You didn’t know about the Fabulous City the Kitty book?

City the Kitty is ginger muse to Lori Shepler, who is a professional photographer. Lori’s superb pictures of City have gained him a huge Instagram following and made him a social media star.

As well as ginger polydactyl good looks, City stands, with his mom Lori, in the front line of the fight to ban declawing in the USA, inspired by Jennifer Conrad, DVM – Founder and Director of The Paw Project. We stand with City in his fight against declawing.

What is Declawing?

From the Humane Society of the United States:

“People often mistakenly believe that declawing their cats is a harmless “quick fix” for unwanted scratching. They don’t realize that declawing can make a cat less likely to use the litter box or more likely to bite. Declawing also can cause lasting physical problems for your cat.”

“Medical drawbacks to declawing include pain in the paw, infection, tissue necrosis (tissue death), lameness, and back pain. Removing claws changes the way a cat’s foot meets the ground and can cause pain similar to wearing an uncomfortable pair of shoes. There can also be a regrowth of improperly removed claws, nerve damage, and bone spurs.”

Read the full article here.

Meet our City the Kitty Book Sponsor

A huge thank you to our sponsor Erin, from Erin the Cat Princess blog, we have a ‘pawtographed’ copy of this totally gorgeous cat lover’s book to give away and a special postcard with a City pawprint! Erin is a 2016 BlogPaws® Nose to Nose finalist, and fine cat blogger.

City The Kitty Giveaway sponsor - Erin The Cat Princess
Our Sponsor – Erin The Cat Princess

Where did City the Kitty come from?

Things were at a crossroads in her life when Lori encountered City. When he finished turning her world upside down Lori was facing another direction, with City taking over social media and jumping paws and claws first into the declawing debate (graphic warning).

“Claws are part of what makes me so HANDsome”

City and his mum wanted to give something back to the supporters who have helped them, and who have made declawing a national issue in the USA. So they created this wonderful book packed with stunning images of the polydactyl rock star who will charm you with his looks, his amazing agility. [You can also buy a copy of City’s book here.] City can also be found on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

With the news that Denver has banned declawing, the huge amount of work that City and his photographer Mom are doing is beginning to take hold so, please, join us and support City.  

City the Kitty Anti Declawing Chamption

The giveaway was available to all our friend WORLDWIDE. As a thank you for the support and warmth we get every week from our wonderful readers and supporters.

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City the Kitty Giveaway Organiser
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  1. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    December 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Oh. My. Mouses. I WON! Big purrs to all of you at the Dash Kitten Blog for hostin’ such a great giveaway and big purrs to my pal Erin (she’s a princess, you know) for sponsoring such a great prize! PURRS.



  2. Judy Erickson

    December 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    My 3 kitties and I would love to have City the Kitty’s book for the holidays! Kudos to the great work to ban declawing. I have put a scratching post everywhere in the house to make scratching and stretching easy for them.


  3. Shoko Neilson

    December 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    ERin the Cat Princess has de eloped a book that we must read. This is a great cause.

    Shoko and Kali


  4. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    December 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh my mouses! JUST LOOK AT THOSE PAWS! Gorgeous. What a lovely book from Erin.



  5. Malaika Fernandes

    December 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Erin is such a gorgeous tuxedo cat and what a lovely give away


  6. Tenacious Little Terrier

    December 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    What a lovely book. City has such vivid eyes!


  7. Cathy Armato

    December 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    What a lovely Christmas gift this would make for a cat lover! Declawing is such a huge issue, I’m glad there are a few products that can help like Soft Paws, and ways you can try to minimize clawing like having multiple scratching posts.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  8. Hairballs and Hissyfits

    December 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Amarula loves books! And she is definitely against declawing! What else are you supposed to use to keep your human in line!??


  9. Ruth Epstein

    December 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love book giveaways, it looks great and must come back later to enter 🙂


  10. Annabelle

    December 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

    We love City the Kitty!


  11. Nichole

    December 1, 2016 at 9:19 am

    What a great giveaway – looks like a cool book!


  12. Tonya Wilhelm

    December 1, 2016 at 5:22 am

    City the Kitty, what a very cute name. I so love that photo too.


  13. Amber Ketchum

    December 1, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I love the Paw Project! I’m so happy for City and I’m so glad that folks like you are working to spread the word about declawing!


  14. The Daily Pip

    December 1, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Seeing your video yesterday really sparked my interest in this book and I would love to read it!


  15. Annette

    November 30, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    A great giveaway for CatLovers just in time for Christmas! City the Kitty supports #PawProject as do we. We are sharing to Pinterest, Twitter & Facebook 😉


  16. Sweet Purrfections

    November 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    We’d love to win this. Good luck on your giveaway.


  17. Cathy Keisha

    November 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I’d love to win. City is sure handsome.


  18. Three Chatty Cats

    November 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    City the Kitty and Lori do awesome work! Thank you for bringing attention to them and hosting this awesome giveaway.


  19. mariodacat

    November 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    What a nice give away. Thanks for hosting it. We did enter.


  20. Edie

    November 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    What a great giveaway. Good luck to everyone.


  21. Tiny Pearl Cat

    November 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Nice to see she is working on banning declawing. People have no idea, and should all have to help in the vet operation room with the procedure just to see how sick it is.


  22. MR. Puddy

    November 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Look like a cool book !
    I just wanna check who is most handsome in da world..tee..heh


  23. Lola The Rescued Cat

    November 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    We’ve been following City for a while now. What a great giveaway.


  24. Dz Dogs

    November 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Very cool! We hadn’t heard of City and Lori but would love for a chance to read this book! We too agree that kitties should keep their claws!


  25. DONNA m musche

    November 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    My kitties and i love City!The book sounds great im going to get it soon i hope!What a great message it delivers.


  26. The Island Cats

    November 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

    We think City is pawsome! What a great book!


  27. The Swiss Cats

    November 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

    What a pawsome giveaway ! City looks like a very special cat, and so does his mom ! Purrs


  28. LilyLuWhoT

    November 29, 2016 at 10:08 am

    City is a pawsome anipal to work so hard to make hoomans aware of how horrible declawing is! *high paw* Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win his book! ((HUGS))


  29. jmuhj

    November 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Longtime fans of City and his work on behalf of cats everywhere. We were created with CLAWS for very good reasons, and our servant provides scratchers and cat furniture THROUGHOUT our domain for that very purpose, as well as grooming services, however unwanted, with special cat-friendly claw clippers. 😉


  30. Summer

    November 29, 2016 at 8:38 am

    We love City! Good luck to everyone entering!


  31. Katie Kat and Lil Bear

    November 29, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Dis am Pawsome Giveaway. Lori and City am amazing. We loves all the do to stop declawing kitties.
    Thanks Dash Kitten Crew fur helping with this giveaway!
    -Lil Bear who likes hims claws just the way they am…


  32. Brian

    November 29, 2016 at 7:48 am

    City is a sweet one and the Mom is super special!


  33. Erin the Cat Princess

    November 29, 2016 at 7:05 am

    This is a wonderful book, and City is a Wonderful Cat bringing a very important message to the Cat world, to bring about a much needed change. That really rocks in our book! purrs ERin


  34. mommakatandherbearcat

    November 29, 2016 at 2:48 am

    We love City and Lori! They work so tirelessly to ban declawing and were so open to sharing my story of Kitty and my interactions with the AAHA about declawing. Of course, we love Erin and her human too … we’re fortunate to call them good friends who always make our day … hmmm … EXACTLY like the Dash Kitten crew!


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