I am the one who got his cat declawed her backclaws. I just want to say that you all dont understand the grey area. I love my cat I had her since she was a kitten its been six years and I am tired of taking care of her. I am not a mean cruel person and its not her fault. I dont know what to do at times here is what I am talking about I dont know who would take her. I dont want to bring her to a "no put to sleep shelter" she is a good cat and the idea of her being stuffed into a small cage I cant do that to her. Cats are smart she would probably wonder what she did wrong to deserve this. You all havent seen her at times she just goes "hyperactive" where she runs across one side of the room to the other side" She has scratched my furniture and even my wood table. She has scratched the counters and the carpet. I rent I couldnt afford it anymore. I got her declawed to fulfill my commitment of a pet owner after she passes I probably wont get another cat. Its like $300 a pet deposit every place I live. I have thought about putting her to sleep I dont think I could do that. I would like my independence I would like to live with roommates who dont have or want any pets. I feel like I have a child at times the first 6 years were fun and I enjoyed her but now??? I am going to keep taking care of her but when she was at the vet overnight I liked leaving my food on the table and not having her jump up and taste it. I feel the declawing was a way to extend her living with me cause I think I would have to put her in a shelter or put her to sleep. I would rather have her put to sleep and be in a better place than a cage. Cause who knows how long she would stay in that cage she isnt a cute little kitten she is a full grown cat and they dont get adopted as fast and you all know thats the truth. Any options on what to do?