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You can now donate online to West Side Cats, either one time or you can choose a monthly recurring donation! We appreciate your support.

One Time Donation 

Monthly Recurring Donation
Tues. - Fri. 3pm-6pm
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 2-6pm
Sat Noon-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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A little secret

There are two tiny, itsy bitsy male kittens at the shelter. No, they are not Persians or anything fancy but they are too cute to be legal. They probably won’t last the day.

Have you seen me?

SimonThis kitty is an indoor kitty but when he heard the birds singing he made a break for it when the door was opened. He belongs to a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome and the cat is with him most of the day. He is devastated over the loss of his cat. His mom called us today to see if we had seen him. We hadn’t but thought maybe you had. Let us know if you know of a found kitty like this. He is a 4 year old neutered male. He went missing in the Warren area.

Flower Power Fundraiser – Get your spring bulbs mailed to you

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From now until April 25th you can order bulbs or seeds for beautiful spring flowers, herbs and vegetables. There is a brochure/order forms at the shelter or you can easily order online.  All proceeds will benefit the kitties.

To check this out online, please copy and put this URL into your browser:

All orders are DIRECT SHIPPED to you. Please consider helping with this extremely easy fundraiser!

Smoochie Actively Fundraises at Pet Expo

Smoochie in the newsNaturally, Smoochie made the front page! She did a great job of fundraising at Pet Expo in Niles while asleep. The photographer caught her in one of her rare awake moments. It’s must be really tough being La Princessa! And, it’s why we pay her the Big Bucks.

2nd Annual Monopoly Tournament and Family Game Night Saturday

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Come to our super fun event this Saturday from 6pm on. Your admission fee of $10 or $5 for children 12 or younger gets you:
Entry into the Monopoly Tournament which includes prizes for first, second and third place.
Dinner including drink and dessert
Other games including Yahtzee, Scrabble, Cornhole and card games
A baked goods sale by our wonderful bakers
Chinese Auctions and 50/50 raffle
Come and meet Smoochie, our famous mascot cat, who will be there to greet her public and may pose for photos.

Hope we see you there!

Chevy, a Hard-to-Adopt kitty

ChevyThis is Chevy, a beautiful tortie with awesome green eyes. Chevy has been at the shelter for over a year. Chevy is not friendly unless she wants to be. She will come up to you and rub on your legs hoping you will pet her and the next thing you know, at least for some of us volunteers, she is swiping at you with her claws.

Maybe she is irritated by all the other cats in the shelter and would rather be in a home without other felines. We don’t really know. What we don know it that we would love to find her a home where she is loved and given plenty of attention. Come and meet her at the shelter where you will find her sleeping on the clothes dryer.

West Side Cats at Pet Expo Sat and Sun, 3/15 and 3/16

???????????????????????????????Come join us in Niles at the Eastwood Mall Expo Center from 10am – 7pm Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday.

Meet Smoochie, our famous paraplegic mascot who likes to greet her public whenever she can. Meet Stevie the Wonderful Blind Kitty who was adopted from West Side Cats on Saturday between 11am and 1pm. Both cats have their own facebook pages. You can check them out at either or

Find wonderful toys and other cat related items, a baked goodies, t-shirts and other cool stuff.

The entrance fee is $5.00 however, children 12 and under and pets are free. See you there!


Juno Birthday 12/7/2012. The minute you see Juno you are struck with how gorgeous her green eyes are as she comes to meet you. She is very friendly and likes to hang around with the human in the room. Come meet her at PetSmart in Niles.


ChargerCharger is so full of life and mischief you never know where he will be or what he will be up to. He is pure entertainment in a little package. He has such gorgeous green eyes. Come and meet this handsome guy at the shelter.

Cats, Winter Cold Weather and Frostbite

These are two sweet kitties that due to circumstances beyond their control ended up out in the snow. Please help us care for them if you can. Click on the paypal link to make a contribution. Both cats are recovering and will eventually be adopted to loving families. They are both so sweet.

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