Don't mention De-clawing!
Your assessment is incorrect- I have two kittens NOW, they are 6 months old. I never ever inquired about adopting another cat. Your associate lectured me when I told her that the kittens were separated in each bedroom for the next few days due to surgery. She asked what kind and I told her they had been spayed and de-clawed. She let out a very loud gasp and started in about how she volunteers every weekend and how they never allow adoptions if de-clawing is considered, then all the reasons etc., etc., etc. Forgive me but your associate has lied to you - just another reason not to entrust someone like that with my precious babies.