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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.

Monkey and McKenzie

Birthdate: July 1, 2009

Monkey and McKenzie have  Cerebellar Hypoplasia, an underdevelopement in the balance center of the brain.  They are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.  Both have mild CH and are able to climb and all the normal kitty stuff.  You might notice a slightly awkward walk but that’s about all.

They were left to fend for themselves when their owner abandoned them.  When another rescue group was contacted they took them immediately but didn’t really have room for them.   We said yes when they called us.  Monkey, a brown tabby, is shy but slowly warms up when he gets to know you.  McKenzie, a calico,  is very shy and gets along with other cats more than she does with people.  She will be your friend when it’s feeding time.

Their adoption fee is $70 including the two of them.  Come meet them at the shelter.


Sonny is a real cutie.  He was born 7/1/2004.   He lost his home when his owner lost her home and had nowhere to stay.  He is an identical twin to Mickey, his brother, who is also up for adoption.  They hang out together and would love to go to a new home together although it’s not mandatory.  They are both very large boys and love to be scratched and petted.   Come and meet them at the shelter.

Folchetti – a Case of Abuse

Birthdate:  4/9/2009

Breed:  Domestic Shorthair

Color:  Brown Tabby & White

Gender:  Male

Folchetti has been abused.  He was intentionally set on fire.  He has scars from the burns that seem to be healing but are still tender. Despite this, Folchetti responds well to the volunteers and likes to be petted.  Perhaps he was lost  from a loving home before the abuse occured.  We will never know.   As you know, we specialize in taking in cats and kittens that would be put to sleep because they are considered “unadoptable” but despite his scars, we see Folchetti living a full and happy life.  Come and meet him at the shelter.

Help us continue to save cats like Folchetti and contribute towards his care:




Birthdate:  10/5/2010

Breed:  Domestic Shorthair

Color:  Brown Tabby & White

Gender:  Female

Special Needs

Callie is a lovely girl.  The people that brought her to us said that she had a lung issue and couldn’t be operated on and therefore couldn’t be spayed.  Our vet did not see a lung issue and her surgery went just fine.  However, we are calling her special needs just in case.   She is a very sweet cat and loves attention.  She will make someone a wonderful companion.  She will lay in your lap and make happy feet.  Come and meet her today at the shelter.