Updated on 17 April, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
17 April, 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.

Alfie the cat

Alfie is a black and white 2 year old lad with a black spot under his nose who was found straying in the Newtongrange area of Midlothian. He's a friendly soul who may get on ok with children and animals. He'd appreciate a new home where he could get out and about sometimes.

Jojo the cat

Sweep the catJojo (above) and Sweep (left) are a quiet, affectionate pair of females whose owner in Edinburgh can no longer look after them. They may be fine in a house with kids and/or cats, and a garden to explore. Both are black and white, but 5 year old Sweep has more white with a black spot on her nose, while Jojo, who is 2, has a white bib.

Buttons the cat

Buttons is a high-spirited, friendly wee ginger lad of 10 months whose previous owner in Southhouse, Edinburgh had too many cats. He gets on fine with kids and animals, and will benefit from 'letting off steam' outdoors once he's settled into his new home.

Max the catMax is a gentle, loving black and white 6 year old cat with a white stripe on his nose, but his previous owner in Edinburgh moved and left the cat behind! He has lived with children over 12, and has been kept indoors till now, but needs to get out. He'd be best not homed with other animals.



Luna the catWhen her owner in Winchburgh, West Lothian could no longer keep her, semi-longhaired black Luna came to LCR for rehoming. She's only 6 months old, and should get on fine with other cats, and perhaps with children, in a house with access outside.



Milly & Pepper, two lovely cats

When their owner in Musselburgh was taken into care, Milly and Pepper came to the Shelter needing a new home. Tabby Milly is 6 and a half, and semi-longhaired black Pepper is 4 and a half. Both female and male are shy, but like to be stroked, and would benefit from access outdoors. They have not lived with kids or animals up till now.

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.

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.


Jack the cat

Black and white Jack came from Falkirk, West Lothian, as he didn't get on with the female cat in his house there. He's scared in the Shelter as he's been kept indoors till now, but he's strokeable and so would be best in a quiet home, perhaps with children over 12, and access to a garden when he gains his confidence. He's 4 years old.

Bibo the cat

A little cat called Bibo was unwanted by his owner in Livingston and given to someone who didn't want him either, so this little semi-longhaired black lad, aged 1, deserves a new loving home. He's good-natured, though a bit nervous in the Shelter as he's been kept indoors and hasn't mixed with children or animals so far. However, with confidence, he should appreciate exploring outdoors.

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.

Murphy the cat

Murphy is a grey and white semi-longhaired cat aged 6 who is usually a friendly laid-back guy who likes to be stroked. He has lived with a German Shepherd dog and a Labrador, but would be best in a home without other cats or children under 12. He came from a cat-allergic owner in Niddrie Mill, Edinburgh, and would welcome getting outside at times from his new home.

Sam the cat

A pair of cats called Sam (above) and Sooty (below) came from an owner in Edinburgh who could no longer look after them. Both tabby Sam, aged 5 or 6, and 3 year old black Sooty are very scared in the Shelter, so are looking for a new calm home together with a caring owner, maybe with other cats and/or children over 10, who can bring back their confidence and in time allow them outdoors.

Sooty the cat

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.

Sparky the cat

Sparky is an affectionate black and white 3 year old chap but he's shy at the moment as he's only been indoors till now. However he should be allowed oudoor access when he's more confident, and he may be ok with other animals and children. He came from Pilton, Edinburgh when his past owner couldn't keep him any more.

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 was a bit nervous in a pen at first, but now he's coming out of his shell, and enjoys being stroked. He 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.

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.

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.