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Selena Tuxedo & Domestic Short Hair Mix Waverly, IA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black & White / Tuxedo


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other cats.
Prefers a home without
Dogs, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Selena

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE: To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in.

Apply to adopt with our online cat application:

Please go to our web-site to learn more about Waverly Pet Rescue:

Selena was a stray from Evansdale, Iowa. Her time was up so Waverly Pet Rescue took her in. Selena is now up to date on shots, tested FeLV / FIV negative, and spayed. She is living in a foster home.

Selena is about 5-3/4 years old as of January 2023. When we first got her, she was very upset. She would hiss, growl, and full on try to attack you if you came near her. It has taken her many months to trust her foster mom. Selena is not feral or even semi-feral, she was traumatized from her past. One day I went to feed her and she didn't try to attack me, only hissed. Then a couple weeks later she stopped hissing and just swooshed her tail. Finally she came over and gave my hand a head-bump. It took a long time to earn her trust and I am sure it will be the same in a new home. She is now friendly with me and likes to be petted. She is not one to pick up or hold. She does not like other cats so far.. A home with no dogs and no children. Not even grandchildren that come and visit. . You must be a very understanding and experienced cat person to adopt Selena.

Her next home must be a forever home! She has been let down by humans. Help her trust again and be the one that will keep her forever.

8/9/20 UPDATE: Selena has been in a foster home for over a year now. She now trusts her foster mom. She is now very friendly and loves to be petted. Her favorite time of the day is when it is time to eat. Selena is a very curious cat and likes to explore everything and everywhere. Sometimes I am not sure where she is, so will look around and will find her in a spot up high. She also now gets along well with another foster cat name Gizmo. She also seems to do ok with other foster cats she has met briefly. She sniffs noses with them. If they do not hiss, she does not hiss. If they hiss, she hisses but then walks away. Selena is a great cat! She just needs a true cat lover that understands cats to adopt her. Someone willing to give her all the time she needs to settle in, even if that is months and months. She is worth the extra time and patience she needs to learn to trust you!

Selena's adoption fee is $95.00.

WE ARE A NO-KILL 501-C-3 NON-PROFIT RESCUE. All donations are tax deductible. We do not have a shelter. All pets live in foster homes. We only adopt to indoor homes. To see an animal, you must fill out an application first and then once approved, we can set up for you to meet the animal you are interested in. We do background checks on all applicants. If you have assault, domestic abuse, or drug charges please do not apply. If you have questions, please send an email to

All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $250 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.
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