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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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Frisky Whiskers Network, Inc.

Facts about Boris

  • Breed: British Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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 susanfbauer@gmail.com.

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!

About Frisky Whiskers Network, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Frisky Whiskers Network, Inc. was founded in 2006. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit cat rescue operating in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. We believe that every cat deserves a chance to have their own human family to know the love and security of a forever home...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events every weekend from 1-5 pm Saturday and 1-3 pm on Sundays at the Petco store in Kirkwood, Missouri. We also have a few cats who reside at the Petco Kirkwood during the week. (During holidays adoptions are done by appointment only)

To adopt a cat from Frisky Whiskers or to inquire about a particular cat, visit us at an adoption event, email us at friskywhiskers@hotmail.com, or call us at (636) 343-7106 or TEXT to:(314) 477-9038 & (314)780-3325.

Our Adoption Process...

We ask people fill out an adoption application, and we interview applicants. Our goal is to ensure a good fit between cat and humans. Once we have reviewed the application, we require you to complete an adoption contract.

We do not discriminate against anyone for reasons of race, religion, politics, gender, or sexual orientation, but we reserve the right to refuse an adoption based on information we gain during the application process. We try very hard to match our cats' needs and requirements with applicants' lifestyles and circumstances. Our goal is to make every adoption a happy and lasting one!

Our adoption fees cover vet care for emergencies and medical issues in addition to routine care. Before adoption, all animals receive the following care: spay/neuter, vaccinations for FVCRP & rabies, test for felv/fiv, microchip, and treatment for fleas/parasites.

Adoption fees are as follows: 1) senior cats $95, 2) cats 1-7 $125, and 3) under one year $150. We do not intend to imply that senior cats are less valuable; rather, this fee schedule reflects the fact that senior cats tend to come to us already spayed and neutered.