The organisation said the product was in direct contravention of the Animal Protection Act, which prohibits the attachment of equipment to an animal which causes pain and distress.
The anti-scratch boots for cats are made of hard plastic and feared to cause suffering to cats, said the organisation.
CAWF chairperson Karen de Klerk said steps had been taken to find the stores selling and/or importing the boots.
“The product is in direct contravention of the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962, which prohibits the attachment of any equipment to an animal which will cause distress.
"Steps are being taken by CAWF members to trace the import agent for the product and to appeal for its discontinuation.”...
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