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Archive for the ‘Shorthaired’ Category


Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

At West Side Cats, Oliver is a very handsome White and Grey Cat who was brought in to us on 4/20/16. Oliver is a really great cat! He gets along with the cats in the shelter, gets along great with dogs and loves children! Oliver will be only two on June 2nd of this year. He was found in Youngstown and a very kind person brought him in to see us. You will fall in love with Oliver! He is so awesome! He loves to play and of course eat! Please come in and say hi to Oliver – he just may want to take you home!
Oliver 2



Our shy, scared and 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!

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


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


Sad Sad Rocco! Rocco went back to his own home! Rock on Rocco!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

It makes me sad to write this post. I know as a volunteer at West Side Cats? there is bound to be sadness sometimes mixed in with much happiness! Thankfully the happiness wins out most of the time. But sad this one is:

Rocco was a member of a family for many years. For whatever reason he SOMETIMES peed in the house. Rocco is only 4. His birthdate is 2/17/12. He is a very handsome Tiger cat. He came into the shelter on March 22, 2016. He is a very passive cat and loves to be petted. He was scared when he first came in but he is adjusting as much as possible. To my knowledge he has been using the litter box just fine.

The other day when I took these photos another volunteer was with me and we noticed that Rocco was actually crying. Some say cats and dogs don’t cry? We saw and felt it for ourselves and felt so bad for Rocco!

If you have any room in your home and heart to love a wonderful guy like Rocco, please come see him at West Side Cats! He really, really, really wants to mend his broken heart! Rocco 1


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”!

Our Planet “MARS”

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Now I know we have 9 planets (yes Pluto will always be a planet to me). But at West Side Cats? I think we have the cutest planet of all time! Introducing “Mars”! Mars is a gorgeous female Calico who is just over 1 year old being born around 1/1/15. Some kind people found her and took her in but couldn’t keep her due to their pet limit. We want to thank those people from the bottom of our hearts for bringing her to us! As you can see from one of the photos, she gets along very well with other cats. Of course dogs are unknown. She is on the shy and skittish side but she is loving once she gets to know you. Mars will require a quieter environment so I would have to say no kids or no young kids. She would make a great one on one addition to your home! Mars just told me to ask you to come visit her soon! Please? Mars just needs an awesome “Furrever” home!

The photo on the left shows Mars with a kitten friend of her’s. She looks like she is protecting them! Actually there were 3 of them hiding behind the litter boxes but when I’m determined “I always get my cat’s photos”! Mars 1


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