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Be Pet Positive

Help end normalized pet cruelty in America today


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We were born beautiful

Yorkshire Terrier at the Vet


The National Pet Advocacy and Welfare Society (NPAWS) is an animal rights movement for America's pets. We believe that all pets are born beautiful. The movement is working to end normalized pet cruelty by saving tails, ears, claws, and more from non-therapeutic invasive procedures.


Our Pet Positive Movement draws veterinarians, businesses, and other Pet Positive people and organizations together to end this normalized pet cruelty in the United States.

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​

  • …and more.

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.​

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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.

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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.

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Maryland banned cat declawing

on April 21, 2022.

Two down... 48 to go!

Austin banned cat declawing

on March 4, 2021.

Way to go Austin!

Image by Avel Chuklanov

New York banned cat declawing

on July 22, 2019.


Image by Fredrik Öhlander

Human Tails?

Check out this mechanical tail made to help the elderly and other remain steady. Hmmm...we're adding tails to people but removing them from pets. What?

No spare parts.

Now tell me...why do I get to keep my ears when some of my buddies have them cut off?


Makes no sense!


My friend Susie's ears were cut off with scissors in the back yard. Can you believe that's actually legal in 42 American states?!!!

Help NPAWS change that.


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They do what...to what?!!!