Updated on 4 July, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
4 July, 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.

Fudge the cat

Fudge is a small dark tortoiseshell and white female aged only 10 months who came to the Shelter when her owner in Loanhead, Midlothian, was made homeless. She is an affectionate wee soul but a bit shy and has had no contact with children so far. She did live with another cat, but the two didn’t get on very well, and she was kept indoors, so would appreciate a loving home with a garden.

Simba the catWhen his owner moved north from Horsham in Surrey and found his rented accommodation didn’t allow pets, his cat had to be given up. So Simba, a good natured, soft-coated big Bengal is looking for a new home in Scotland where he can get outside sometimes. He’s 7 years old and hasn’t lived with kids or cats so far.

GI Joe the cat

G.I. Joe is a big ginger lad with a purr like a lion. He’s usually friendly but would be best not homed with children though he may get on fine with other cats. He was straying for a few weeks in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian before he was brought to LCR so a home with outside access would suit this 7 year old cat.

Shadow the catShadow is only 9 months old and is really looking for affection, and may be fine as a family cat, perhaps with other pets. He has semi-long black and white fur and was straying in Linlithgow. He’ appreciate a garden to explore from his new home.

Ebony the cat

Ebony is a little black 6 month old cat from Leven, Fife whose owner there has died. She's affectionate, purry and playful, and should probably make a lovely family cat, maybe in a home with other pets. She'd certainly benefit from getting outside to explore sometimes.

Messi the cat

5 year old Messi came as a stray from Bathgate, West Lothian. He's black and semi-longhaired, and is an independent, outdoor cat who is not agressive at all but is nervous of humans, so a farm or stables type of situation might suit him best, though he may be won round with kindness - and cat treats! - in a calm household without kids under about 12. He might get on ok with other animals too.

Henry the cat

2 year old Henry was found as a stray in the Napier Avenue area of Bathgate, West Lothian. He's semi-longhaired, black and white, and has obviously had a loving home at some time as, though timid in a Shelter pen, he just loves to be tickled and petted! He may be fine with other animals and children, and would appreciate a garden in his new home.

Sabrina the cat

Jasmine and Sabrina (above) were sent to a cattery when their owner in Greenacre, Edinburgh went into hospital, and were never returned home, so they are looking for a new start in life. Jasmine has now found her forever home but black Sabrina, at age 14, is still looking. She's been indoors all her life and has never lived with children or animals so far. She is very shy and could probably remain indoors. She's friendly and responds to cat treats.

Todd the cat

Todd is a good natured big black and white boy who came as a stray from Armadale, West Lothian. He'd probably be fine in a home with other animals, and/or older kids, as long as he had a garden to get out into sometimes.

Harry the catHarry is a talkative black and white chap who loves being petted, after being abandoned by his previous owners when they left Duddingston, Edinburgh. He's 3 years old, and would suit a home with older children and/or possibly cats, and a garden to explore.

Bubbles the cat

Bubbles is a bright chatty female of 1 and a half with grey and white fur and a kink in her tail. Her past owner in Armadale, West Lothian, was made homeless so she's looking for a new home with outside access. She may be fine with kids, but she's not too keen on other cats.

Tam the cat

White and black Tam is a bright, sociable wee lad with a high little miaow, but his elderly past owner in Uphall, West Lothian couldn't cope with a 1 year old cat, so a new home, maybe with children and/or other cats, where he can get some outside exercise would be great for him.

Honey the catA 13 year old cat called Honey really likes to take a turn out and about, but her previous owner in the Calders area of Edinburgh moved to a flat, so she could do with a quiet home with a garden, without other animals or kids, to spend her senior years. She's a good-natured white and tortoiseshell lass who loves having her chin tickled.

James the cat

James, aged about 3 and a half, came from a farm at Crookston, Heriot, in the Borders, where he was friends with another cat called Henry, so he enjoys an outdoor life. He's a shy lad but he likes to be stroked and petted - and loves cat treats! He should get on alright with older children.

Marley the cat

4-year-old Marley had been straying for many months in Bathgate before finding his way to our Shelter. He was unwell and a bit grumpy when he arrived but, now recovered, his true nature is coming through. He is a friendly and fluffy white boy who likes being brushed and relishes attention but he will let you know when he's had enough and so wouldn't be suitable for a home with younger children. He gets on ok with the other cats, but he can be dominant, and so he probably wouldn't mix well with a strong-willed resident feline. He will need outside access in his new home.

McLean the cat

5 and a half year old McLean is a tabby and white cat who has been indoors in Leith till now, without contact with children or animals so he's very scared in a pen. However a quiet peaceful home where he could get outside when he's more confident would give him the new start he deserves, since his past owners moved and couldn't take him.

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.

click here to see Beau, 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.

Rosie the cat

A chatty, friendly pale ginger tabby cat, aged 2, was found straying with kittens in the Mayfield area of Midlothian. Rosie has now been neutered by LCR and needs a loving home of her own, maybe with children and/or animals, and preferably with a garden.

Chick the cat

After being unwanted in Bathgate, West Lothian, Chick is very scared in the Shelter, so this 1 year old black and white lady with a wee black nose, whose kittens have been homed, is looking to build up trust with a new loving owner, and in time get the confidence to go outdoors and perhaps meet other animals and children for the first time.

Sassie & Sookie, two beautiful cats

Sassy (left) and Sookie (right) might deserve ‘feline parents of the year’ award, as these two not only both looked after their own kittens, but were willing to ‘foster’ two others whose mother abandoned them! Sassy, the female, has big golden eyes. Sookie, the male, has lost the sight in one eye, but gets on fine without it. Both are ok with kids and have been used to a dog. At 1 year old, they will appreciate outside exercise. They are a very close affectionate pair so must be homed together.

Korky the cat

Korky is a small black and white female who needs a confident, experienced owner, as she has been kept indoors till now in Blackford Glen, Edinburgh, and can be rather feisty. She has never lived with other animals, and would be best in a home without kids under 10, and with a garden. She came to the Shelter due to the illness of their owner's partner.

ben & Jerry, two lovely cats

Ben and Jerry are two really affectionate, friendly brothers from Rosewell, Midlothian whose past owner is moving and can't take them. Ben, black with a wee white 'locket', has been homed but Jerry, black and white, is still looking for his forever home with a garden. He's 5 years old and should get on ok with children.

Ollie the catOllie is a wee ginger lad of 1 who is usually chatty and loving, but he was brought back from his first homing as he bit and scratched. He hasn't yet learned how to play gently, so he needs an experienced cat owner without kids, though perhaps with other animals, who can bring out the nice side of this young cat to the full, in a home with outside access.

Sylvester the catLike Tweetypie's friend in the cartoon, this Sylvester is a black and white lad with big white whiskers! He's 2 years old, and was a stray in the Lothian Road area of Edinburgh, so he's a bit unkempt at the moment, and needs a loving owner to spruce him up a bit, but he's got a really nice temperament and should be ok with kids and cats, in a home with a garden.

Liam the cat

Liam is a big plumpish tabby chap who's a bit shy after straying for a while in Niddrie, Edinburgh, and likes to sit in his comfy nest in his outside pen, but he is fine when stroked - especially when coaxed with cat treats! He hasn't been used to kids as far as we know, and could be dominant if homed with other cats.

Millie & Maisie, two lovely catsMillie and Maisie are a sociable, friendly pair of females who may be fine with children. Milly is grey, and 6 years old, while 10 year old Maisie is black. Both would welcome getting outside sometimes. They came to the Shelter when their previous owner in Musselburgh, Midlothian became very ill.

Roxy the cat

Roxy is a chatty, purry female with a smooth black coat and a long tail who came from Hawick in the Borders when her past owner was taken into care. She's 3 and a half, and may be ok with other animals, though she's not been used to children. She was kept indoors but would benefit from getting outdoors.

Inca the catWhen a new baby in the family seemed to be cat allergic, 7 year old Inca from Comely Bank, Edinburgh, was sent to find a new home. She's a very talkative (see photo!) friendly long-haired white and tortoiseshell cat with a spectacular tail! She's never lived with children or animals before, and doesn't seem too keen on other cats, but she loves human attention, and would appreciate a new home with access to a garden.

Katy the cat

A 'little old lady' cat came into LCR needing a lot of TLC. Katy is 13 years old, with a delightfully affectionate temperament, but unlike usual cats she has a smooth tongue (possibly from a past injury) so her black and white semi-long fur coat needs to be brushed daily - something her past owner in Bathgate, West Lothian, who is very ill, could no longer do. She is looking for a quiet adult to give her the love and attention she deserves in her senior years, with a garden that she can toddle round and no other cats.

Lee the cat

Lee is a 1 year old black cat who was straying in Gorebridge, Midlothian for a couple of months before he was brought to the Shelter. He's usually a purry, friendly boy, but is a bit unsettled in a pen. A loving home with outdoor access, and maybe with other animals and/or children over 10 would suit him best.

Sooty the cat

Sooty came from an owner in Edinburgh who could no longer look after him. 3 year old black Sooty is very scared in the Shelter, so is looking for a new calm home with a caring owner, maybe with other cats and/or children over 10, who can bring back his confidence and in time allow him outdoors.

Fluffy the cat

Fluffy came in as a longterm stray from Wester Hailes, Edinburgh with fur that was anything but fluffy! She was so uncared for that some of her lovely black coat had to be shaved, though it will soon grow back to give her the Persian-cross good looks she deserves. She's timid after her ordeal, but gentle and strokeable, and may get on fine with kids over 7 and with other cats. She'd appreciate a loving new home with a garden.

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.

Junebug the cat

Junebug is a 10 year old white female cat from Edinburgh EH6 whose past owner is moving to rented accommodation where a cat is not permitted. She's a bit grumpy in the Shelter, so she's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciated a short wander round the garden of her previous home.