Be Pet Positive
Help save American pets' tails, toes, ears and more.
We were born beautiful
The National Pet Advocacy and Welfare Society (NPAWS) believes that all pets are born beautiful. The NPAWS Pet Positive Movement is working to end normalized pet cruelty by saving tails, ears, claws, and more from non-therapeutic invasive procedures. Such needless actions as tail docking, ear cropping, declawing, and other antiquated traditions have no place in modern America.
The NPAWS Pet Positive Veterinary Clinic Certification program expands public awareness and draws veterinarians together with like-minded clients.
NPAWS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We are 100% volunteer run and based in Austin, TX.
Make a difference for America's pets...
What is Normalized Pet Cruelty?
Illegal across Europe and in many countries around the world, invasive non-therapeutic pet procedures are still legal in every one of the United States.
They include such procedures as:
Removing / Injuring
Ears (dog ear cropping)
Tails (dog tail docking)
Toes (dog & cat declawing)
Tendons (cat tendonectomy)
Decorative Pet Tattoos
Cosmetic Pet Piercings
Ornamental Prosthetic Testicles
Normalized pet cruelty does not include spay- or neuter-related
pet procedures, which moderate population and euthanasia rates
Together, let's end normalized pet cruelty in America.
I was born beautiful.
Nature KNows Best
I'm a natural Boxer. Pretty cute, huh? Why would anybody want to chop off my tail and ears to change my look?!
Whether you believe in God, evolution, or something else, they all agree that I was born beautiful.
I'm safe here.
With my claws, I'm able to excape predators and defend myself. Without them, I'd be prone to undesirable behavior. Declawing is more than a mani-pedi. It would remove the first knuckle of my toes. Did you know that declawed cats are more often surrendered and euthanized than natural-pawed kitties like me.
Maryland banned cat declawing
on April 21, 2022.
Two down... 48 to go!
New York banned cat declawing
on July 22, 2019.
Austin banned cat declawing
on March 4, 2021.
Way to go Austin!