Berkeley joined the cat-friendly club Tuesday.
The city council voted unanimously to ban the practice of declawing cats, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine or jail time.
San Francisco became the first major city in the country to ban cat declawing last week. Unless there's a medical reason for the procedure, people who violate the ban could face up to six months in jail or a fine of up to $1,000.
City council members in Beverly Hills voted unanimously last week to move forward with a similar ban.
The California Veterinary Medical Association opposes such bans, saying the decision should be made between the owner and veterinarian. Spokesman Carl Singer says there are some cases where declawing is preferable to putting the animal down.