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Archive for the ‘Males Only’ Category

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”?
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Our Big Guy Leo!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

This handsome big Orange guy is named Leo! Some nice person found him wandering around and brought him in to West Side Cats on 5/11/16 because they were not able to keep him. Leo is 10 1/2 years young! He is excellent with other cats, dog and children! He is so laid back and mellow! He is just the nicest cat for your family! Please give Leo a second chance at life with a great family! He will be so loyal and wonderful! I just fell in love with him the minute I laid eyes on him! Leo is just one of the best cats ever! He was definitely someone’s cat because someone took good care of him! Please stop by WSC and meet Leo! You will just love him! Leo


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!

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Bandit! Bandit loves his little capers!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 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

Benny (Benny and his sister Betsy have to be adopted together). They are currently at PetSmart in Niles. They have been adopted!!!!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

UPDATE: Benny and his sister Betsy along with Bertie and Barbie are now at PetSmart in Niles.

Benny came in with his brother and two sisters. They were all left by a dumpster and as you can imagine they were very frightened! Well Benny being a kitten has come a long way! Benny was born on 11/12/15 so he is just a youngster! He is a handsome Orange kitten with an awesome personality! He has to be adopted though with his sister Betsy. The four kittens have started off in this world at a disadvantage so we need the two to be with each other and the other two are staying together for security and comfort reasons. All 4 of them are starting to forget about what they have been through at such a young age. Please stop by West Side Cats and visit with Benny and Betsy (and Barbie and Bertie). These kittens will keep you amused believe me! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Benny 1


Barbie and Bertie – they MUST stay together! They are currently at PetSmart in Niles. The have been adopted!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

UPDATE: Benny and his sister Betsy along with Bertie and Barbie are now at PetSmart in Niles.

I would love to introduce Barbie! No – not that Barbie! Our Barbie is a beautiful female Tortie who was born on 11/12/15 and then left by a dumpster along with 3 other kittens! Barbie is very playful as you can imagine! She has a great personality! If you would like to make Barbie a member of your family – you must take her brother Bertie also. They MUST stay together. They have already been mistreated in this world and they feel safer and happier staying together! Bertie is a handsome male Black/White kitten who is also wonderful! They make a great comedy team! They will keep you amused for hours with their antics! I hope you can find space in your heart and your home for these two wonderful kitties! They really deserve a chance since they have been through so much already! Thank you! Barbie and Bertie!!! They hope to see you soon!
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Bertie 1


Shadow 3 has been adopted!!!!!

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Since Easter is coming up in a couple of weeks, Shadow 3 at the West Side Cats in Youngstown, Ohio wanted to pose with an Easter Bunny! Since we couldn’t get the real one we got a little replacement for Shadow 3. He didn’t seem to mind as long as he got his picture taken!

Shadow 3 is a male short-haired brown tabby born on 6/1/2015. He was brought to West Side Cats on 3/3/2016 by a very kind neighbor. They told us her neighbor just moved out and left Shadow 3 behind! Thank you for bringing him in to us from the bottom of our hearts!

Shadow 3 gets along great with kids! Absolutely does not do well with dogs! He does get along with cats just fine. Shadow 3 does seem to have an eating schedule so I don’t feel he has been abandoned too long.

Please stop by to visit Shadow 3! He is just lounging and hanging out with his friends waiting for you! Thank you! See you soon!

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Churchill! He has gone with a wonderful family to his “Furrever” home!!!

Friday, March 4th, 2016

At West Side Cats we have all sorts of cats running around! Some are quieter than others while some vie for attention like crazy! Well here is Churchill who is one of the quieter cats at the shelter. Churchill was brought into us on 2/19/16 and gets along with the other cats quite well! Churchill is a wonderful male feline that is white with black. Churchill came in with a wound on his flank and that is healing nicely with treatment. You can visit Churchill at the WSC shelter. He was downstairs at the shelter but he is so quiet that he was often overlooked! Churchill is such a nice cat and he does deserve a wonderful life with a wonderful person! We don’t know how he does with dogs. With him being on the quieter side I wouldn’t recommend little children but older would be fine. You can’t go wrong adopting Churchill! He will make an awesome companion! He is very friendly once he is around you awhile. I hope to hear he gets a home very soon! Churchill 1


Riff Raff the BIG Kitty! Was adopted!!!!

Friday, March 4th, 2016

I just love this big guy with all my heart! He is the most gentle soul of a cat I have ever met! Riff-Raff is just over 3 years old and has to be one of the most handsome orange tabbies that I have ever laid eyes on! Riff-Raff is so awesome! He has one of the loudest purrs that I have ever heard! This guy is just so amazing! He had to have had a home once! I’m not sure what happened but Riff-Raff ended up at West Side Cats.

A couple of days ago we brought him over to PetSmart in Niles for some change of scenery and get out to meet the public! I just know that it won’t take long for someone to snatch up Riff-Raff and take him home! He is good with cats and I have a feeling he loves kids! We are not sure how he interacts with dogs though. Please stop by PetSmart in Niles and say hi to Riff-Raff! Give him a hug from me! Thanks!

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Riff Raff

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