We're applying to lease an apartment, and we're adamant about keeping our cat, so we chose a place that allows pets. The only thing is, they require that your cat(s) be declawed, at least in its two front paws. Even though I am *highly* against declawing, I may have no choice--the only other option is to leave her here, with her boyfriend's dick of a father, where her fate will be uncertain, or take her to the pound. I'd declaw her before resorting to the latter options, or try to beg one of my relatives to take her.
Are there any safe and painless alternatives to declawing they might accept?