Updated on 20 August, 2014

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
20 August, 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.

Mitzy the cat

Two and a half-year-old Mitzy came into us with her kittens when her owner in Craigentinny could no longer keep them. Her kittens are now weaned, and black and white Mitzy is neutered and ready to find a nice quiet home of her own. She is a gentle girl and is a bit scared in the shelter and so is very keen on hiding under the covers in her bed. However in a relaxed home, perhaps with calm and respectful children, we're sure she can find her inner confidence. She will need outside access.

Mildred the cat

Mildred is a gorgeous 4 or 5-year-old black and white lady with vivid green eyes, who finds herself with us because she was being bullied by another cat in her previous home in Prestonpans and had started stress-toileting around the house. Since being in the Shelter her toileting has been fine. Whilst she isn't keen on cats, she has lived happily with a dog, and she should be fine with older children. She would like a garden to sunbathe in.

Cinders the cat

Cinders is a semi-longhaired black and white cat who was found straying with her kittens in the Slateford Road part of Edinburgh. She is a friendly cat who may get on fine with other cats and with children. Her kittens are now gone for homing, and 2 year old Cinders (now neutered by LCR) is ready for a forever home of her own where she can venture outdoors sometimes.

Pansy the cat

A shy but usually friendly tabby was found straying in Prestonpans, East Lothian, so has been named Pansy. She's 3 years old, and may get on fine with children and other animals, though she'd probably appreciate a fairly quiet household, and a garden to relax in.

Marty the catMarty is a 4 year old semi-longhaired black and white cat with a very unusual miaow who was found as a stray in Polbeth, West Lothian. He's new to the Shelter, so not very settled yet, but may be ok with older children and other cats when he finds a loving new home of his own, with a garden to get out into.


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.

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.

AJ the cat

A.J. and Lenny are a friendly pair of lads, aged 1 and 2, but they would probably be a bit scared of boisterous kids, though they get on fine with other cats, and would benefit from outdoor exercise. Both are semi-long haired - AJ (above) is grey and Lenny (below) is black and white. The Shelter took them when their Penicuik owner couldn't look after them any more.

Lenny the cat

Peach the cat

Peach was brought to LCR by a neighbour in Clermiston, Edinburgh when her owner moved - but didn't take the cat! She's a wee black 2 year old, who is affectionate but timid so would be best in a household where someone can build her confidence, perhaps with other cats, but with no kids under 12. She'd also appreciate getting out when she's braver.

click here to see Robyn, 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.

Bailey the catBailey is a long haired ginger and white boy who comes to us as a long term unneutered stray from Winchburgh, West Lothian. He's 3-4 years old, and is a wee bit wary, but now neutered he is rapidly coming out of his shell and realising that some of us 2-leggeds can be trusted. We feel he would prefer a home without young children, but he might like some animal companionship. He would definitely like a garden to explore once settled.

Jonjo the cat

Fluffy black Jonjo is only about 8 months old, but he was found straying in the Polton area and has clearly had a bit of a scary time out there. He is starting to relax and will accept strokes of his amazingly soft fur. In a quieter home with patient and cat-experienced owners we feel he could really flourish. He might get on well with older kids, and might fit in with an existing friendly cat. He will need outside access.

Tessa the cat1-year-old Tessa finds herself with us because her previous East Calder owner is moving abroad and can't take Tessa too. She's a semi-long haired black lass with a wee white bib, who is a bit confused about why she has been uprooted from somewhere she felt safe and she will need a patient owner to help rebuild her trust. She has lived happily with other cats, but we feel a child-free home with a garden would suit her best.

Oscar the cat

Big tabby and white Oscar came to us because his owner from Wallyford was moving and couldn't take Oscar with him. He has lived with other animals and children happily before, and whilst it has taken him some time to find his feet in the Shelter he is now very much happier than he was on arrival and has decided that he actually quite likes to get his lovely chunky cheeks rubbed. 3-year-old Oscar will need an owner who understands it may take him some time to relax and show his true lovely character. He will also need garden access.

Josie the cat

Josie came to LCR as her past owner can't look after her any more due to illness. She's a slightly overweight black and white 7 year old who is friendly, but on her own terms, so would be best in a home without little children, though she may be ok with other animals. Outside exercise would do her good.

Treacle the catTreacle is a treacle-coloured (not quite black) and white lad aged 4 who was straying for a few months in the Leith Links area of Edinburgh. He loves people - and cat treat sticks (see photo) - and should get on fine with children and other cats. He'd welcome a garden to get out into from his new home.

Maisie the cat

Maisie came from Morningside when her previous owner could no longer look after her. She's 3 years old, and white and black. She's never lived with children or other animals, but she has a pleasant, relaxed nature, and would appreciate a home where she can get out of doors sometimes.

Missy the cat

Missy is a sleek 5-year-old black lady who finds herself with us because her Edinburgh owner went into hospital. She is friendly but can be a bit unpredictable so an adult-only home would suit her best. She has lived with another female cat but they didn't see eye to eye so she needs to be an only cat. She would like a garden to explore.

Robyn the cat

4 and a half year old Robyn is a small, slim black cat who came to LCR from Penicuik when her previous owner could no longer keep her. She's usually a good-natured soul, but can be unpredictable, so a home without kids under 10 or other cats would suit her best. She would welcome a garden in her new home.

Sooty the cat

A black cat with round golden eyes came as a stray from Ormiston, East Lothian. 3 year old Sooty was terrified in the Shelter at first, but each day is becoming more and more loving and trusting, so a kind owner with a garden, and possibly with other cats and/or children over 12, should with patience have a great wee companion.