AGE: My name is Lucas and I am a particularly handsome (if I may say so, myself), 8-year-old orange tabby.

PERSONALITY: I have eyes that look like pale-green sea glass, and a shy, gentle personality. I blossom when people approach me slowly and quietly.

HIGHLIGHTS: It might take a little time for me to feel safe in my new home, but once I do, you are going to have a fabulous new best friend and cuddle buddy.

AVAILABLE: At the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy., between Talent and Phoenix, open 7 days a week.

COST: $45, which includes a free wellness visit at a local veterinarian office is included. Lucas is neutered.

ONLINE: View adoptable pets via Friends of the Animal Shelter: www.facebook.com/fotas, www.fotas.org or www.petfinder.com

LOST & FOUND: www.petharbor.com or call 541-774-6654.

OTHER RESOURCES: Southern Oregon Humane Society, www.sohumane.org; C.A.T.S., www.kittensandcats.org; Sanctuary One, www.sanctuaryone.org; Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) — low-cost options; www.spayneuter.org.