February 11th, 2016
Here at West Side Cats we take in all kinds of felines. We have the very, very young and the very, very old and somehow we manage to adopt almost everyone and they get a second chance at life! We have cats with three legs, matted fur, eye problems, digestive problems, you name it we bring them in.
After finding this my life’s passion – I love the challenge of matching up an adopter with a cat (or two as in some cases). It is so rewarding to know that everyone’s volunteer efforts made this a match for this cat to get a “Furrever” home! (Not in all cases but most) and if it doesn’t work out we keep trying.
All of our felines deserve a great life! I can’t begin to tell you what happens to cats that are left outside (especially in the winter). Yes, we have a downside to this volunteer work that we do but the upside is so worth it! Well for instant we have a cat that came in from Maryland and he was not yet fixed.
He stunk from being an unfixed male and he gave our front office a dose of his stink. Kimm took him right to the vet to be fixed and she named him Onion because of the smell! The vet said to Kimm when Onion came in that he wasn’t staying there like that and proceeded to bring him into surgery and fixed him right on the spot! Onion just turned 3 years old in January. He was found wandering the street in Maryland and was transported up to WSC. Onion is the most handsome Flame Point Siamese Cross that I have ever seen!
When we got him he had Entropion in both eyes which has since been surgically repaired. Onion doesn’t bother anyone. He likes to lay on the stairs and get belly rubs as people go up and down. He is smart and knows people have to keep going by him! Onion is on the quieter side, is very loving and would make someone a wonderful companion!
We are not sure how Onion gets along with children but I have a feeling he would be wonderful with them as long as they didn’t pick on him. We are also not sure if Onion likes dogs. Other cats are no problem at all. If you are looking for a cat, please come by WSC and meet with our Onion! He is the best cat named for a vegetable that I have ever met!
We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Ave in Youngstown, OH 44509. 330-792-4228. Thank you so much for reading this post. Onion and I hope to see you very soon
February 11th, 2016
For those of you in Northeastern Ohio – if you are out and about on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday either around Niles or Boardman stop into your local PetSmart and/or Petco to get in on their Valentine themed adoption event taking place on those days. We have new Mittens T-Shirts for sale! We will have a volunteer at each place from West Side Cats to talk to you about our cats. As we are a No-Kill licensed Non-Profit organization and an all volunteer group donations are always welcome. Stop by and see what is going on! Thank you for your support!
February 8th, 2016
Here at West Side Cats we have a frightened little cat that one of the volunteers named Mittens. (No it is not Mittens our mascot – she is fine). Mittens as you can see from these photos is frightened to death. She has been outside all her life and is wondering how in the world she got into this cage. We leave the cage open for her so she can get exercise and walk around the room she is in.
Mittens is a 10 month old Gray and White beautiful long haired cat. The volunteers are working with her. I have patted her a couple of times but she is really afraid. She needs much love and attention and her coat of fur could use a good brushing. She has not had her vetting yet so she is not quite available for adoption but she will be soon. I will keep you posted.
For the right adopter, Mittens will take a lot of work to come around. She should probably be the only pet in the house, at least for awhile. Older children would be ok but I think young ones would scare her too much. If you would like to come by and ask for Mittens (not to be confused with Mittens the mascot), please let us know and we will introduce her to you. I know with the right person she would be such a good friend to you.
Mittens has a lot of possibility underneath that scared face. If you have much patience and love please consider taking a chance on Mittens! We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and we are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH.
Thank you from all of us at the shelter – both feline and human! We hope to see you soon!
February 7th, 2016
At West Side Cats we have a handsome hunk of a male cat! His name is Mickey and he is a Black/White feline who turned 6 years young on 9/1/2009. Mickey would make someone a wonderful Senior Companion! Mickey does get along with other cats here at the shelter but we don’t have any background as far as how he gets along with kids, dog or kids and dogs? He has a sister Minnie who I will be posting later this week. They could go together or separately. Their owner moved and couldn’t take them with them. Please come in and say hi to Mickey anytime Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. You will be glad that you did!
February 6th, 2016
At West Side Cats we have a very Regal character (feline) Tortie named Bernadette! She just turned 3 in January. She has a loud purr and she walks around like she is very important – which she is! She gets along with other male cats but NOT with females! Bernadette also gets along with all dogs. For some reason she does NOT get along with children – not sure why that is? Sometimes when cats come into the shelter we have very limited info on them and other times we have a lot. For Bernadette I didn’t have too much to go on.
I can tell you that Bernadette is extremely affectionate but does not like to be picked up and may not be a lap sitter? She likes to come on her terms to see people and get petted with attention. She does have a regal sense about her though the way she walks and carries her tail. Yes, she does have all 4 legs – in the photo she has her other front leg perfectly aligned with the other! I told you she was regal!
Please stop by West Side Cats when you get a chance Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Bernadette will do her regal model catwalk for you!! She can be so funny when she wants to be!!!!
January 31st, 2016
Come introduce yourself to Butterscotch who hangs out with all her friends upstairs at West Side Cats! She turned 4 on April 3, 2015 so she is still young. She is very scared though. Butterscotch will take some patience and time for her to come around. Seems to me there has been some neglect for her in her background. Butterscotch is very active and doesn’t bother the other cats. Not sure how she is around dogs and children though. Come and visit our wonderful Felines who hang out upstairs and downstairs at West Side Cats! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. Love, Butterscotch!!!!!
January 31st, 2016
Here is the one and only Jamie Lee!!! She was born on 6/1/2011 so she is 4 1/2 years old. Jamie Lee is a beautiful Tortie! She is considered a Special Needs cat because she has a head tilt (small) due to an old ear infection. Jamie Lee is a very friendly girl but still timid and needs someone to work with her. She would make a wonderful addition to your family! Come visit Jamie Lee at West Side Cats and you just might take your “new best friend” home with you! Jamie Lee would be well worth the trip!
January 31st, 2016
At West Side Cats we have a very beautiful Dilute Calico! We don’t know much about her but if you stop by to visit Timber you can probably find out more about her! She is very well behaved and just wants to be loved in a nice warm comfy home. Not sure how she fits in with children or dogs but she does just fine with other cats. Give Timber a visit as soon as you find a chance in your busy schedule! You won’t regret it!
January 31st, 2016
Okay everyone!! Here is Pumpkin to tell her story. Actually she is on the silent side and hasn’t told us much about herself. From what we know she was born on 4/15/15 so she is still young, very friendly with people, but with dogs that is unknown how Pumpkin would be? She does get along with other cats. She is a beautiful orange tabby! She would love to see you (maybe you can get more information out of her)! Stop by West Side Cats when you get the chance! Pumpkin may turn into a Cinderella and ride home in the coach with you!!!!!
January 21st, 2016
It seems we have a new girl in town at West Side Cats! Her name is Sarah 3 and she was just fixed and given all her shots so back to the WSC she came. She was given to us by a wonderful lady! Thank you so much wonderful lady! We don’t know that much about Sarah 3 yet and she is not ready for prime time but I wanted to introduce her to you! Here she is in all her glory! I’m sure once she is ready to be put up for adoption that it won’t take long for her to find her forever home!!!! She is the most beautiful Tortie! Come by and visit her in the meantime. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M.