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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 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


Ethyl is a 9 year old sweetie who came to the shelter with her sister Lucy when their owner passed away. She loves attention and gives plenty of affection in return. We would love for the two sisters to be adopted together although a single adoption would be okay. Come and meet this cutie at the shelter. Birthdate 5/1/2004.


Lucy is a 9 year old sweetie who came to the shelter with her sister Ethyl when their owner passed away.  She loves attention and gives plenty of affection in return.  We would love for the two sisters to be adopted together although a single adoption would be okay.  Come and meet this cutie at the shelter.       Birthdate 5/1/2004.


Eloise has been adopted.  Congratulations to everyone!

Eloise is a shy older kitten, born 7/1/2012, who loves to be petted but is just a tad shy.  She was rescued from another rescue in Chicago when it was flooded out in a storm.  She was near emaciated when we got her but she is putting on weight and starting to fill out.   She’s a beautiful kitty and will make someone a nice companion.  Come ant meet her at PetSmart in Niles when our volunteers are there, usually after 6pm.


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


Adorable little Willow has been adopted.  Congratulations to her and her new forever family!  

Willow is a very cute kitten who is waiting for you at PetSmart in Niles.  She is absolutely adorable and LOVES to play and comes right up to you to see if you will play with her.  Come and meet her in Niles.

Help!!! We REALLY need some Fosters. So many Cuties!

We have some sweet ones now that need foster with more coming in.  Look at these cuties and you won’t be able to say no (we hope).  Most come with mommies who will do most of the work while you enjoy the cuteness.  Call us or come in if you are interested.  Fostering is a lot of fun and most fosters come back for more.  One of these litters has some Siamese mixes and the other has polydactyls.


Diego has found his forever home.  Congratulations to Diego and his new family.

Diego is a really a BIG beautiful guy.  He was born 1/16/2011.  He’s a front-paw declaw and incredibly sweet.   He’s quite the puff ball with long shiny hair.  Come and meet him at the shelter.

Janet’s Famous Traveling Garage Sale this Saturday 5/25

Come peruse the amazing wares at Janet’s Traveling Garage Sale this Saturday at the shelter garage and parking lot.  Janet will not be undersold. Her prices are ridiculous and all proceeds go to support West Side Cats.  It’s from 10am to 4pm.


BubblesBubbles was accidentaly poisoned by a Hartz flea bath followed by a Hartz flea collar.  She spent the last week in the hospital where is was very touch and go.  When she finally started eating again we were able to bring her back to the shelter.   Unfortunately, all of the other cats seem to be upsetting Bubbles a bit.  She would like a quiet home where she can relax and devote herself to you.  She looks like a typical tuxedo cat but she’s actually a calico courtesy of the cutest orange spot you ever saw covering her back foot.   She’s still missing lots of fur due to the flea infestation but with the fleas gone the fur is growing back.  She was obviously loved sometime in her life as evidenced by her girth (she’s a little overweight).  Come meet her at the shelter.  All her healthcare is done and she is ready to go home and be loved by you.

Help us rescue cats like Bubbles by contributing to the shelter (tax deductible of course).