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Archive for the ‘Black – Solid’ Category

Bandit! Bandit loves his little capers!

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Bandit is a very special black male medium hair cat who is so awesome! Bandit is so friendly with humans as well as other cats and kittens at the shelter. Bandit is just over 9 years old with his birth on 1/1/2007. Bandit is very fit and active even at 9 years old! As you can see in one of the photos, he is very protective of the other cats here. Bandit is considered a “special needs” cat because he is older. He would do well in a home with other cats. Bandit has not been around dogs so I am not sure how he would react upon meeting one. Bandit loves everyone! Children would love Bandit. He is so kind and gentle! Bandit would make an absolute wonderful additional member of your family! You can come and see Bandit at the West Side Cats shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thanks so much! We can’t wait for Bandit to get his very own “Furrever” home!!!! Bandit 1 B

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Bandit and Abel


Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Cuddles is a beautiful black cat who was born around 1/1/2012 so she is about 4 1/2 years young! She is shy being fairly new but she will definitely come around! We don’t have much background on her either. Dogs are unknown on how Cuddles would react. I think school age kids and adults would be absolutely fine with her. She is a wonderful cat! Come take a chance on Cuddles!Cuddles 1


Oreo (Cat – not cookie)! Up for adoption –

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

If you get hungry for a cookie, please come to West Side Cats and check out the Oreo! Oreo is a sweet, loving and friendly black female cat. She is roughly 1 1/2 years young! She did come in with Alopecia most likely because of her over grooming herself. That can be due to stress. Her hair is coming back in so that is good. Oreo does NOT like other cats. She stays to herself. She is very good with kids and loves them! We don’t know how she does with dogs though? Stop by and see her! We are open 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday – Saturday. Thanks!
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Where are you Cuddles?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

At West Side Cats the other day, Zach and I went hunting for a cat named Cuddles! We were looking everywhere and knew she had to be in the downstairs kitten and/or special needs room. Well we finally found her – or should I say Zach did! Cuddles was hiding on us as she is somewhat new to her shelter life. We did manage to coax her out of her hiding area because she poked her head out long enough for me to get a shot! Cuddles is a beautiful black cat who was born around 1/1/2012 so she is about 4 1/2 years young! She is shy being fairly new but she will definitely come around! We don’t have much background on her either. Dogs are unknown on how Cuddles would react. I think school age kids and adults would be absolutely fine with her once she comes around. The volunteers as well as myself work with the cats when they come in to get them adjusted socially. Some take longer than others. I don’t think it will take Cuddles long to become very social! She is a wonderful cat! Come take a chance on Cuddles! Cuddles 1


Tommy! Those eyes will drive the ladies crazy! Tommy has been Adopted!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Here at West Side Cats I would like for all the females out there (both feline and human) that we have a cat that came in that will knock your socks off! His name is Tommy and he is one of the most handsome black cats I’ve ever seen! He will hypnotize you with those eyes of his!

Tommy just turned 3 in January so he is still pretty young! Unfortunately for Tommy his owner became sick and could no longer give him the care and love he needs. He has been well taken care of and we would love to see Tommy get his new “Furrever” home really soon.

Tommy is very friendly and loves to interact with both people and cats. We are not sure about dogs and children though? Tommy will be available for adoption on Saturday, March 19th and I know that he will be adopted quickly!

Please stop by West Side Cats to meet with Tommy! You might just find your soul mate with him! Tommy is a wonderful guy!

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Blackbeard aka Blackie – Blackbeard has been adopted!!!! Thank you to the wonderful couple who adopted Blackbeard and Lilly together!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

It has taken me a little while but here is the last (but not least) of the 9 cats from Chicago that were transported to West Side Cats in Youngstown, OH. I want to give out a huge thanks to everyone involved to make this possible! This very handsome black cat is appropriately named Blackbeard! I heard through the grapevine that he may be adopted today! If he is still available you can meet Blackbeard over at PetSmart in Boardman! He is a 4 year old wonderful feline! Like the others we are not sure of the background but Blackbeard aka Blackie gets along with other cats but we have not seen him around dogs. He is gentle so I think he would be right with kids but you can talk to Debbie or any assistant at PetSmart when you go over to see Blackbeard! Take a ride if you are out looking for a kitty to add to your life! You can’t go wrong with Blackbeard! He will give you a million hugs and purrs! Thanks!
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Jayne – was adopted!!!!

Sunday, 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!!!!

Asia – has been adopted!!!!

Saturday, November 7th, 2015


_DSC0043Meet our sleek and beautiful Asia here at West Side Cats! Asia turned 5 on 2/25/15 and she is certainly a wonderful girl! She is a little on the timid side. Just approach her slowly and offer to let her sniff your hand and then pet her. Asia is just fine all by herself (she does get along with the other cats) but we prefer her to go to a home with no other pets in the home. Not sure how she does with children. Asia has been at the shelter for awhile now and really, really wants her Furrever home! Can you accommodate her with her request? You won’t regret it! Asia has plenty of love to give to that someone special! Stop by West Side Cats Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. and come pet Asia! She really deserves her Furrever home soon! Asia sends her love, purrs and kisses!

Babe was Adopted!

Tuesday, 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

Asia is our most laid back cat! Asia has been adopted!!!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


Asia 1

Asia is one of our most laid back cats!!! She just loves to hang out in her bed at West Side Cats?! She was born on 2/25/2010 so she just recently turned five. Asia has so much love to give someone! Are you that special someone? You can come see Asia anytime from 2 – 6 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday here at West Side Cats. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. Please come check us out and see for yourself! This fantastic group of volunteers does such an amazing job at this Adoption and Rescue No-Kill Shelter! Thank you for everything that you do!

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

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5812 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

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