My name is Selene!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Selene
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I'm being cared for by:
Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Facts about Selene

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: C-16-375
  • Hair: Short

Description: Tabby and white

Personality: Selene is a super outgoing little tabby with a lot of personality. She was found hanging around a hotel in Durham. Being the friendly girl that she is, Selene didn't realize that not every guest at the hotel appreciated her coming into their room to visit!

Besides being friendly, Selene is also healthy, happy, and very confident.

She knows what she wants and when she wants it, and she's not afraid to ask for it. Actually, she's not afraid of much of anything; loud noises don't faze her in the slightest and new situations make her curious, not scared. No 'fraidy cat here!

Selene is a very chatty kitty. If you speak "cat," you'll have many long conversations with her!

She also likes to have a good view of everything that's happening, so she will appreciate having a high perch upon which to sit. At her foster's home, she loves to jump up on top of the trashbin so she can watch what's cookin' in the kitchen! Having been an outdoor kitty before, she especially loves fresh air and having big windows where she can watch the birds 'n' squirrels show outside; it would be ideal if her forever home had a big screened-in porch so she has the best view of all the outdoor happenings.

It's not known how she would handle other cats or dogs, but she seems like she would be great with humans of all ages. She doesn't mind being picked up and loves attention, especially interactive playtime with her human. She would really love to have an active companion who can match her energy levels. She still enjoys a good catnap (who doesn't?), but she definitely needs a certain amount of stimulation each day to keep her happy.

Selene isn't a fan of adoption events, but she'd love to meet and greet with you on her home turf. Arrange a private meeting with her today.

You'll be glad you did!

Read more about Selene on the Independent Animal Resuce website.

Or, Apply Online to Adopt Selene!

About Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless numbers of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501 (c)(3) status in 1995. IAR is currently governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and supported by over 100 unpaid volunteers. There are no paid positions within IAR, so 100% of all donations directly support animal care and rehabilitation.

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

At IAR, we believe that the welfare of animals is paramount. We feel that we can alleviate problems associated with animal overpopulation and abandonment using a 4-pronged approach: (1) Rescue and adoption of unwanted and abused animals; (2) funding of spay/neuter; (3) education and outreach on animal welfare to our youngest members of the community; and (4) legislation and lobbying efforts on behalf of animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our wonderful IAR cats and kittens are out and about greeting folks at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) and Petco (South Square) locations almost every Saturday and Sunday (1pm-5pm). In addition, some of our cats are housed at these stores for short durations. You can visit these kitties anytime during store hours! If you see a kitty that you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, please fill out an online application at We will be in touch shortly!

IAR dogs and puppies are available for "meet and greet" at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) on the first and third Sundays each month (2pm-4pm). Please check our calendar for specific dates and locations where you may meet your new best friend!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Requirements

  • 20-year commitment to the animal

  • You may not be an undergraduate student or member of the military

  • You must be a US citizen

  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption.)

Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE or call us at 919-403-2221. A volunteer will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

  • Our goal is finding lifelong, loving homes for our animals, so we try to find the best match between animal and adopter. We can help advise you on which animals to meet based on your situation.

  • You can meet some of our animals at our monthly adoption fairs, or we can arrange for a meeting in the foster home. If it’s a good match, the foster parent will come to visit your home in person. This is to make sure your home is safe and secure for a new companion animal.

  • Note: IAR makes every effort to please our adopters, but our first concern must be for the animal’s welfare. We reserve the right to deny any application.

Adoption Fees

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens: $100

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs cats: $50

  • Pairs of cats or kittens adopted together: $150 for the pair ($100 plus $50).
Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs and puppies: $150

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs dogs: $75

  • Pairs of dogs or puppies adopted together: $225 for the pair ($150 plus $75)