This can lead to lifelong complications. One cougar at BCR was declawed as a kitten, and though she's now around 20 years old, her claws keep trying to grow back under the skin. "It's painful to walk on," Bass explained. "It can hamper their activity, and it can be painful for them to jump and land down on those paws."
Fortunately, it looks like Zorro is now pain-free - and putting his paws to good use. A video posted a few years ago shows the spry cat attacking a hanging box - and he totally goes to town.