Updated on 15 January, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
15 January, 2017

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.

Tenzin & Vedder, two beautiful cats

Tenzin and Vedder are two 7 year old Bengal males looking for a home together, as they were becoming stressed by a third Bengal in their previous Midlothian home. They’re friendly but a bit shy, though Vedder is very vocal, as are many of the Bengal breed. They’d be best in a home with a garden but with no other animals or children.

belle & benny, two lovely cats

A pair of tabby and white cats called Benny and Belle came from Clackmannanshire when 5 year old Belle, the more dominant of the two, didn’t get on with the child in the home. Belle has more white fur, while 3 year old Benny is shyer but strokeable. They should go together to a home with outside access but without kids under about 12. They’ve not had experience of living with other animals so far.

Oscar the cat

Oscar is a quiet 9 year old chap who likes to be petted but his past owner in West Lothian is unwell and couldn’t look after him. He’s got ginger fur with a white muzzle and bib. A home with a garden and no young kids would be best for him, though he might be ok with other animals.

Leo the cat

A 17 year old cat with semi-long fur called Leo came from an Edinburgh home due to a child’s allergies. He’s a chatty friendly soul who gets on fine with kids, though not so much with cats, and he deserves a loving home for his senior years, preferably with a garden he can stroll in sometimes.

Digger the cat

After being a stray for 7 months in West Lothian, 6 year old Digger is a bit timid in the Shelter, though he is usually gentle and can be stroked. He’s a big lad with tabby fur who’d really appreciate a forever home with outside access but no kids or cats.

Oscar the cat

Black and white Oscar was kept indoors in his West Lothian home, so when his owner died it was quite a shock for him to find himself in our Rescue Centre. However he responds well to cat treats, so he’s looking for a quiet home with a patient owner, and maybe older kids, and hopefully access to a garden when he gets more confident. He’s 6 years old.

Kali the cat

When Kali’s owners moved from East Lothian, they couldn’t take her, so this girl is looking for a new home. 3 year old Kali is dark tortoiseshell and rather scared in a pen, though gentle and strokeable. She’d be best in a quiet home with a garden and without young kids.

Mia the cat

George the catMia (above) and George (right) are two friendly 8 year olds looking for a new home together as their previous owner in the Borders is working too long hours to look after them. They’ve lived with kids and other cats before and would welcome getting out of doors at times. Mia is a fluffy lilac tortoiseshell female, and George is a ginger male.

Sadie & Ruby, two beautiful cats

Sadie and Ruby’s past owners in West Lothian are moving abroad so these two 11 year old girls need a new home together, preferably with a garden. They’re an affectionate pair who haven’t lived with kids or cats so far. Sadie is tabby striped while Ruby is tabby and white.

Molly the 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.

Rab the cat

Rab is a strapping 4-year-old tabby and white chap, who was straying for many months in Midlothian. He was very scared when he arrived back in August 2016, but he is now really starting to relax and show his softer side. He can be stand-offish, but once he knows you, he likes strokes. He is now looking for his forever home. He seems to get on ok with other cats, but would prefer a home without children. He would like a garden to explore once he is fully settled.

Bailey the cat

Bailey is a 12 year old Persian cross with champagne and white fur whose past owner in Midlothian has died. He’s a friendly chap on his own terms who has been used to dogs and other pets, and may get on ok with children. A home with a safe garden would be best for him.

Boogie & Dingo, two lovely cats

Boogie and Dingo are two 10 year old tabby males from east of Edinburgh who have lived with kids and cats already, but need rehoming together due to an allergic child. They’re quite shy, but like to be petted, and would appreciate a house with a garden to go out into.

Roni & Reggie, two lovely cats

Roni and Reggie are a sister and brother from East Lothian, where unfortunately their owner had not enough time for them. They’re a bright pair of 1 year olds who’d welcome getting out as they’ve been only indoors till now. They’re ok with kids over about 4, but haven’t lived with other animals so far. Female Roni is tortoiseshell and white, while male Reggie is white and black.

Scotty the cat

Big tabby Scotty is rather nervous, having been brought from his Edinburgh home after his owner had died, so this 4 or 5 year old chap needs someone with the patience and love to teach him to trust again, though in time he may get on with older children and animals and enjoy exploring outside from his new home.

Riva the catRiva is a talkative, purry black and white female who loves attention, but was brought in from West Lothian as she was ‘bossing’ the owner’s girlfriend, so a home without children, but maybe with other cats would be best for her. She’s 7 to 8 years old, and would appreciate getting outdoors sometimes.

Sonny the cat1 year old Sonny came from south Edinburgh, unneutered and apparently too boisterous for his owner there. However he’s a very affectionate young lad, and now he’s been neutered by LCR’s vet is if anything a wee bit nervous when handled, though he should be fine with older children. This white cat with black patches and a wee black bib needs a new start in a loving home where he can get outside to play and enjoy life again. He’s never lived with animals in the past.

Buster the catWhen his West Lothian owner was made homeless, 4 year old Buster needed to find a new home too! He’s been only indoors and needs to learn to trust, so a home with access to a garden and no other animals or young children would be best for him. However he responds well to cat treats, and so a little patience should soon bring out his loving nature. He’s got black fur with a wee white ‘locket’ on his front.