His previous owners had him declawed, after which time he became unruly and unmanagable - a fate that often befalls declawed cats because of the extreme pain they suffer as a result of the declawing procedure. Somehow, he managed to get outside, and was subsequently hit by a car and suffered a broken hip, at which point his owners surrendered him. We found him at the local pet rescue adoption booth at the shopping center and were struck by his beaury. We were astonished to see him there the following week, and then a third week as well. We learned nobody wanted to adopt him because of his problems - he was unpredictable, he bit (hard and often), he was basically untouchable and couldn't be picked up, and he had an intense dislike of other cats. We adopted him with some trepidation because of those problems, but we couldn't bear to think of him never having a home. We kept him isolated for weeks and gave him huge amounts of individual time and attention, and he's made great improvement. He still bites occasionally, but is now pretty handleable and tolerates the other cats, for the most part. He'll even come and sit in our laps now, but only if we don't touch him while he's there!