Lucas was born to a feral/stray mom and adopted by his first family at the age of 6 weeks. He was raised with two adult cats that he maintained a tenuous relationship with- having no littermates to play with and learn from, his social skills suffered. He grew into a stressed and anxious cat that slowly began to learn to get his way by nipping, swatting and acting aggressive. He was placed on Prozac and on a special diet to deal with the urinary issues he developed. When his owners had a child they decided he could no longer be trusted in the home and was passed along to other family members. That family member was unable to keep Lucas long term and at the age of 8 Lucas arrived at the Sanctuary in December 2017. Given space and respect Lucas has been learning how to properly interact with people. The kindness he has been shown is now being returned with happy purrs and affection- and sometimes still the occasional swat. He has emerged as a playful, intelligent more confident cat that no longer needs a special diet or medication.