WeHo city councilmember John Duran and Paw Project founder and producer Dr. Jennifer Conrad at the screening of The Paw Project documentary, which chronicles the non-profit's decade-long anti-declawing battle that began in West Hollywood.

Paw Project Movie Featured at 4th Annual Awareness Festival

July 28, 2013 – The annual film festival focusing on social consciousness and world issues was held in Santa Monica, and The Paw Project participated with a screening of The Paw Project movie.

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June 28, 2013 – The Paw Project hosted a screening of the 1-hour documentary film, The Paw Project, in Malibu, CA.  The documentary played to a full house and was followed by an informal reception and a Q&A session with filmmaker and Paw Project founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad, DVM.


Where It All Started – West Hollywood, CA
The Paw Project Movie Screening is Big Success!

Apr. 29, 2013 – This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the West Hollywood Anti-Declawing Ordinance and to celebrate the milestone, the City of West Hollywood and the Paw Project hosted a special free screening of the 1-hour documentary film, The Paw Project, followed by an informal reception at the Pacific Design Center.  City Councilmembers from the cities of West Hollywood and Los Angeles and special guests, Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" and YouTube sensation Randall were on hand to help us celebrate.


The Paw Project's award-winning billboard inaugurated a decade-long public-awareness campaign.  It was unveiled on Sunset Blvd. and went on to appear all over Los Angeles courtesy Regency Outdoor Advertising.


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Screening of The Paw Project documentary in Culver City, CA

Nov. 27, 2012 – This one-hour documentary film chronicles the battle of a tiny grassroots movement and its struggle to protect animals from the greed of big veterinary corporations.  What goes on behind closed veterinary doors?  Why do veterinarians always take animals into the back?  Are there dirty little veterinary secrets that animals can't tell us? 

Declawing is one of the most painful, routinely-performed surgeries in all of veterinary medicine, and yet it is so common that one-quarter or more of all cats in the US are declawed.  In an unexpected and happy twist, millions of cats had a cruel fate averted in many regions of California.

The Culver City screening of The Paw Project documentary on November 27, 2012, was presented by Micheál O'Leary, Culver City Councilmember. 


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The Paw Project documentary goes to Portland, OR

Nov. 18, 2012 – The Paw Project documentary aired at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon on November 18.  The screening was sponsored by WildCat Haven Sanctuary and filmmaker Dr. Jennifer Conrad was invited to attend and discuss the film after the showing.  Both Dr. Conrad and her film received a warm reception and terrific support for its message—educate people about the crippling effects of feline declawing and garner support for banning this inhumane practice.

Spoiler alert (not really, we want everyone to know):
Do something to make a positive difference for our feline friends:  tell your vet that you don't approve of declawing and tell 5 other people – pass it on.

Follow the commentary on WildCat Haven's Facebook wall.  The film got some nice pre-screening buzz from local newspaper reporter Monique Balas in Pet Talk: Controversial topic of cat declawing addressed in documentary.  Dr. Conrad was very appreciative of the positive response Oregonians expressed in both the anti-declawing cause that she has championed for the past 12 years and the documentary film that her work inspired.

Located in Sherwood, Oregon, WildCat Haven Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill sanctuary committed to providing a safe, natural, permanent home for abused and neglected captive-born wildcats.


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Oct. 24, 2012 – Screening of The Paw Project documentary at UCLA School of Law and panel discussion.


Sept. 26, 2012 – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1229, the first ever state law in the nation that prohibits landlords from requiring tenants to declaw or devocalize their animals. The Paw Project is proud to have sponsored this bill and thanks its co-sponsor, HSVMA, and the author of the bill, Senator Fran Pavley.

Sept. 23, 2012 – Dr. Jennifer Conrad is interviewed on Animals Today Radio.


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