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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

Brown Tabby & White




Born 8/16/2013, Edison was adopted last year but was returned due to unfortunate circumstances. He is the most adorable kitten in the kitten room. He is so friendly and loving. He follows you around and wants your attention. He likes being held. If you are looking for your new best buddy, come and meet him soon. He won’t last.


DiffleyWho doesn’t love a surprise? Yesterday it was a question of who was more surprised, us or this lovely long-haired senior kitty. Diffley was found huddled in the rain, wrapped in a sodden blanket next to our dumpster. When he was brought inside and unwrapped, he was awarded an instant trip to the vet.
The vet diagnosed him with starvation, major flea issues, and old age, the vet and tech both guesstimated his age at 15+. His FeLV/FIV test came back negative, and bloodwork for kidney and liver function came back good, too.
Diffley is currently occupying his own suite, complete with heating pad and tasty food, in our clinic. He is on antibiotics and has doctor’s orders to rest and gain weight. He’s been treated with Advantage and Capstar so he is no longer supporting half the flea population in Youngstown, and he has been de-wormed to get rid of any other pesky critters. Once he gains a little strength and feels a bit better he will be allowed to get a bath.
West Side Cats is the only no-kill cat shelter in Youngstown, and the only place locally where Diffley and cats like him can find loving care and shelter from the winter cold. On Monday, Diffley needs to go to the vet for some urgently needed dental work. Please donate generously this holiday season so we can keep helping senior and handicapped cats find loving forever homes.


Marley Marley is an active and funny kitty who is curious about everything and loves people.   He’s been through some major surgery but is all healed and ready to find his forever family.

Marley came to us as a death row rescue. He had a history of possible urinary tract issues. The following Tuesday morning the volunteers came in to a bloodbath – Marley had apparently blocked during the night and unblocked himself with the only instruments available – his teeth. He was rushed to the vet where the prognosis wasn’t good. The only way Marley was going to stay unblocked was with major surgery. Major, very expensive surgery. The biggest issue was that our vet doesn’t perform this particular procedure, meaning that we couldn’t have the surgery now and just make payments. We would have to take Marley to a specialized hospital for this and we would have to find the money for this before the hospital would see him.
We were advised to think about humane euthanasia. Instead we asked for help and, miracle of miracles, we found a wonderful couple who agreed to sponsor Marley.

Marley is at the shelter.




Born 1/10/2010, Sandy looks and acts like a kitten.  She is very friendly and wants to hang out with you.  With her big eyes and cute little pink nose she really is irresistible.   Sandy is waiting for her new forever family at PetSmart in Niles.  Our volunteers are usually there to help you after 6:00pm