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About 4 years ago I adopted a nine month cat from the Humane Society. He was very fearful and unloving so no one was interested in him. That broke my heart and I decided that he needed love too. So I brought him home, with time and a ton of patience he has become very loving with me and has provided me with lots of returned love. However one problem area still remains; he is terrified of other people, will not allow anyone to pick him up or cut his nails and will only sit on my "lap" if I am supine and reading! If I go to pet him while standing he is beginning to allow it but is obviously fearful and cringes. I have not way to get him to a vet if he gets ill as he will claw and bite if I try to pick him up. Any suggestions? I understand his fear and have strong suspicions as to what was done to him but need a way to help him trust me completely....it's been over 3 1/2 years!?! Thanks for your time. Jaci Eskridge

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Once bitten twice shy...and it sounds like he was beaten quite a bit. Poor thing. It makes me want to find the person/people and...
It sounds like he's not going to ease up any time soon. The only way he'll trust anyone other than you is for others to come over quite frequently,and not to touch him,or even look at him,while they are there.
This is the only way that he won't see them as a threat. Eventually,(hopefully) he'll start to accept the fact that not all humans are bad.
As for trusting you 100%...it may never happen.
I adopted a cat years ago that was the same way. He hated everyone equally...however I think I was his favourite as he left hairballs under my pillow.
I bought him a teddy bear and he took to it almost right away. After a few years he started to sleep on my bed with his bear. He passed away at the age of 17...never having changed his attitude towards humans.

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