declawing through raising awareness via his social feeds. Many fans
and fellow online cat stars follow his
lead and contribute to the effort.
“Nobody knows toes better than
City the Kitty,” Dr. Conrad said. “We
support each other in the cause to
end declawing. City has brought a
lot of attention to the cause with
his outspoken innocence.”
Many of City’s posts celebrate
intact toes on cats. He often uses
the tag #cooltohaveclaws.
On City TheKitty.com, Lori posted
a list of vets who don’t declaw. She
sends followers to PawProject.org
when they want more information.
And, she fields calls from people
who want help ending mandatory
declaw policies in private establishments and encouraging municipali-ties to ban the surgery.
Productive fun does occur in
Lori and City’s life, and more is in
store for the pair. Recently, com-
poser David Teie wrote music to
relax cats, and City helped test it
out. He was in the Washington Post
news video that featured Teie’s cello
sounds and might lend a giant paw
to the album’s marketing, too.
Big paws can help a big cause,
but they can also enjoy some time
to play. City the Kitty seems to
have it all handled, with more fun
Anastasia Thrift’s “job” is to
find interesting cats online
and share stories and pho-
tos of them for CatChannel.
com. She’s written about
pets and their people for 10 years, work-
ing her way up the food chain to cats.
Neighborhood cat, Killer, ate on her front
porch for a year before reluctantly letting
her bring him indoors. Follow Anastasia on
Twitter at @Thrift T.
City the Kitty
will help change the
world for the better.