I think someone already posted this article. I also had a similar experience. After falling in love with a tortie kitty online I called the shelter about meeting the cat and the lady blabbed for an hour about how I feed my cat the wrong food and how I am awful for getting her declawed and that she probably doesn’t behave correctly because I did get her declawed. First of all, I rescued my cat who had been abandoned with her brother at about 4 weeks in a cardboard box. Second of all, she is the sweetest most loving animal in the world and the day I got her declawed she came home, chewed off her bandages immediately, and went on about her business (aka fighting/playing with her brother).
By the way, that particular cat is still up for adoption……6 months later.