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Cuteness Season is in full swing!

May 28th, 2015

Big enough food bowls?

May 27th, 2015

Do you think we have big enough food bowls for our kitties? Marble (left) Darryl (back) and Jo (right) don’t seem to think so here at West Side Cats! Our wonderful volunteers fill these and many more bowls and water bowls and wet food bowls each and every day here at our No-Kill Adoption and Rescue Shelter, along with all the cleaning they do! We couldn’t do it without them! Thank you to each and every one for what you do! Love you guys! Pat.

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Veronica – silly and beautiful!

May 27th, 2015

Here is our comical and beautiful Veronica at West Side Cats?! I got the shot of her laying down and a close up but I guess I disturbed her sleep and she started yawning! She is a wonderful girl – a Dilute Tortie who was abandoned at Small World Rescue with 6 kittens but she had no milk! She of course has since been fixed and has all her shots. Veronica is so laid back in our upstairs room that I think people just miss her. If you are interested in Veronica, please feel free to come see her here Tuesday – Saturday from 2 – 6 p.m. and starting June 1st the hours will be 3 – 7 p.m. Thanks! Hugs and Kisses from Veronica!


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Orange Julius really wants to meet you!

May 27th, 2015

Orange Julius still here at West Side Cats waiting for my Furever Family! Won’t you come visit me and see what an awesome cat I am? I was abandoned at the doorstep out front and luckily found by one of the wonderful volunteers! They brought me in so I can eat, sleep and play here in this house. I’m not out wandering the streets where terrible things can happen! My birthdate is 4/27/14 so I am still a very young male. Of course I have been fixed (ouch!) and had my shots. Please come see me (and all my friends) Tuesday – Saturday – 2 to 6 P.M. and starting June 1st we will be open from 3 to 7 P.M. on those days. Hope I see you soon!!!! Love,


Orange Julius

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Lexi or er Lex- So playful and so cute!

May 26th, 2015

This very cute little feline is named Lexi or it was until was until our vet told us otherwise! Lex is not ready for adoption yet as you can see but I wanted to introduce you! Right now Lex is residing at the West Side Cats? Hotel (or so Lex thinks) and is enjoying it! Lex is extremely playful and extremely active! So cute!!!! Lex says: “Thanks for looking at my photos! I’ll be ready for adoption in awhile if you want me!”


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Lexi 1

Babe wants to see you!!!

May 26th, 2015

Babe!! Babe is a Black Medium Length Haired Male Cat born on 7/14/2014. He and 5 other siblings were abandoned at the Ford Nature Center in Mill Creek Park! He is still kind of scared but he did let me pet him. He needs a family to love him and work with him! He is such a nice cat. He has been through a lot but with time and love Babe is going to make someone very happy and loved by him! You can come in and see Babe at West Side Cats? Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Please come visit Babe! He would love to see you!!!!


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Babe 1

Say hi to Sherman!

May 26th, 2015

Say hi to Sherman! Sherman was dropped off in a suitcase the other day at West Side Cats! It was pretty chilly out that day! Can you imagine how scared he must have been? One of the volunteers came in that morning and found the suitcase along with other items, brought everything inside, opened it up and out jumped Sherman! Imagine the surprise for both of them!

I was petting Sherman yesterday and he is soooooooo loving!! He was purring away and rubbing my hand!! After what he has been through, he is still so loving!! Sherman is a Black/White Male. He had to have been someone’s loved pet – he even had a store bought flea collar on him! I couldn’t imagine giving him up for anything in the world!

Come see Sherman! He definitely needs a great Furever home! He deserves it! Sherman says “Thank You”!


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Bridget would like her own window seat in your house!

May 21st, 2015

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I would like you to meet Bridget. She is a Brown Tabby cat who was a stray before she came to stay with us here at West Side Cats?. Bridget needs to be an only cat because she thinks she is Queen Bridget! We won’t tell her that she’s not! Bridget loves to be petted and loved. She would make a great companion with no other cats around the house. As you can see, she loves her window seat! Do you have a window seat you could share with Bridget? Bridget says “See you soon”! “Please come pick me”!

Zoey the stair climber!

May 21st, 2015


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Zoey loves the stairs at West Side Cats?! She is a dilute Tortie who loves to be held and petted but she does not want other cats around. She does tolerate the cats that co-exist with her world but she would rather be the center of attention in a home of her own! Her birthday is 1/1/11 so she still has a lot of love to give someone. Won’t you please consider Zoey to give you love and you give her love? She is wonderful! Someone is really missing out without Zoey in their life!

Chevy has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge

May 21st, 2015

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Update – Yesterday we said goodbye to Chevy, who has been a fixture here for over two years. Everybody knew her as “The Dryer Cat” because she practically lived on top of the dryer in the laundry room. She and Sean were special friends and he came with us as we made that last hard drive to the vet’s office.
Chevy had not been herself since the fire. She didn’t re-occupy the new dryer and she started spending most of her time in the window by the stairs. She was still eating, but she had started losing weight. We speculated that she was still upset about the fire, or that maybe she’d inhaled smoke. Bloodwork at the vet’s office showed that all of her organs were still functioning well.
Yesterday morning she told us that it was time. The end was peaceful and Sean was there petting her the whole time.
Dr. Allen thinks it may have been a mass, or perhaps FIP. Dr. Hradil saw her Friday and said pretty much the same thing.
We’ll miss our Laundry Queen. Chevy was a wonderful character!

Here is Chevy our silly kitty! She is a Tortie with medium length hair. She was found in a parking lot. She used to hang out on top of our tall dryer but we have had to replace that dryer with a lower one and one of the other cats took over her spot so she is not too happy! Chevy was born on 9/1/11. She has quite the personality and loves to be loved. Chevy really needs a home of her own. Stop by West Side Cats? and visit Chevy. She is awesome!!!! Maybe you have a dryer she would love to hang out on?

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