Updated on 16 April, 2014

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
16 April, 2014

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.

Pixie the cat

Pixie is a small, slim 3 year old black cat with big eyes who came from Uphall, West Lothian. She is affectionate but shy, and was being bullied by another cat, so a new home with a garden, but without cats or kids would suit her best.

Gandalph the cat

4 year old Gandalf is an independent chap, but he's friendly and may get on fine with children and other cats. He's grey with a white bib and paws, and was found as a stray in Easthouses, Midlothian. He'd welcome a new owner with a garden he could go out in.

Rio the catRio's previous owner in Mayfield/Greendykes can no longer look after him, so this affectionate 2 and a half year old boy is looking for a new owner. He's been used to kids and cats and dogs, and loves attention. Though he's been mainly indoors till now, like most active cats he'd benefit from outside exercise. He's fairly small, and white with grey patches.

Missie the cat

Ruby the catRuby (right) and Missie (above) are two 9 year old females who we brought to the Shelter when their owner in Livingston got a new puppy. Both are friendly but Ruby, who is tortie and white, is the more outgoing of the two, while black and white Missie is shyer, and likes to stay at home. They'd be best in a home without young kids, or young dogs, but would benefit from a garden. They could go separately.

Marc the cat

Marc was found in Markle, East Lothian. He's microchipped, but the microchip has not been registered, so LCR and the SSPCA have been unable to trace his owners, so we are now looking for a new home with outside access for him. He's a 3 or 4 year old tabby with a white bib, has a very laid back temperament, and may get on fine with animals and children.

Lilo the cat

3 year old Lilo is very stressed having been put in a pen Shelter after arriving from Haddington, East Lothian, so this 3 year old girl needs a quiet home, and a patient owner with no other animals, or children under 12, who can win her confidence. In time, she should be brave enough to go outdoors.

Blakey the cat

Sookie the catA pair of black boys with sleek fur, 7 year old Sookie and 4 year old Blakey come to us from Broomhouse Edinburgh, following the death of their owner. They are both a little bewildered in the Shelter - Blakey in particular - although we understand they have lived with a dog and have been fine with children in the past. They must be homed together and they would like to get out and about from time to time.

Tosh the cat

Tosh, a 3-4 year old white and black boy, came from a multiple cat household at the Jewel, Edinburgh. He is a timid but friendly boy with soft fur, who gets on fine with other cats but would prefer a quiet adult-only home. He needs access to a garden.

Pengu the cat

Pengu came to us due to allergies in his previous home in Bathgate. He is a playful and affectionate 2 year old black boy with a white bib, a very endearing skew-whiff ear and big amber eyes. He may get on well with children, and with other animals, in a home with a garden.

Poody the catBlack and white Poody has been brought up as an indoor cat by an elderly lady, who is now in hospital, so he's never lived with animals or children, but as an active 2 and a half year old neutered male he'd really thrive on getting out and about from his new home.



Daisy the cat

When Daisy's owners in Newtongrange split up, neither of them was willing to take Daisy, so this little black and white lass of 1 and a half is looking for a loving owner (preferrable female, as she seems to prefer women to men) who can spend time with her. She's ok with older children and has lived with a female cat, and she'd enjoy having a garden - but no dogs, please.

Missy the cat

Missy's previous owner in Granton, Edinburgh is in hospital, so she need rehomed. Missy, a black 5 year old, is not too keen on kids. She's been indoors till now, and is not used to other animals, but would benefit from outdoor exercise.

Snoopy the catA friendly, purry old boy called Snoopy 'went walkabout' when hs owner had a baby in Sherwood, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, so, at 12 years old, he is looking for a quiet adult household with no other animals, where he can enjoy his later years , with a bit of outdoor exercise. He's white and black.

Sully the cat

Sully is 2 years old and white with black patches. He's a timid, gentle lad who would be best in a quiet home without young children or other cats, as he was bullied by the cat in his previous home in Livingston, West Lothian. He'd be please to be allowed out sometimes.

Lewis & Carroll, two lovely cats

When both of their owners in the New Town of Edinburgh died, 8 year old Lewis and Carroll had to come to LCR. They're very scared at the moment, but are a gentle pair who are willing to take cat treats, so should respond lovingly to a new owner with a garden and without young kids or animals.

Sheba, 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.

Ginge the cat

An independent but friendly ginger and white cat was straying in Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, for about 6 weeks before he was brought to LCR. Ginge is 1 and a half, and may get on ok with other animals, though he's not been used to children as far as we know. He'd appreciate a home where he can get outdoors sometimes.

Honey the cat

Honey is a placid 8 year old female who likes to be stroked. She has tabby markings but has some lovely honey tortoiseshell colouring. She's not been used to other animals, but may be fine with older children. Her previous owner in Mayfield, Midlothian, gave her up due to working long hours. She's been mostly indoors but would benefit from getting out at times.

Ollie & Tigger, two lovely cats

Ollie and Tigger are friendly black and white 1 year old lads no longer wanted by their past owner in Penicuik, Midlothian. Ollie, with the black 'moustache' is the quieter of the two, while Tigger, with the smudge on his nose is more lively and inquisitive. They could be homed separately, maybe with older children, and certainly with access to a garden.

Pete the catPete is a big strong black and white boy of 3 or 4 with a white bib and paws, who was picked up rather bruised and battered as a stray in Dunbar. He's an affectionate soul, and may get on ok with older children. He's been neutered now at LCR but he'd be best homed in a loving household with outside access but without other cats after his past life.

Kitty the cat

Kitty's previous owner couldn't look after her any more when she was about to have kittens, so this little 1 year old tortoiseshell girl with a white bib and paws came to LCR to have her kittens by Caesarian. She's recovering fine now and is very purry and affectionate, looking for a new home with a garden, and maybe with kids over 10. She's not been used to other animals so far.

Tigger the cat

Tigger is quiet and friendly and loves to be stroked. He's 2 years old with soft tabby and white fur, and came to LCR as his previous owner in Blackburn, West Lothian, was going into care. He's been indoors so far, but would benefit from getting outdoor exercise. He's not keen on other cats, but may be fine with children over 5.

Jake the cat

Big Jake, 5 or 6 years old, has had a hard life on the streets of Kirkcaldy after his previous owners moved away and abandoned him over two years ago. His white and ginger fur is slowly starting to regain condition. In spite of his ordeal, he is a gentle and sweet natured boy, who may be ok in a home with kids or with other animals. He will need garden access.

Smudge the catWee Smudge is a tiny 3 year old black and white girl who came to us from Craigmillar, following the death of her owner. Smudge is very friendly most of the time, but she can get panicked without warning, and lash out. This behaviour may well relate to the trauma she has been through and once settled in a new home may stop - however an experienced owner without children, probably without other animals but with a garden would suite her best.

Bella the catWhite and tortie Bella came to us us because her previous owner in Broxburn had no time for her. She is three and a half years old, and seems to love getting petted. She may be fine with older children and with other animals, and she would like a garden to explore from time to time.

Chico the cat

Susie the catSusie and Chico came from Craigmillar, Edinburgh, as their past owner in Craigmillar, Edinburgh couldn't afford to keep them. Chico, aged 3, loves to be stroked, but Susie, aged 4, is a bit shyer, though both may get on fine with other cats and with children, in a home with outside access.

Olly the cat

Olly is affectionate and purry, though a bit shy, and at 11 years old wasn't coping well with other animals in her past home in Newtongrange, Midlothian. What this lilac tortoiseshell and white lass needs is a quiet adult househosld with a garden and no other animals.

Oscar the catOscar is a big black lad who was a long-term stray in Southhouse, Edinburgh. He's 4 or 5 years old and looks as if he's 'been in the wars' but he's a very loving soul, and may be fine with children but not other cats. He needs a garden to explore from his new home.


Sandy the cat

Pale ginger Sandy arrived with us in March 2011. He's around 10 years old, and came to us after his owner went into hospital. He can be very affectionate on his own terms but is also unpredictable and so an experienced owner without young children would suit him best. He does tolerate other cats but would probably be happiest having all the attention for himself. He's been an 'out and about' cat at the Shelter for a few months now, so a settled home with a garden for 2014 and beyond would be great for this cat.

Davina the cat

A rather plump friendly black and white 6 year old female with long white whiskers, called Davina, is keen to get out and about, instead of being in an L.C.R. pen, where she is not keen on other cats. However she may get on ok with children.. She was found straying in the Easter Road area of Edinburgh.

Patty the cat

Patty, a white and tortoiseshell 4 year old was dumped by her owners in Dalkeith! She is very purry and friendly, but can pat with her paws when fed up, so would be best in a home without kids under 10. She may be fine with other cats, and would appreciate a garden in her new home.