Say you've had two adopted cats, both approximately 8 years old, and you've got to move to another state.
Upon researching a three county radius for your new location you discover that your only options are to
A) Declaw your eight year old cats.
B) Surrender them to the local non-kill shelter
Because no place in your new location will budge on the No Pets or the No Clawed Pets policies. Note in this scenario you don't have any friends who can take the cats in your current or target city.
Is it crueler to declaw the cats so you can keep them with you, or to give them up for adoption where their next owner may declaw them anyway?