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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

Females Only

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Slinky needs someone special

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Slinky was born outside and lived outside for most of her young life. She and her family lived by a nice man’s home and he would feed them. It bothered the man that such a sweet kitty was going to live out her days as a feral kitty so he brought her to West Side Cats.

When we first saw her, she was in a cat trap and covered from head to paw in mud. After bathing her we found that she was a beautiful longhaired flame-point Siamese mixed kitten with gorgeous blue-green eyes.

Our foster took her home and Slinky hid in a bottom kitchen cabinet for the first six weeks she was there. She only came out to use the litter box and eat when no one was around. She was intimidated by the foster’s cat which was part of the problem. The progress was very slow but now, Slinky will climb onto her lap to be petted and likes to sleep on her bed. She is docile and easily frightened. She only gets her claws out when she’s fleeing away from being put into a carrier. She doesn’t bite or growl or act aggressively in any way. She hides from anyone who comes into her foster’s home.

Slinky didn’t know about cat toys or warm blankets and wet food. Now she does and she would like to keep it that way. Her absolute favorite thing is playing with the kitty-wand and zooming around the house to catch the mouse or the feathers.

Slinky must go to a home with no children or other cats or dogs. You will need to have sturdy screens on your windows so she can’t bolt which she will attempt to do. If you’re not careful she may try to run out your front door.

Slinky is not our normal type of adoption but she is a very loving and angelic kitty who wants to go to her forever home. Her adopter will need to allow Slinky to establish herself in their home and it could take weeks. Call us if you are interested. We think Slinky is over a year old now.

She is getting spayed on 4/22/14 and will be available after that. She may go to PetSmart in Niles at a date to be determined if she is not adopted at the shelter.


???????????????????????????????Marble is a friendly girl that likes to follow you on walks around the shelter. She was brought to the shelter by a concerned Youngstown citizen with her 5 week-old kittens last year. She’s a beautiful tortoiseshell with lovely markings. She is just four years old, born 4/1/2010. Come meet her at the shelter.



Henny was born 11/17/2009. She lived outside before she came here and was shy when we got her but not any more. She likes people and gets along with other cats. Because of her original shyness she has been at the shelter a long time. She is more outgoing and it’s about time for her to find her real forever home. Come meet this beautiful and sweet girl at the shelter.


???????????????????????????????Einstein came in with her 10-day old kittens last year (which have already been adopted). She’s 2 years old and was left outside when the owner moved. She’s a friendly cat looking for her real forever home. She also has a little puff factor going on. Come and meet her at Petco in Boardman.



Morticia is just the sweetest kitty. She was rescued from a kill shelter and then the rescuer had to change locations and didn’t have room to keep her. We stepped in and are so glad we did. She plays like a maniac and is so friendly. She has long silky black and dark grey fur and is way fun to pet. Come meet her at the shelter.

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