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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


Cosby 1Cosby has been adopted!  Congratulations to Cosby and his new family. Cosby is a a soft and gorgeous tabby kitten looking for his forever home.  He will be ready to go home soon and in the meantime you can come and meet him at the shelter.  He is so friendly and cute.


CinderCinder has been adopted. Congratulations to Cinder and her new family!

Cinder is a beautiful and shiny black kitten with sweet and soulful eyes and a friendly personality.  She will have her spay surgery in a few days but in the meantime you can come to the shelter to meet her and even adopt her if you like.  We will call you when her surgery is done so you can come and pick her up.


Squire has been adopted. Congratulations to Squire and his forever family!

Squire is just a tiny little guy who is almost ready to go home.  He just needs his neuter surgery which will happen soon.  In the meantime you can come and meet him at the shelter and even adopt him if you like.  We will call you when he is done with his medical procedure and you can pick him up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Squire



Angel has been adopted.  Congratulation to Angel and her new family!

Angel is a 10 month old kitten who is almost ready to go home.  She just needs her spay surgery which will be done soon.  In the meantime you can come and meet her at the shelter.  She has gorgeous eyes as you can see and a sweet personality.

Tiny Tickle needs your help

Tickletickle 1 Tickle was found and brought in by good Samaritan covered in maggots.  The vet was closed.  She had infestation over most of her body including in her eyes.  In desperation we tried a Capstar and sure enough, it killed the maggots.  We spent the afternoon combing the remains off her coat where there are a numbers of sores.  Her eyes are infected but we are hoping that she will recover her sight.  She will go to the vet in the morning but now she is sucking down her bottle in a foster home.    She is so cute, very vocal and such a little pistol.  We are doing everything we can to make sure  she survives this ordeal.  If you are able to donate towards her vet bill we would be so grateful.

Christmas in July Pet Food Drive

cat-mouse[1]Four local animal charities will be having a “Christmas in July” themed pet food drive to benefit Mahoning Valley pets and pet owners. The four organizations, A Call Fur Help, For the Dogs Animal Rescue, Northeast Ohio Lab Rescue and West Side Cats, will be collecting food and necessary goods at designated drop-off locations, as well as through an online virtual food drive, throughout the month of July.

The organizations are inviting animal lovers throughout the Valley to be a “summertime Santa Claus for Needy Paws” and make donations of dry and canned dog food and cat food, cat and dog treats, and cat litter. Like other charities, animal organizations receive peak donations during the holiday season and run the leanest in the summer months. Through rekindling the Christmas spirit in the summer heat, the rescues hope to replenish much-needed supplies.

Donations will be accepted at Angels for Animals, (4750 West South Range Road, Canfield), Cobblestone Corner (6234 Market Street, Youngstown), Kerpsack Veterinary Clinic (707 South Meridian Road, Youngstown), Meshel Workshop, Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities (160 Marwood Circle, Boardman), Petco (317 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman), West Side Cats (2217 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown), and Santa Fe “The Southwestern Cafe” (2626 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown). Santa Fe will also offer a coupon for $1 off for donations dropped at their restauran

Kittens in need of Help

Buster Racks FluffyMeet Fluffy, Buster and Racks.  These kittens were found abandoned on the streets of Youngstown.  They arrived at West Side Cats with runny noses and boogery eyes.  Our vet has been caring for them and is hopeful that Fluffy and Buster will recover.  Racks, however, is going to need surgery to remove his bad eye.  At the moment they’re living in the infirmary at  West  Side Cats.  Once Racks is a little bigger and stronger he will be able to have his surgery.  It cannot happen without your help.  Please consider donating  to help Racks get the surgery he needs.  The surgery will cost approximately $360.00.    This adorable trio has thus far managed to accumulate quite a vet bill and we are not out of the woods yet.  Any and all help would be very much appreciated by the kittens and the volunteers who love them.

Garage Sale to Benefit West Side Cats Saturday July 13th

4Sale_tnsWOW, Geri did really well at the garage sale!!!!  We are so appreciative of her efforts and those of her daughter.  THANK YOU!!!!

Geri, one of our favorite volunteers, is holding a 2-family garage sale this Saturday, July 13th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Geri has some really nice stuff and great prices.  Plan on stopping by 3320 Shirley Rd. in Youngstown for deals and steals to benefit cats and kittens.

We could use some cleaning help!!

accident 2Kimm, Janet and Edie were in a head on collision on Friday that has put them mostly out of commission, at least as far as cleaning the shelter goes.  We would really appreciate it if a few people would step up and help us out temporarily.  There were  no broken bones or anything and they will be fine.

It’s kitten season so there are lots of kittens to take care of.  All kitties in the shelter need their spaces cleaned along with fresh clean water and fresh food every day.  They need blankets and beds replaced with fresh ones and their laundry done.  Sweeping and mopping also needs to happen.

Just wear your painting clothes and we will put you to work.  While it’s not glamorous, it makes a difference to the kitties and the community that depends on us to find homes for homeless and endangered cats and kittens.

Our main phone isn’t working so come in during adoption hours which are 3pm-7pm Tuesday through Friday and Noon to 6pm on Saturday.  Other hours can be arranged.  We also need people on Sunday and Monday when we are closed.

Just come in and give it a try.  It might be really fun for you.   Even a couple of hours would help!


Khalua 2Khalua has found her forever home.  Congratulations to Khalua and her adoptive family!

Khalua is a gorgeous long hair tortisehell kitten.  She’s pretty mellow for a tortiseshell and likes people and other cats and kittens.  I love her eyeliner.  We don’t get longhaired torties very often so if you’ve been looking for a tortie come in to meet her.   She is at PetSmart in Niles.  Our volunteer is usually at PetSmart in the evening after about 6:00pm.