My name is Boris!

British Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Boris
Photo 1 - British Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Boris
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Photo 3 - British Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Boris

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Boris's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, declawed, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Boris's Story...
Good news about Boris!

Boris is a sweet senior gentleman who will put his arms around your neck to hug you. His human lost her housing and was forced to move in with her family, who would not allow her to bring Boris along because he was reportedly urinating outside the box and vomiting. They were about to euthanize Boris, but we could not let that happen to a cat who has so much love to give.

It turned out the vomiting and inappropriate urination were connected to IBD and diabetes. Boris' human had been treating him for IBD using steroids, which then caused diabetes. We immediately put Boris on an all wet food prescription diet, took him off the steroids, and his foster mom started testing his blood glucose at home-- a critical step in managing diabetes!

With his food and medication closely monitored, and under the excellent care of Dr. Morhaus of Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic, Boris began to produce insulin again. It has been two months since he has needed any insulin, and his blood glucose has been under 100 the entire time. Dr. Morhaus has officially declared that Boris is in remission from diabetes. Boris' IBD symptoms also seem to be in remission-- perhaps that has to do with the all wet diet.

And Boris has been urinating in the litter box with a success rate of 100%! His previous litterbox issues were most likely related to the excessive urination that can occur with diabetes.

Boris is still looking for a home-- he would be the perfect companion for a senior or someone who works at home. He thrives on human company. Though an affectionate cat, he is not in the least bit clingy. Sometimes he loves to sit on your lap and hug you, whereas other times he likes to sit next to you while you read or work on the computer.

Boris' only special needs at this time are that he needs to remain on an all-wet food diet (DM or another wet food that is appropriate for diabetes) and he needs to have his blood glucose checked at least once a week (we can show you how to do this at home).

To inquire about adopting Boris, please contact Susan at (314) 478-4502 or

If you would like to contribute towards the care of Boris and other cat like him, please consider a tax-deductible donation using the link below or by writing a check to Pound Pals- Cat Aid Fund, 4502 Tower Grove Place, St. Louis, Missouri, 63110. 100% of donations go to vet care, and every cent helps!

Facts about Boris

  • Breed: British Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Boris, a St. Louis British Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a British Shorthair for sale in St. Louis, or seeking a British Shorthair cat from a breeder in St. Louis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in St. Louis already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a St. Louis breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even British Shorthair breeders who help with British Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in St. Louis paves the way for another one to be saved.