Updated on 4 October, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
4 October, 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.

Blu the cat

After being lost as a stray for months in the Granton area of Edinburgh, Blu is rather scared in the Shelter, and needs a patient owner who will give him time to adjust to a comfortable loving home of his own with a garden. Hes 4 years old and a soft blue grey in colour.

Albert the catA good-natured big tabby and white cat was found straying in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh. Albert is an affectionate 4 year old who may be fine with other cats and with children. Hed welcome getting outside access from his new home.

Flynn the cat

Flynn is an affectionate big black and white lad of 4 or so who may get on fine with children and animals. He came to LCR after being found as a stray in Eskbank, Midlothian, and would appreciate a loving home where he can get outside to explore sometimes.

Heidi the catHeidi is a friendly cat but shes an independent lass and likes to get out and about. Shes white and tabby, 3 years old, and hasnt lived with children or cats so far. Her previous owner sadly had to give her up when being taken into care.


Mabel the cat

4 year old Mabel is very scared in the Shelter after being found straying in Pathhead, Midlothian, but she may be ok with children and cats when shes settled in a peaceful loving home with outside access. Shes a semi-longhaired tabby tortoiseshell lass.

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.

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 was a bit grumpy when she came to the Shelter, though her sunny side has now appeared again. She's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciates a wander round the garden at the Shelter.

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.

Sooty the cat

Sooty came from an owner in Edinburgh who could no longer look after him. 3 year old black Sooty is a bit timid 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.

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.

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.

Charlie the cat

Charlie is a chatty, good-natured big cat with smooth shiny black and white fur whose past owners poor health prevented him staying in Musselburgh, East Lothian. Hes 4 years old and so far hasnt been used to children or animals, though he would appreciate a garden at his new home.

Leah the cat

Leah is a 2 year old tabby and white female with big eyes who came from Newhaven in Edinburgh when her owner had too many cats. She'd be best in a home with no young children as she's very scared in the shelter though she wants to be friends. However she's fine with other cats. She'd welcome getting outside when she's feeling braver.

Cole the cat

Cole is not a happy lad in a pen, after being found straying in Prospect Bank, Edinburgh, but he's not aggressive and may be OK with children and animals in a qiet home with a garden. He is 10 years old and black with a white 'locket'.

Rose the cat

Little Rose is strokeable but timid and couldn't cope when her owner in Morningside had triplets, so a no-kids, no-animals home would be best for this semi-longhaired, black & white 5 year old. She would appreciate a garden though.

Molly the cat

Molly arrived with us in February 2015 and 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. She is a friendly girl, although she will let you know when she's had enough! She will need garden access.

Kitty the cat

2 year old Kitty, whose past owner in Easter Road, Edinburgh can no longer look after him, needs a home with someone experienced with cats, as this slim white cat can be very friendly, but is a bit temperamental, having had to deal with children who gave her too much attention. Hes been indoors till now, and has not been used to other cats, but getting out and about would benefit his inquisitive personality.

Mister the cat3 year old Misters face shows the hard life he seems to have had living for months as a stray in Dunfermline, Fife. However this black and white cat is really looking for affection, and wants to be friendly. He needs an owner without children whom he can trust, and a garden to relax in.

Woody the catWoody came from Woodburn, Midlothian, where he had been straying for a long time so life in the Shelter is a bit scary for him. However a patient owner (with some cat treats?!) could win round this 3 year old white and black lad and let him enjoy home life again. He will need out sometimes once hes settled.

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.

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.