It’s important to remember that an adult cat can be declawed! Many people are under the misconception that it is only possible to declaw kittens. However, this is not true – older cats can also have their claws removed. If you are worried about your cat being able to scratch furniture, you may want to consider having him or her declawed before he or she reaches maturity so they will never have a chance at scratching any of your belongings! The procedure does involve anesthesia and sedation because it needs to be done in one swift motion with no discomfort for the patient. It takes less than 5 minutes per paw and recovery time should not take more than 48 hours. Kittens usually find ways around fences anyway if the fence isn’t set up correctly or there are gaps in them where they could squeeze through…and don’t forget those pesky cats who scale trees? There are many other options for keeping kitties inside but please keep in mind that we need both humans and felines living together as neighbors which means we all need each others (and our respective pets) lives and safety taken into consideration!