Updated on 27 February, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
27 February, 2015

The following cats are looking for homes just now, as well as many others in the Shelter. Some have had a difficult or fearful time before coming to LCR, so may need a quieter home or a patient, experienced owner. Our experienced staff are happy to advise on matching up the right cat to the right home.


Could you find a place in your heart and your home for any of these cats? If you are interested in any of the cats please contact the Shelter on 01875 821025 for more information and to check that they are still available. We usually have up to 60 cats in the Shelter, so do come along and visit as we may have just the very cat or cats for you and your family.

All cats are spayed, flead & wormed before homing.

Cleo the cat

6-year-old Cleo is stunning ragdoll/silver tabby cross, who came to us because she wasn't enjoying living with a child in her previous home in Leith. She can be friendly on her own terms, but is also unpredictable and so needs a cat-experienced owner who will be patient with her. She needs a quiet, adult-only home and would prefer to be an only animal. Whilst she has been indoors until now, she would benefit from getting out and about once settled.

Fifi the cat

Fifi came from Gilmerton, and is a very pretty 4-and-a-half year old girl, who is with us because her previous owner was allergic to her. She enjoys a fuss, and having her thick, soft fur stroked. She was fine with the child she lived with before, but is less keen on other fur-legged creatures and so would prefer to be an only animal. She enjoys exploring outside, so needs a garden.

Indie the cat

Wee Indie is 4-5 years old and was found straying in Gorebridge with an uncontrolled flea allergy, which we have treated. She is a calm and gentle girl, with the quietest of miaows and she enjoys a nice quiet stroke. She might get on ok with other animals and with older children who will be gentle with her. She would like a garden to explore once settled.

Patience the cat

Holly the catBlack & white Patience (above) and white & black Holly (right) are a pair of 4-and-a-half year old ladies whom their previous owner in Armadale, West Lothian, could no longer keep. Holly is the more extrovert of the pair, actively seeking out the strokes. Patience is also very friendly and seems happy to take a backseat to Holly. Both girls have been kept indoors until now, but would benefit from having the option to get some fresh air in their new home. They might be fine with children and with other animals.

Janet the catJanet is a chatty, inquisitive good-tempered wee black and white cat but her past owner in Tranent went into hospital, so she's looking for a new home. She's fine with older children, but has been indoors till now so has had no contact with other animals. At 5 years old, she'd still benefit from the stimulus of getting outside sometimes.

Tom the cat

3 year old Tom was a stray for a long time in Dunbar, East Lothian, so he finds life in the Shelter rather scarey. However cat treats work wonders to persuade him to be stroked, so he's looking for a patient owner, maybe with older children and/or other cats, who can let this tabby lad trust again. He'd need to get outside at times.

Clementine the cat

Clementine is a shy, quiet dark tortoiseshell female with a loveable nature. She's 1 and a half, and was found straying in Dedridge, West Lothian. She may be fine with older children and cats, and a garden to get out into would be great for her.

Chloe the cat

Chloe, a tortoiseshell and white 6 year old female, came from Easthouses, Midlothian, as she wasn't getting on with the dog and cats in the house. She's a timid lass, so would be best in a quiet home without other pets, but she's friendly and purry when she learns to trust someone. She's rather plump, so outside exercise and a regulated diet would do her good.

Coco the catCoco is a really goodnatured, overweight, 4 year old tabby and white female from Roslin, Midlothian. However she wasn't happy living with young children, and has never lived with other animals so far. She'd benefit from getting out and about from her new home to 'fight the flab'!


Tigger the catA 6 year old tabby female called Tigger came from Uphall, West Lothian as she got a bit grumpy when her owner had a baby. However her friendly side soon comes out when cat treats are produced! She'd be best in an adult household without other animals where she can get all the attention, and with a garden to go out into.


Micky the cat

Micky is a quiet lad with a wee miaow who loves to be petted. He's 1 and a half, with semi-long white and black fur, and was found straying in Colinton, Edinburgh. He may be fine with other cats and kids, and would appreciate a new home where he can get out and about sometimes.

Brian the cat

18 month old Brian is black and white with an unusual triangular pattern on his nose, who came to the Shelter when his past owner in Dedridge, West Lothian was evicted. He's usually friendly but isn't used to other animals, and would be best in a home without kids under about 12. He would welcome getting outside at times.

Scooby the catScoobie (above) came to LCR all the way from Stranraer when Wigtonshire Animal Shelter was closing down due to the owner's ill health. He is a friendly but independent 5 year old chap - white and black with a wee black spot on his nose who has never lived with children or animals so far. Scoobie would appreciate access to a garden from his new home.

click here to see Jacko, our special featured cat

Thankfully, the majority of the cats that come into our care very quickly find themselves loving forever homes. However for various reasons, some cats are with us for a longer stay. Click on the image above to see our special featured cat.

Mum cats being cared for in foster homes

We often have some mum cats whose kittens have been homed and are therefore ready to move to homes of their own. We try to home them directly from their foster homes to avoid them going through another stressful move to our Shelter, so if there is a phone number beside the picture of the cat you will know it is a mum cat.

Bob the catBob, 6-7 years old, is a friendly pale ginger lad who has been straying in the Haddington area for the last six months. He is rather distinctive, not only because of his gorgeous colouring, but also because he only has three legs! This doesn't seem to cause him any problems and he remains active. He may be alright with other cats, and with children. He would like a secure garden to explore in his new home.

Winston the cat

Winston is a lovely big tabby and white chap, who came to us as a long term stray from the Deans area of Livingston. He is around 3 years old and, now neutered, is looking for a home of his own. He has a placid nature, and may be fine with both kids and cats. He will need outside access in his new home.

Laddie the cat2-year-old Laddie came to us in mid-January when his Bonnyrigg owner was sadly moved into a hospice. He is finding shelter life difficult, and whilst he isn't aggressive, he is rather introverted at the moment. Once settled into a home environment, we have every faith he will relax and blossom. He has lived with a female cat before, but is not used to children. He would like a garden in his new home.

TJ & Slinky, two lovely cats

T.J (white and tabby) and Slinky (black) are a pair of 8-year-old best friends who find themselves with us after their previous owner in Edinburgh's Southhouse was forced to move into temporary accommodation. They are a sweet natured pair, who enjoy strokes and attention and need to stay together. They are fine with other cats, and we would expect them to tolerate children. The need a home with a garden.

Snooks the cat5-year-old Snooks is an affectionate semi longhaired black and white lad who is with us following the death of his previous owner in Stirlingshire. He enjoys a fuss, and is fine with children. He doesn't seem phased by the other cats in the shelter, but has never lived with other animals before. He would enjoy sunning himself outside in his new home.

Felix the cat

Tabby lad Felix has only 3 legs, having had to have one of his front ones amputated after being caught in a snare! However this doesn't stop him being able to climb and jump, and he should be allowed outside when he's used to his new home. He's strokeable, though a bit nervous in a pen, and should be fine with kids over 12, though he's had no contact with dogs. His past owner in Newtongrange is moving and unfortunately couldn't take Felix, who is 5 years old.

Molly the cat

Molly is a black and white female of 8 and a half looking for a quiet home without other animals or children, as she was getting very stressed in her previous home in Mayfield, Midlothian. When she learns to trust again, she would probably enjoy getting out into a garden.

Stella & Denny, two lovely catsStella and Denny are a good-natured pair of females who came from Musselburgh as someone in the house was allergic to cats. Stella is 3 years old and black and white, while 8 year old Denny is tabby and white. They're both fine with children, but would be best in a home without other animals, but with outside access.

Leo the cat

Leo is a black and white lad with a wee miaow who was very scared in the Shelter, but is getting his confidence back. He is only 1 and a half, and loves attention, but can get over-excited, so needs a calm settled home with outside exercise to let off steam - he loves playfighting with his toy panda! He came from Airdrie due to allergies in the family, and has had no contact with kids or animals so far, as he's been kept indoors.

Tony the cat

Tony's a big black and white male, aged 2 or 3, who was found straying for a few weeks in Mayfield, Midlothian. He's a friendly chap, and may get on ok with children and animals. He'd benefit from a garden to explore from his new home.

A group of 9 cats, all aged between 1 and 3, were rescued from a house at Edinburgh's Jewel, where their previous owner could not care for them. The cats arrived in late 2014 and showed little sign of having been socialised, and since then we have been working with them to try and gain their trust, and get to know them as individuals. They are all fine with other cats, but due to their timid natures would all prefer cat-expereinced owners who will show them patience, and they'd prefer not to share their forever homes with young children. They will need garden access.

From the photo you can see we've grouped the cats into four different pens to allow us to work with them and make sure they are comfortable.

Calder the cat

In pen 1 is soft-furred black Calder - the calmest and most trusting of the group.

Ian, Sawyer & Andy - three lovely cats

In pen 2 are Ian, Sawyer and Andy - three more boys who are showing good progress and are very amenable if bribed with some ham! **Sawyer has now been homed.**

Rory, Maggie & Chris - three lovely cats

Pen 3 contains black and white Rory and the tabby & white duo of Maggie and Chris. Rory is a forthright but flighty boy, and Maggie and Chris remain very guarded.

Lauren & Sarah, two lovely cats

Pen 4 contains black & white Lauren and wee tabby Sarah. These two girls are the most stressed of the group and are still very afraid in our Shelter, but they are showing signs of improvement as time passes.