My name is Duke Ellington!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Duke Ellington
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Duke Ellington
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Frisky Whiskers Network, Inc.

Facts about Duke Ellington

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
I am Duke Ellington. Sigh. A while back I almost died.

If not for you, I would have been killed because I was assessed to be a feral cat who was blocked.

As it turns out, I am a really sweet cat who had a kidney infection. Thank you to Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic​ (particularly Dr. Krista King) for helping me!

Right now I am in a temporary medical foster home. My temp foster mama holds me in her lap. She tells me I am very sweet and docile. She says she wishes she could keep me here, except she has too many already.

Where did I come from? If only I could tell you. I wish I could share my heart with you.

Right now all I want to do is nestle my head into the crook of your elbow while I sit in your lap. If you massage my head and ears, I am in heaven. So far, all I can do is delight in the experience of being loved.

I want to know more love! Can you help?

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

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.