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You can now donate online to West Side Cats, either one time or you can choose a monthly recurring donation! We appreciate your support.

One Time Donation 

Monthly Recurring Donation


Tues. - Fri. 3pm-6pm
Saturdays 2pm-6pm (NEW)

Check out our new EVENT page for upcoming events (near the top of the screen)!

Please check out our Amazon Wish List at: Go to Wish List in the upper right. Click on Find a Wish List or Registry. Type in West Side Cats

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

Foster Found!




Yay, we found a great foster! Look for us at the shelter (or PetSmart in Niles or Petco in Boardman) next month when we are around 9 or 10 weeks old. Want to sponsor our spay/neuter surgeries? click on the Donate button and thank you in advance.

These adorable kittens are about 5 1/2 weeks old and need a foster until they are around 9-10 weeks old. They are utterly cute and playful and fun. There are six of them and no mommy. Your job would be to keep them safe, play with them and cuddle them and do the standard cleaning and feeding they need to grow up strong. Call us to find out more about these little sweethearts.

Flower Power Fundraiser – Get your spring bulbs mailed to you

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From now until April 25th you can order bulbs or seeds for beautiful spring flowers, herbs and vegetables. There is a brochure/order forms at the shelter or you can easily order online.  All proceeds will benefit the kitties.

To check this out online, please copy and put this URL into your browser:

All orders are DIRECT SHIPPED to you. Please consider helping with this extremely easy fundraiser!




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.


???????????????????????????????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.

Smoochie Actively Fundraises at Pet Expo

Smoochie in the newsNaturally, Smoochie made the front page! She did a great job of fundraising at Pet Expo in Niles while asleep. The photographer caught her in one of her rare awake moments. It’s must be really tough being La Princessa! And, it’s why we pay her the Big Bucks.


???????????????????????????????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.

2nd Annual Monopoly Tournament and Family Game Night Saturday

Cats Playing Game

Come to our super fun event this Saturday from 6pm on. Your admission fee of $10 or $5 for children 12 or younger gets you:
Entry into the Monopoly Tournament which includes prizes for first, second and third place.
Dinner including drink and dessert
Other games including Yahtzee, Scrabble, Cornhole and card games
A baked goods sale by our wonderful bakers
Chinese Auctions and 50/50 raffle
Come and meet Smoochie, our famous mascot cat, who will be there to greet her public and may pose for photos.

Hope we see you there!



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.