining, inspiring, and educational. A perfect documentary that exposes the cruelty of declawing and gives hope to those who care about animals.

James Jensvold
James Jensvold

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