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Wednesday, 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!!

Saturday, 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!

Saturday, 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)

Friday, 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


Thursday, 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




Saturday, November 14th, 2015

At West Side Cats? we take in cats that might not make it otherwise. We certainly try our best. This is Hopps who had to have his right hind leg amputated after a wonderful person brought him in with a broken leg! Thank you!. He is going to be a Special Needs cat now. As you can see, he is on the mend! He lets me pet him and of course I love to bring him his wet food. Hopps came to the Shelter on 11/6/2015. It will be awhile yet for him to be able to be adopted. Unknown if he likes other cats because he has his own room right now and is in his cage. We don’t know how he deals with dogs and children? I will definitely keep you updated with his progress. We are not sure of his age? I just know Hopps will make somebody a very happy cat owner! _DSC0005



Saturday, November 14th, 2015

This is Gracie! She helps me out a lot at West Side Cats with the clerical aspect of my volunteer work! Gracie is a Dark Tortie – Orange and Black. She has a medium length beautiful coat of fur. Gracie is a Special Needs Cat because she is blind in her left eye. She would make someone a very special Senior Companion. She will sit on your lap for hours to be petted. She is so friendly and wonderful! Gracie came to the West Side Cats? on October 30, 2015 so she hasn’t been here long, but she sure has seemed to settle in! We would love for a person or persons on the quieter part of the scale to adopt her for the companionship she so desires and deserves. She is roughly 7 years old, we are not exactly sure of her age. She gets along with other cats. Not sure about dogs due to no exposure around the shelter. Children I’m not sure about simply because of her blindness in that one eye along with her quietness and gentleness. They would have to be very gentle with Gracie. Gracie is a very special feline! I love her so much! I know you would also! We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. and we are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. Gracie says “Love You and Thanks for looking”! _DSC0003


Shalimar says “Happy Thanksgiving”!

Friday, November 13th, 2015


Just wanted to post this photo I took yesterday at West Side Cats! I was sitting with Shalimar who owns the front office and I set up this shot without even realizing that the turkey was also in the shot! Shalimar told me she can’t wait for Thanksgiving! She expects a full course dinner Kimm! Get your food shopping on! Of course our star of the show is up for adoption. There is an interest in her but as of right now she is still waiting for her Furrever home where she can have a real Thanksgiving dinner with you! Stop by 2217 Mahoning Ave and celebrate early with all our turkeys (oops – cats and kittens)! We love them all!

Chloe – (November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015



Chloe is a really special girl! She turned 10 on 2/1/2005 so she really needs a very quiet home being the only pet. Chloe is so mild mannered and laid back. She doesn’t bother the other cats and kind of does her own thing. She is also very affectionate and loves to be made a fuss over. She came to us when her owner had to go to a nursing home and it broke the owner’s heart to have to give Chloe up! We reassured her that Chloe would be well taken care of and we will try and try to get Chloe another Furrever home that she so deserves. She has made the adjustment very well and I know that she would be able to do it again.

Can you find it in your heart to give Chloe a warm and wonderful home of her own? Chloe can melt your heart with her goodness! Please come visit with Chloe and I just know you will want to take her home with you! West Side Cats is located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44509. Or call 330-792-4228. Chloe will be standing by waiting for your arrival! Chloe says Thank You to all of you out there! Let’s give Chloe an awesome Furrever home for the Holidays! I can see her with a Santa hat on next to your Christmas tree!

Daryl – King of the World!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

For all the world to see: Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness – King Daryl!!! Daryl is considered a Special Needs cat because he is very nervous and he has been given to us as a feral cat. He was being fed outside by a wonderful person who then brought him in when the weather turned colder. So he has had interaction with people. It would take a very special person(s) to work with Daryl. You must have a lot of patience and time and never allow him to be outside again. Daryl just had a birthday on 11/6 and he turned 2. Daryl has a lot of years to live out. I would hate to see him never get a home. He is a beautiful boy! He has never been aggressive with me, just nervous and timid. As you can see he is a beautiful orange cat! He is a big boy! I love Daryl! He can be visited at West Side Cats? any Tuesday through Saturday from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. Please come introduce yourself to Daryl and give him a chance at a wonderful life at your house! Daryl would be worth every moment and thanks you for just reading this. Daryl thinks he is just misunderstood. He comes down when it is time to eat and interacts with the volunteers and the other cats. I would not recommend having a dog with him though just because we don’t know his background. I think he would like a quiet home so he can learn to trust again. Love Daryl. _DSC0035


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