My name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Frisky Whiskers Network, Inc.

Facts about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
In foster care in St. Louis and looking for a permanent, loving home!

Born to a feral mama cat, Ruth was living with her family in an abandoned gas station when someone bought the site and started renovations. The family was displaced and left to roam the neighborhood. Gradually the kittens disappeared until only Ruth and two brothers were left. A woman trapped the survivors, got them fixed, and tried to relocate them to her yard-- because normally Trap-Neuter-Return is the gold standard of care for feral cats.

But it can be difficult to practice TNR if there is not safe place to return the cats. Such was the case in this instance, as the neighborhood turned out to be an inhospitable home for these dislocated cats. A dog killed one brother, and then the neighbor's cat viciously attacked Ruth, injuring her so badly that Ruth required an emergency vet visit. After that, even though they were feral cats, the woman moved Ruth and her surviving brother indoors and determined to find them homes.

So Ruth has seen it all. No wonder this poor thing is so shy around people. She needs a super-compassionate person, preferably one with a few cats already, to help her understand that humans can be as good for her as cats are.

Right now, Ruth is much more comfortable around other cats. That's about the only time she feels safe enough to let her hair down. But once she knows you really well, she will allow you to pet her when she eats--- and then she purrs and purrs!

If you think you might be able to give Ruth the time she needs to adjust, and not lose faith in her, please consider adopting this shy girl today!

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

P.S. the one good part of this story is that Ruth's feral mother was spayed and successfully relocated to a safe yard where a kind man feeds her and provides outdoors shelter. We will never know why Ruth and her brother refused to join their mother in this safer yard!

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, 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.