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Archive for the ‘Males Only’ 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

Bandit 1A

Bandit and Abel

(Siesta) Sherman!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Look who I caught trying to take a Siesta the other day! It’s our Sherman! Sherman is quite the guy! He turned 5 on January 1, 2016. He is a handsome Black and White Cat. He was dumped in the shelter in a suitcase! Who would do that???? Sherman was adopted out in 2015 but after some time went by he was returned in 2016 because he didn’t get along with the owners cat! Sherman HAS to be the only cat in your home. He doesn’t like dogs either. I would say that Sherman would do best with an older couple who would like to have a fairly quiet life with you. Could you think that maybe Sherman has a future with you? He is waiting here at West Side Cats!
Sherman 1

Sherman 2


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Needs a good home! Tater is only about 8 or 9 weeks old. Tater

Baby Bart (and yes he does have a sister named Lisa who I will post next)! Bart has been adopted!!!!!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Cuteness overload! Here is Bart! (Yes, he has a sister Lisa who looks almost like him which I will be posting next), Bart was born on 2/15/16 and as you can see he is a most handsome Orange/White Kitty! Bart (and Lisa) came in on 4/28/16. Bart definitely gets along with other cats – but he is rambunctious as a kitten! He loves kids and I understand he does NOT like dogs! His owner dropped off Bart (and Lisa) because they just had an overabundance of cats and kittens. So hence the reason why Bart (and Lisa) are at the shelter. If you would like to adopt Bart (by himself or with his sister Lisa), please stop by WSC any Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH 44509. Love and kisses and hugs and purrs from Bart (and Lisa)!Bart 1


Pablo (Picasso)? Pablo has been adopted!!!! Have fun Pablo!!!!

Monday, June 6th, 2016

I thought I was looking at a painting! I thought this cat named Pablo was a painting! Just kidding! Here we have Pablo who is a very handsome young grey/white cat who lost his home and ended up with us at West Side Cats. I tried to carry Pablo up the steps here when he accidentally got into the basement. He is so heavy (20 pounds), that I could hardly make it up the stairs with him! Pablo is very adventurous! As soon as that door opened he was down those steps! So you would need to watch him around the outer doors in your house. He is so awesome though! He is loaded with personality plus! Other cats are ok but absolutely no dogs! He really likes kids! Pablo turned 5 this past 2/28. Pablo will keep you entertained for hours! Stop by to see Pablo! He is a riot!
Pablo 1


Anybody want a Cookie?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Sometimes we get hungry here at West Side Cats! Sometimes there is something in the fridge to eat or drink but today I found a cookie – no, not that kind of cookie! A cat named Cookie was on the scene! Cookie is a 3 year old Orange male cat that was left in a foreclosed house with another cat. That other cat has since been adopted but Cookie is still hanging out with us! He gets along with the other cats here and is no problem at all. Cookie is a nice cat that would surely make someone very happy! Not sure about dogs and kids though. But Cookie seems pretty mellow so I wouldn’t be surprised if he does great with kids. We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. so stop on by and ask for a CookieCookie 1



Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This owner of this cat asked a friend to watch him while they were gone and they never came back to get him! I will never understand this? Timmy is a wonderful black/white male cat who is no trouble at all! The friend cared for Timmy as long as they could but could not keep him. They thought Timmy would be safe and loved at West Side Cats until we can find him a home. His birthday is around 1/1/12 so we have another 4 1/2 year old. How can you just leave a cat after all that time? Well Timmy would love a home again with someone to love him! Please stop by and see Timmy and see if he would like to adopt you!!!!
Timmy 1


Our “Boyfriend” Howard

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Here is everyone’s boyfriend Howard! He is about 2 1/2 years old and soooo loving to everyone he sees! He was a stray with Entropion in both eyes so it must have been hard for him on the streets! He didn’t deserve to be treated like that! He since has had surgery and is doing fine! As much as we all love Howard, he would really be happy in a home with someone else to love him! He does great with children and other cats! We have no idea how he would do with a dog but he might like it as Howard is so laid back and peaceful! Howard came in to the shelter on 3/18/16 so he is past ready to be adopted! Can you make Howard “Your New Boyfriend”?
Howard 1


Harper is here! Harper was adopted!!!!!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Here at West Side Cats Harper came in about a couple of weeks ago. He was extremely scared. He is a big Orange cat who was surrendered because his owner was moving to a place that did not allow cats. Harper is just over 4 years old – 1/1/12. He does not like the other cats and spends most of the day hiding on them. We are not sure about dogs but I would say probably not with him being timid. He does love to lay on people and get picked up. We are working with him to come out of his timidness. The other night I was in the front office and I watched him peeking out from the glass in the other room. He is doing better but it is going to take someone to really love him and work with him. Harper is a really nice cat who has just undergone some heartbreak and needs a home of his own where he can be an only cat. School age kids would be ok. So please stop by West Side Cats anytime Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Please give Harper a second chance at a great life! Thanks!Harper


Stripes lost the only home he had ever known after 11 years! Stripes owner had a change of heart and took him home!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Here at West Side Cats we do have people stop by from time to time not knowing what to do with their cat because they are moving to a place that doesn’t allow pets. I am just curious that they didn’t know that when they signed the lease and now the cat has no where to go? So people rush around looking for a shelter that will take their cat or else they will probably be put out on the street like a lot of cats do. It is a sad situation. I’m not judging here nor blaming – I just shake my head and don’t understand?

Well last week we had that happen (again), actually two – one right after the other – and this poor big guy named Stripes was absolutely terrified! He is 11 years old and lost the only home he had ever known. The family had him since he was 2 months old and Stripes grew up along them! He is such a wonderful guy! He gets along with other cats, dogs and kids. He loves his head and neck scratched and he loves to be the center of attention!

Stripes is coming around slowly. He is a BIG male cat that is a beautiful striped tabby! We would love to get Stripes adopted soon so as to make his transition as painless as possible. He has already gone through enough heartache! Stripes is an awesome, well behaved cat that would be the most loving addition to your household! Please stop by West Side Cats when you get a chance and be introduced to Stripes! You will love him just like we do. The son that brought him to us was just devasted that he had to give Stripes up! Stripes needs another good family member!

We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 2 to 6 P.M. Or call 330-792-4228. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. We really hope that Stripes gets to adopt a family soon! He will know when the right person comes in!

Stripes 1

Stripes 2


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