Are there newer, safer and more humane procedures for declawing a cat?

Update: ~7 years old, owner is moving out of the country, can't take her. Very anti-social, doesn't leave the bedroom, no amount of cat scratching furniture deters her from scratching mattress/bedroom furniture. Destroys everything and the last thing we want to do is give her up, even if she is not willing to... show more ~7 years old, owner is moving out of the country, can't take her. Very anti-social, doesn't leave the bedroom, no amount of cat scratching furniture deters her from scratching mattress/bedroom furniture. Destroys everything and the last thing we want to do is give her up, even if she is not willing to socialize. Cutting her nails is done regularly but she still scratches and ruins furniture. I know de-clawing is inhumane, this seems like the lesser evil at this point.
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