Rescue & Adoption, No-Kill Cat Shelter

Our Story

West Side Cats first opened its doors in 2008. We are a non-profit, no-kill rescue and adoption facility in Youngstown, Ohio, founded by individuals who didn't want to volunteer for kill shelters any longer. We take in injured and disabled kitties, kittens that are blind, missing limbs or have been born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (a birth defect that affects balance), but we will also take in kitties living in dangerous circumstances. We outgrew our first location and moved to our current facility in 2010. With the exception of those being cared for in our clinic, all kitties await adoption in colorful, open rooms with plenty of beds and toys. Our shelter has several climbing trees, including a huge wood tree upstairs where there are also climbing walkways. Although we primarily serve Mahoning County and surrounding areas, people have come from other states to adopt our kitties. Every year we place between 300–900 cats and kittens up for adoption.

News & Events

Ask us if the kitty you're adopting has been microchipped! All new kitties will be microchipped.

Visit more of our adoptable cats and kittens at Petco and PetSmart in Boardman.

    Latest News

  • West Side Cats and All About the Pawz Motorcycle Run and Summer Festival

    West Side Cats and All About the Pawz 7th Annual Bike Run and Summer Festival.
    Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Austintown Township Park

    6000 Kirk Rd.  Austintown, Ohio

    The blessing of the bikes is at 11:00 am, bikes start departing afterwards.

    Concert begins at noon, featuring JD Eicher, Terry & Diane McCabe, and Anvah!  Basket auction, 50/50 raffle, refreshments all day.

    $15 per bike, $10 per passenger.  $10 bike show entry.  

  • Chinese Auction

    Please join us on March 3rd at Davidson's Resturaunt for a chinese auction!

    Chinese auction includes TV and $100 gift card plus 40 auction baskets.

  • Chinese Auction!!

    50/50 Raffle, Huge Basket Auction, WSC Swag


Please stop by and visit our kitties, or give us a call. We're open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 2PM–6PM. You can also visit some of our adoptable cats and kittens at both Petco and PetSmart in Boardman.