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My name is Selena - Sad Story!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Lakewood, California - Selena - Sad Story
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For Adoption by Foster Mom - Lakewood

Facts about Selena - Sad Story

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Selena is a 2-3 year-old, American Short hair that has had a difficult start to life and is in need of a loving owner and home. She is being cared for by a private rescuer who helped out with a hoarding situation Selena was part of. Selena is shy but has come a long way in showing her love and affection. Check out her video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H9Ik9iBKOA) and see how she has learned to trust and become a real sweet heart, despite everything that she has been through.

Good with other cats? She is timid of other cats, but shows interest in kittens

Good with dogs? unknown

Good with kids? unknown

Is your cat litterbox trained? yes

Is your cat declawed? No

History: Selena came to me in about April of 2014. I was helping a rescue I had been volunteering with to trap and rehome more than 20 cats from a hoarder situation. When I got Selena, we were going to release her into my yard as an outdoor cat, because the rescue I was working with thought she was semi-feral. I saw this petite, adorable girl, and knew I could not do that to her. So I decided to try to domesticate her. She would hiss and swipe at me when I would go to her cage to feed her. But after a while, she would meow instead of hiss, and let me pet her instead of swiping at me. I love that this shy, hissy girl now lets me pet her, and pick her up, and sometimes even hold her on my lap. She has come a long way, and I know she has the personality to come even further.

What adjectives describe your cat? Cute, shy, timid

Best qualities: Although she is shy, she can also be quite the attention grabber.

Favorite activities: Watching the stray kitties in my backyard. Getting petted.

Loud/quiet: does your cat meow or vocalize a lot? She is very quiet. I rarely hear her meow.

What do you think the ideal home for this cat would be? Selena would be happiest as an only kitty. She needs a home with patient, understanding parents, who know that she will hide for quite a while, and probably swipe at them every once in a while until she is used to them. I think the person who understands this will be rewarded with lots of purrs and a cat who may actually learn to be a loving lap kitty.

About For Adoption by Foster Mom - Lakewood

About Our Rescue Group...

Adopt-a-Pet.com is helping this foster mom find a new, loving home for this pet.

Our Adoption Process...

This pet is available for adoption by a private owner. Adopt-a-Pet.com will be supervising this adoption as part of a pilot program designed to help pets in need stay out of the shelter.

1. Please fill out the brief online adoption application here.

2. We'll review the application with the pet's owner, and get back to you regarding setting up a meeting.

3. We will arrange a safe meeting place at a public venue.

4. If you adopt, we will ask that you donate to help other pets find homes. Adopt-a-Pet.com will be distribute 100% of your donation to an animal shelter or rescue organization to support their important work.