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West Side Cats 3rd Annual Holiday Basket

November 27th, 2015

Christmas Raffle Basket

Christmas Wreath to go with the Basket

Here is a photo of the West Side Cats? 3rd Annual Holiday Basket that you could have a chance of winning and the beautiful Wreath is included! Tickets are only $1.00 each or get 6 for $5.00! This basket features Gold Canyon Scent Pods with Holiday Warmer, the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Holiday Wreath, tons of Amazing Gift Certificates and a Premier Jewelry Ensemble! The drawing will be on December 19, 2015. All proceeds benefit all our wonderful felines at West Side Cats No-Kill Adoption & Rescue located in Youngstown, Ohio! Good luck!

Tired little Shalimar!

November 27th, 2015

The other day at West Side Cats? when I took a photo of Shalimar in her reindeer hat at the beginning when I first got there – well this is Shalimar at the end of the day! Too much excitement going on for her! Love you Shalimar!Shalimar Sleeping


November 25th, 2015

Yesterday I was at West Side Cats? doing my weekly photography sessions with all my feline friends! The only cat in the shelter that would wear the reindeer hat was my personal assistant Shalimar! She is so darn cute! She is an older cat who doesn’t like to be picked up but she will ask to come up on your lap and literally stay for hours! Why she hasn’t been adopted yet is beyond me? She is just so funny! Wait until you see the last photo I took of her yesterday!! Here she is!_DSC0007

Josephine – Adoption has been Pre-Paid – she is already to go to her Furrever Home!!

November 21st, 2015

Josephine has already had her adoption pre-paid by a wonderful person by the name of Jason Cooke. She is already to go to her Furrever Home! Josephine is a Dilute Tortie with long hair. She gets along very well with other cats and also gets along with dogs. We are unsure how she would be with children but she is very mild mannered. I think she would be ok. She was part of a clean-up that saved her and other cats from fending for themselves (even in the winter). Josephine is almost 4 years old. She was born around 1/1/2012. Please come and visit with Josephine! She will help you pack her up and away you will go! She is a very beautiful cat and keeps herself extremely clean. You will just fall in love with her!! We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH 44509 and you can call 330-792-4228 for any questions about Josephine and all the other cats and kittens who need their Furrever homes!! Thanks!! _DSC0001

David – our shining Star!

November 21st, 2015

I would love to introduce you to David – our shining star! David was brought in to West Side Cats? on 11/7/2015 with an injured leg. Thank you to that wonderfully kind person who indeed saved David’s life! David is a handsome Tiger Striped Brown Tabby cat. We immediately sent him to the Vet and David has improved 110%! A thank you goes out to Dr. Allen who helps out West Side Cats – we couldn’t do this without him!! You should see David walking around on 3 legs just like nothing! We are not sure about his age. He seems to get along fine with the other cats. We don’t know how he does with dogs. I think he would be good with children as long as they are good with him. David is considered a Special Needs cat because of his missing leg. He seems to be able to do most everything he needs to! He has adjusted very well considering what he was like when he came in! Please come in Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and see our wonderful shining star – the star of David!!!!!_DSC0005


Orange and his really big sink (tub)

November 20th, 2015

This is our big guy Orange at West Side Cats! I know I’ve put him up recently but tonight we thought we would give him a change of scenery and bring him downstairs. Orange loves sinks! He usually sits in the small one upstairs. Well guess what – Orange found the HUGE sink/bathtub downstairs! I was walking by and he proceeded to talk to me telling me he had a new sink to sit in! Then he stood up and really started talking to me! It was so funny I just had to get a photo of him! I must have been in the right place at the right time because Orange stood there proudly showing off his new discovery! He is in Heaven with this BIG sink!!

Orange is a very loving cat! He loves to be petted and will give you head butts! I have heard that a head butt is the sincerest form of flattery a cat can give a person! Not sure how old he is. He is a good size male. Orange is a Special Needs Cat and would make a wonderful Senior Companion just because he takes a little extra care. He seems to love other Cats, People and Dogs. Orange would do well in a quiet home though. Please stop by at West Size Cats and meet Orange (and of course all his friends)! You will wonder how you ever lived without a cat and maybe leave with Orange! We want to find Orange a great home which he so deserves!_DSC0004


November 19th, 2015

Annie is a wonderful female Black and White cat who right now is residing with us until she finds an awesome home! She was born on 1/1/2013. Annie was brought in to West Side Cats? with all her kittens. Now all her kittens have homes! Annie needs a home now! Annie loves to be petted! She is pretty laid back so I can see her loving children. She has no problem with the other cats. We are not sure about dogs? Stop by quickly as any cat as pretty as this could be scooped up and taken to her Furrever home soon!!! Thanks so much for looking! Please come visit soon! We are open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday._DSC0050



Whitey – was Adopted!

November 17th, 2015

Whitey went over to PetSmart in Niles and was adopted!!!! Way to go Whitey!!!!!! At West Side Cats we had a new arrival the other day. A wonderful person brought in Whitey who had been living in the woods since spring when her owner moved and left her to fend for herself. Whitey is almost 7 years old and is a Special Needs cat and would make a wonderful Senior Companion! She came into the shelter on 11/5/2015 thankfully so she could be warm and eat and sleep in a safe environment. Whitey loves to sit on your lap and be cuddled and petted. If she trusts you she will purr. We are not sure if she gets along with children or dogs. She seems to just mind her own business around the other cats and doesn’t go out of her way to bother any of them. She is a beautiful white feline! When I took her photos, she came right up to me purring away. I guess I made a new friend! Whitey is available for adoption anytime Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH 44509. Or call 330-792-4228 with any questions. Whitey will be your own little sweetheart! She deserves a great new Furrever home!_DSC0001


Auction for West Side Cats Item –

November 15th, 2015

I want to post this suit here first before it goes up to Ebay for auction for West Side Cats?. As you can see this is a clean, well taken care of Christian Dior 2 piece suit size 4. It is a nice shade of red. ALL proceeds will go to West Side Cats 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH 44509. This is a licensed non-profit cat shelter run on a shoestring of money and volunteers. If you go to you can see all the great work they do. This is at least worth $50.00! I will pay for the shipping in the continental United States. Thanks for looking! Love – all of us at West Side Cats both Feline and Human!

Keep an eye out for 2 gorgeous wedding dresses that I will be posting here first before I try them on Ebay Stay tuned!!!.Back of Coat

Breast Pocket on Coat

Buttons on Front of Coat

Buttons on Sleeve

Coat with Skirt showing inside

Front of Coat

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November 15th, 2015


_DSC0026This is Jayne! She was born on 7/1/2015. Someone found her and brought her in to the shelter. She is just so cute!!! We are not sure if she gets along with children and dogs but she gets along very well with cats! Jayne is like any other kitten – non-stop until they drop! She is a beautiful sleek black kitten who is a bundle of energy! You will absolutely fall in love with her! She was staying with the rest of the crew at West Side Cats? but the other night she saw Yoda and Bobo Feit packing their carriers so she wanted to go along. I helped her pack and away she went to PetSmart in Boardman. If someone hasn’t already snatched her up you can see her there. Jayne would love a family furrever!!!!

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Visit our adoptable cats and kittens at Petco during store hours. Petco is located at:

317 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, OH 44512


Visit our adoptable kitties at PetSmart in Niles:

5812 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

Our volunteer is there from 9-11am and 6-8pm.

In Boardman, come visit our kitties on South Ave. next to Giant Eagle. The official address is: 1101 Doral Dr Poland, Ohio 44514.

Our volunteers are there from 6-9pm