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West Side Cats has their own planet “Mars”! – Mars has been adopted!!!!!

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

At West Side Cats, I thought I was on another planet when I was introduced to Mars! Mars has been there a little while. Mars is on the quieter side and very friendly! Mars was a stray outside and the nice person who found her had 2 dogs and really couldn’t keep Mars as much as they would have wanted to! Mars turned 1 on January 1, 2016. Mars is a beautiful Calico! We have no history on Mars so we are not sure about children and dogs. She seems to have no problem around other cats. She was once someone’s pet and she would love to be someone’s pet again soon! Mars absolutely loves to be petted! Please stop by West Side Cats and come see “Mars”! You will be happy that you did!
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Tinker! Can be seen at PetSmart in Boardman! Tinker was adopted!!!!!!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Tinker came in to our shelter at West Side Cats on 4/15/16. Tinker came in with the help of a Real Estate Agent who found her left at a rental property! Tinker is a very nice cat that didn’t deserve to be left behind like that! Tinker is about 2 years old. She is a Dilute Tortie who has been microchipped so obviously someone loved her at some time. Sad, but now that Tinker is with us she has a chance at a wonderful life! Right now Tinker is at PetSmart in Boardman and Debbie was kind enough to send us these photos! Thank you Debbie! Please go see Tinker – she is wonderful! She would make a great addition to your family!


Cammie! Not available just yet – just wanted to introduce her! We will keep you posted!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Here is none other than the beautiful and delightful Cammie! Cammie was dropped off at a ladies house along with her sibling Zaura (not shown). The nice lady couldn’t keep them so she brought them to West Side Cats to find their “Furrever” homes! Cammie is a Female Tri-color Tortie who is very affectionate and loving. Cammie and Zaura can be adopted together or each on their own. We know they like other cats but children and dogs are unknown at this time. Cammie said to stop in and visit her and her sister Zaura and all their friends! We are open Tues – Sat 2 to 6 P.M. Thanks and Purrs from all the “Furheads”!
Cammie 6

Cammie 7


Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Introducing the most versatile cat! Sooty turned 1 year old on 1/1/2015. She is a beautiful Grey and White Feline who came in to West Side on 4/8/2016. She was found outside and brought to West Side Cats to be given a second chance! Sooty seems to get along with the other cats here but we don’t know how she reacts around children and dogs.

As you can see, Sooty loves to go places! First I have her lazily laying under the Palm Trees on an exotic island! Then it got breezy so she decided to go out in the sun and lay around in her bed on the sand! You got to love that Sooty! But all in all it must not have been fun hanging around outside fighting for her food, etc.

Please stop by and meet with Sooty! She is a very nice girl and she would be so appreciative to have a home again! Can you find it in your heart to adopt Sooty (or let her adopt you)! We are open Tues – Sat from 2 to 6 P.M. Thanks! Love Sooty!


Our silly Piper!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Here is Piper! She is very scared because after her family had a baby they no longer needed her in their home after that was all she knew! They said the baby was allergic to Piper. Piper is a beautiful, sweet and funny girl who will be only 4 on 6/30/16. Piper came in on 4/13/16 and has been hiding under a cat bed for most of the time she has been there. She is extremely shy around animals and children. Jane and I were working with her the other day and look what she did for us! She was posing for animal crackers and being really silly! Of course I cropped Jane out of the photos – poor Jane! So Piper is an awesome cat – she just needs a wonderful “Furrever” home where people really want her and love her. She can be the biggest love bug ever when she lets you get to know her! Stop by West Side Cats to see her! Piper hangs out in the break room which is the room right after the office as you come in. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. Thanks! Love, hugs and purrs from Piper!
Piper 1


Paprika – spicing things up at West Side Cats! Paprika is now at Petco in Boardman!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

We are spicing things up at West Side Cats with the arrival of Paprika! Paprika is a female Dilute Calico who was trapped In a feral colony of cats in the Chicago area. She is such a cutie! She was born around 1/1/15 so she is just over a year old. We don’t know anything about her background. She does get along with the other cats here though. What her interaction with dogs and children we are not sure about. Paprika is a little shy but once you stop and pet her and give her attention she becomes a purring factory!! First chance you get please come to West Side Cats at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio 44509. Come in and ask to see Paprika and of course all her friends! Take home some spice today!Paprika 1


Sweet Pea blooms in the Spring!

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Since it’s springtime (although some days you wouldn’t know it) I think it is appropriate to show off one of the cats at West Side Cats who is named Sweet Pea! She is a beautiful Grey and White cat who came into the shelter on March 29th so she hasn’t been here very long. Her sister Dafodil (who was hiding on me) came in together. Sweet Pea kind of backed up when I went to pat her but then she started purring and enjoyed it. So Sweet Pea would take a little bit of time to come around but not much I don’t think. Absolutely no dogs for Sweet Pea! She does not like them at all. She gets along fine with other cats though. I heard through the grapevine that she loves children!! So when you have some time on your hands take a springtime walk or drive to West Side Cats and come in and visit Sweet Pea, her sister Dafodil and all our other cats that reside here! Hopefully one of these awesome cats will adopt you!!!! You can even think about having both Sweet Pea and Dafodil adopt YOU!!!!!Sweet Pea 1

Sweet Pea

Pinkie is an assistant mascot to Mittens here at West Side Cats! She will be making public appearances and has already been on the Louie B. Free radio show!!! (Not for adoption).

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


At West Side Cats we seem to have a new celebrity! This is Pinkie! Pinkie is about 6 months old born around 10/31/15. She is a beautiful female Torbie! She was part of a group of cats that came to us from Chicago a few days ago. Pinkie was found out on the street trying to live like this – she is paralyzed! Her back is broken! We are not sure how that happened. But thankfully she is in good hands and Dr. Allen is doing laser treatments with her to see if we can get any improvement in her back legs. She speeds around like no ones business! She can manage the cart but she is only starting out for a few minutes at a time and it is a little too big for her! But she is trying!

Yesterday she had a very busy day! First she went to visit Louie B. Free on his radio show and then in the afternoon she was at Dr. Allen’s for her treatment! Please let’s just pray we see some improvement in this young lady! But in the meantime Pinkie does not consider herself handicapped at all! This photo of her is going on to the next set of T-shirts! What do you think? She will be sketched from this photo! We would appreciate any feedback!

We love the Pinkie!
Louie and Pinkie


Mama Kitty (and her small world)!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Okay then! I had a little fun with one of these photos! This is how I can picture the world being like if our cats took over! This is “Mama Kitty”. She was born on 11/15/14 so she still has a lot of loving and living to do! Mama is a wonderful Tiger Striped Cat who came in to the shelter as a stray with her kittens (hence the name). Mama Kitty watched all her babies get homes but she is still here waiting for her turn to get her “Furrever” home!!!!!

Please check out Mama Kitty and let her come take over your house today! She is adorable and so lovable! Gets along with other cats. She seems to relate well with children as long as they are good with her of course. Don’t know about dogs? WSC is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. Mama Kitty can’t wait to meet you!!!!! Mama Kitty 1

Mama Kitty

Jingles (aka Lillian)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way —— Oh wait! My mistake – it’s Jingles the cat here at West Side Cats! Jingles is an absolutely beautiful Dilute Tortie. She really likes the older kids so if you have any older kids she would love to meet them! She is about 3 1/2 years old (8/25/12). Jingles (aka Lillian) is more of a relaxed lap cat. Jingles likes to be an only cat and should probably be adopted into a home that doesn’t have any other cats. We don’t have a background as far as dogs are concerned. Please come and visit WSC as soon as you get a chance! Jingles aka Lillian will be waiting “with bells on”!

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