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May 20th, 2015


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Herb has to be the most affectionate kitty here at West Side Cats?! He loves to sit in your lap and give you hugs and kisses! He will even fall at your feet to be petted! He has such a great personality! Herb’s date of birth is 4/19/14 – a very young man. Herb had a polyp removed from his right ear. We are waiting to make sure everything is fine before he will be available for adoption. Herb says “Thanks for looking at me”!

Asia is our most laid back cat!

May 20th, 2015


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Asia is one of our most laid back cats!!! She just loves to hang out in her bed at West Side Cats?! She was born on 2/25/2010 so she just recently turned five. Asia has so much love to give someone! Are you that special someone? You can come see Asia anytime from 2 – 6 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday here at West Side Cats. We are located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. Please come check us out and see for yourself! This fantastic group of volunteers does such an amazing job at this Adoption and Rescue No-Kill Shelter! Thank you for everything that you do!

Penelope and Babies need a Foster!!!

May 20th, 2015

Penelope and her babies reside at West Side Cats right now. We do need someone to foster this wonderful family. Penelope and the remainder of her babies were saved by a relative of a man who was feeding the kittens to his snake!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe what some people will do!!!!! If you are interested in fostering, please call us at 330-792-4228! Thanks! We love you all!!!!!

Penelopes Babies

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Bird and her Babies! – Now in Foster care – Thank you!

May 20th, 2015

Can you just imagine how Bird felt when a small child slam dunked 3 of her babies on the cement and killed them. Then a wonderful good Samaritan came along and stopped all the violence! Bird and her two kitties that were still alive were brought into West Side Cats?! Bird and her babies are doing very well now and are being taken care of. She has also added another little one to her brood. The little black kitten was abandoned so Bird is now taking over as mother. That is amazing! Bird is a wonderful mother!!! This little family does need someone to foster them though. If you can help us out, please call West Side Cats at 330-792-4228 and ask for Kimm Koocher?. Thanks from all of us from the bottom of our hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Bird and her Babies

Bird and one of her babies – Now in Foster care – Thank you!

May 20th, 2015

Bird and Baby

This is Bird and one of her babies at West Side Cats! As you can see she is a very protective mom of her children. When I went to get a photo of the little one she came up and got right over her. That is so awesome! Bird and babies are doing very well and she is also nursing another kitten that is not hers. It is amazing that cats do that! Bird and her babies really need a foster home for awhile until the babies are ready to be adopted out. Do you have some time and love to give them? If so, please call West Side Cats at 330-792-4228 and speak with Kimm Koocher. Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts!!!!

Those Who Dare Enter Here: Sasha and Dahli have been adopted!!!!

May 18th, 2015

Here is Dahli (and Sasha) – she is the office co-assistant along with Sasha at West Side Cats?! She is a beautiful girl. She makes me work for these photos of hers! I especially love the middle photo! Sasha and Dahli greet me warmly every time I come in!


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PetSmart Adoption Weekend

May 16th, 2015

PETSMART-logoCome and visit our adoptable cats and kittens at PetSmart in Niles on Saturday. We have lots of adorable cats and kittens up for adoption. Maybe it’s time for a new companion!

My House – but I want my Furever House! Please!

May 15th, 2015

Here at West Side Cats? I have my own house but it’s just not the same as a Furever House! Come down to 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown, OH Tuesday – Saturday 2 – 6 p.m. and visit me and all my other feline friends! You may just fall in love with one of us and take us to our Furever House! If you fall in love with an adult cat we would be a $50 donation, any of my friends who are Special Needs cats are available for a $40 donation and if there are any kittens here who are ready to be adopted – those would be a $90 donation. This doesn’t begin to cover the cost of getting the kitten neutered/spayed, shots, etc. But every dollar helps us out because we are a Non-Profit 501C 3 No-Kill Rescue and Adoption Center and just want to see these wonderful cats and kittens get an awesome home for the rest of their lives. Many have been through a lot in their lives and deserve the best for the remainder! If you have any questions about any of the wonderful felines here – please call 330-792-4228. Thanks from all the cats/kittens here at West Side Cats with Loves, Hugs and Purrs!!!

House Cat

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May 14th, 2015


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Sparkles was found without his mother so a wonderful family brought him in to us to get the proper care that he would need. He is approximately 5 weeks old so will not be available for adoption for a little while. He is one of the cutest little guys that I have seen! He loves to be cuddled and talked to. He could use a foster family for awhile if you have the time for Sparkles.

Our Little Maya!

May 14th, 2015


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This is Maya at West Side Cats?! She can act like a little kitty or a grown cat – it just depends what she feels like doing. She was born on 5/28/2013 so she is still a little kid. Maya is a Tortie with 4 white paws. As you can see from the one photo, she loves playing in the big tree! Maya has a personality where you never know what she is thinking. One minute she is sleeping, another minute she is looking for someone to play with (or pick on). But all in all Maya is a great friend. She loves for you to give her attention and acknowledge her wonderfulness! She would be a great only cat. Not sure how she does with little children or dogs? Please come see Maya for yourself – she is awesome!!

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Visit our adoptable cats and kittens at Petco during store hours. Petco is located at:

317 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, OH 44512


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5812 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

Our volunteer is there from 9-11am and 6-8pm.

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