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, moved to a larger facility in 2010, and most recently transitioned into our current location in 2018. 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 wooden tree custom made for us. 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

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  • West Side Cats Basket Raffle

    Please JOIN us at Davidson's Restaurant on Saturday - November 4th from 11am-3:30pm for a fun BASKET RAFFLE with all proceeds going straight to the kitties at the shelter :) A wide variety of baskets will be available and tickets will be pulled at 3:15pm. There will be a special drawing of a Marc Jacobs purse filled with goodies valued at over $225! Tickets for the purse will be $5. Please JOIN US! :) If you are interested in donating a basket for the raffle, please reach out to Sheri at 330-881-6672...THANK YOU!

Upcoming Events


Please stop by and visit our kitties, or give us a call. We're open to the public Monday and Thursday from 4pm-6pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm-6pm. You can also visit some of our adoptable cats and kittens at PetSmart in Boardman.