Open Hours
Our Shelter is
open from
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tues - Sat
Sun & Mon
Cats by type

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We love their tower beds and would love to have them at the shelter. Here's their link:

Feline Snoozers Cat Towers and Beds



West Side Cats first opened it’s doors in 2008. We are a non-profit, no-kill rescue and adoption facility in Youngstown, Ohio. We were founded by individuals who didn’t want to volunteer for kill shelters any longer. We have always been operated by volunteers.

We like to take in injured and disabled kitties and have no problem adopting them out. We have taken in kittens that are blind, missing limbs or have been born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (a birth defect that affects balance). We also take in normal kitties in dangerous circumstances.

We outgrew our first location and moved to our current location in 2010. With the exception of our clinic, all kitties await adoption in colorful, open rooms with plenty of beds and toys. We have plenty of climbing trees including a huge wood tree upstairs where there are also climbing walkways.

We serve Mahoning County and surrounding areas. People have come from other states to adopt our kitties.

Every year we adopt between 300-900 cats and kittens.

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Ask us if the kitty you're adopting has been microchipped! All new kitties will be microchipped!

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Check out our Cat Info Links above.


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