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Saturdays 2pm-6pm (NEW)

Check out our new EVENT page for upcoming events (near the top of the screen)!

Please check out our Amazon Wish List at: Go to Wish List in the upper right. Click on Find a Wish List or Registry. Type in West Side Cats

We are always looking for new ways to have the shelter be known and recognized for the GEM that it is in Youngstown. This means volunteers to help with everything it takes to run a shelter and find funding for the shelter.

West Side Cats
2217 Mahoning Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44509

Tues-Fri 3-7pm
Sat 2-6pm
Closed Sun & Mon

(330) 792-4CATS (4228)

5812 Youngstown Warren Rd
Niles, OH 44446
(330) 544-1499

317 Boardman-Poland Rd.
Boardman, OH
(330) 758-0093

Healthcare Pkg
All West Side Cats and kittens have the following:

* Spay/Neuter
* Tested for FeLV/FIV - Negative
* Both FVRCP shots/boosters
* Rabies vaccination
* Dewormed
* Treated for fleas
* Lifetime return guarantee


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Thank you to all who made our Bike Run and Family Festival work!

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated to, cooked or baked for,  participated in and had a booth at this amazing event.  A special thanks goes to JD Eicher and the Goodnights and Amanda Jones and the Family Band for the wonderful music. You guys ROCK!

Despite the lower bike turnout due to the weather reports, we had more people and made three times what we did last year for the kitties!

For more photos and stories of the event go to our facebook page:

Amanda Jones and the Family Band and JD Eicher and the Goodnights both have a page on facebook.





West Side Cats 3rd Annual Bike Run & Summer Festival – a Family Event

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We are so excited! Our 3rd Poker Run and Family Festival is Sunday, July 20th in Austintown Park.

If you’re a family that doesn’t ride, come for the concert, the playground, the corn hole contest, the fabulous auction baskets and the food. There is a water feature for the younger kids so bring their suits. And the concert!

If your’re a biker come for the wonderful run, the free lunch (bikers only)and the concert and anything that sounded good above. Eat your lunch on the grass while listening to the concert!

JD Eicher and the Goodnights will be playing at the band shell starting around 1:00pm when the bikers should have returned.

Amanda Jones and Everyday America will be playing after JD.

Marie will be rustling up some fabulous meatball sandwiches and hot dogs.

There will be some really great baskets this year. Even if you’re not in the bike run, come and see the baskets and have some food at good prices.

All benefits go to the shelter!
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Pet Expo in Pittsburg tomorrow June 28th

Come and join us at The Steel City Pet Expo Saturday, June 28, 2014 10AM to 6PM
David L. Lawrence Convention Center star Free Admission

Bring Your Pet!

(Please note that all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations, please)


Tons of Exhibitors

pet expo pitts

Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged

Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event

Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives

Free Nail Trims

Lure Chasing Demonstrations

Live Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings

The Latest & Greatest Pet Products

Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet


Mikey is doing well in foster care







Warning: Not for the Squeamish.

Tiny little Mikey, a three week old kitten, was brought to us covered with balls of writhing maggots, mostly on his tush. In some areas, the skin was broken and they were inside his little body.

Despite how much it made her skin crawl, Kimm immediately gave him something to kill the maggots and went to work combing his body to remove as many as possible. It took her an hour or so. Then he had a bath and later some food. He was so tired he couldn’t keep his eyes open. We put him in a cuddle bed on a warming pad with soft blankets and some yummy wet food for when he wakes up.

Kittens don’t always make it through this parasite invasion but we are hoping that the care Kimm provided will help him to live. He’s such a cutie pie.

Keep your fingers crossed for him and, if you can, please contribute towards his veterinary care. Let us know if you would be interested in fostering him.


Marianne caught this cute video of a new kitten named Sarge. He isn’t up for adoption but we thought you would enjoy this adorable guy. Just click on the link.




???????????????????????????????If you or someone you know have been wanting a big television, perhaps one of these might fill the bill. We aren’t technicians but we turned them on and they are working. We are asking $25 apiece. All proceeds with go to support our rescued cats and kittens.

Volunteers needed at Petco in Boardman

Scared KittensIf you would like to support the rescue and adoption of homeless and abused cats and kittens, consider volunteering at Petco. Your job will take you about an hour.

Petco provides us with a small number of cages that can house 2-5 adoptable cats and kittens. You will clean their cages and litter boxes, get them fresh water, food and clean bedding. That’s pretty much it! While you are doing this, you can let them out in a room provided by Petco so they can run around and play.

Stay longer and play with them all you like. You can do this once a week or more often depending on your schedule. Call us and we can arrange meet you at Petco and show you the ropes and get you signed up if you see it’s something you want to do. You’ll be making a big difference in our rescue efforts!

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