Congrats, Dr. Conrad

New Jersey state senator Troy Singleton
New Jersey Bill to Ban Declawing
Dr. Jennifer Conrad provides testimony on the negative effects of feline declawing

August 7, 2020 – The HSVMA honored five veterinarians for their incredible advocacy and continued work in the field of animal welfare. Dr. Jennifer Conrad was one of five veterinarians recognized for their work on animal welfare and animal advocacy issues by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)Dr. Conrad received the Gordon Stull Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts to ban feline declawing. Dr. Stull, who passed away in 2019, was a long-time HSVMA member and served on the HSVMA Leadership Council. A tireless advocate for animal welfare, Dr. Stull was also a Paw Project Director. (The annual award for 2019 was announced only recently.)

The HSVMA press announcement:Dr. Jennifer Conrad of California founded The Paw Project, a non-profit that educates the public about the cruelty of feline declawing. She has spent more than two decades successfully lobbying many municipal and state governments in the US to ban declaw surgery. To date, The Paw Project has succeeded in passing bans in eight cities in California, the cities of Denver, CO, and St. Louis, MO, and state-wide in New York. Her organization tirelessly advocates to end this cruel practice and also helps rehabilitate cats who have suffered the ill effects of being declawed. Dr. Conrad has performed many reparative surgeries on exotic and domestic cats who have undergone declaw surgery. Her organization has also helped pass laws to ban the practice of declawing wild or exotic cats and laws prohibiting landlords from requiring tenants declaw or devocalize their pets.”

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