Updated on 28 May, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
28 May, 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.

Bubbles the cat

Bubbles is a bright chatty female of 1 and a half with grey and white fur and a kink in her tail. Her past owner in Armadale, West Lothian, was made homeless so she's looking for a new home with outside access. She may be fine with kids, but she's not too keen on other cats.

Mr Tiny the catMr Tiny is actually a 'big softie'! He's a friendly black and white 2 year old lad who may get on fine with other cats and children. He was found straying in Armadale, West Lothian. A home with a garden would suit him well.


Honey the catA 13 year old cat called Honey really likes to take a turn out and about, but her previous owner in the Calders area of Edinburgh moved to a flat, so she could do with a quiet home with a garden, without other animals or kids, to spend her senior years. She's a good-natured white and tortoiseshell lass who loves having her chin tickled.

Toffee the catA sweet-natured wee dark tortoiseshell female with a white bib was found straying in Mayfield, Midlothian. She is named Toffee and is 3 or 4 years old. She may get on fine with children and cats, and would appreciate outside access from her new home.

Bella the cat

Wee Bella is only 1 year old, but she was brought in as a stray from Tranent, Midlothian, and was found to be pregnant. She had her kittens (now homed) in the Shelter, and was neutered by LCR, so now this lively, chatty little black and white girl is looking for a loving home of her own, perhaps with children and/or animals, and with outside access, where she can enjoy a life of her own.

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.

Tiger the cat

Tiger is a sleek 1 year old tabby cat whose owner could no longer look after him. He's a good-natured boy, though a bit timid, and should get on fine with children over about 5. He has been used to living with a dog and a cat, and would welcome being able to explore outside from his new home.

Flora the cat

Black and white Flora is very shy in the Shelter as she's been indoors so far, though at 1 and a half she does need to go outdoors when she's feeling braver. A loving home without other animals or young kids would suit her best, since her last owner in Craigshill, West Lothian had to give her up due to health problems.

Marley the cat

4-year-old Marley had been straying for many months in Bathgate before finding his way to our Shelter. He was unwell and a bit grumpy when he arrived but, now recovered, his true nature is coming through. He is a friendly and fluffy white boy who likes being brushed and relishes attention but he will let you know when he's had enough and so wouldn't be suitable for a home with younger children. He gets on ok with the other cats, but he can be dominant, and so he probably wouldn't mix well with a strong-willed resident feline. He will need outside access in his new home.

McLean the cat

5 and a half year old McLean is a tabby and white cat who has been indoors in Leith till now, without contact with children or animals so he's very scared in a pen. However a quiet peaceful home where he could get outside when he's more confident would give him the new start he deserves, since his past owners moved and couldn't take him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Millie & Maisie, two lovely catsMillie and Maisie are a sociable, friendly pair of females who may be fine with children. Milly is grey, and 6 years old, while 10 year old Maisie is black. Both would welcome getting outside sometimes. They came to the Shelter when their previous owner in Musselburgh, Midlothian became very ill.

Roxy the cat

Roxy is a chatty, purry female with a smooth black coat and a long tail who came from Hawick in the Borders when her past owner was taken into care. She's 3 and a half, and may be ok with other animals, though she's not been used to children. She was kept indoors but would benefit from getting outdoors.

Inca the catWhen a new baby in the family seemed to be cat allergic, 7 year old Inca from Comely Bank, Edinburgh, was sent to find a new home. She's a very talkative, friendly long-haired white and tortoiseshell cat with a spectacular tail! She's never lived with children or animals before, and doesn't seem too keen on other cats, but she loves human attention, and would appreciate a new home with access to a garden.

Katy the cat

A 'little old lady' cat came into LCR needing a lot of TLC. Katy is 13 years old, with a delightfully affectionate temperament, but unlike usual cats she has a smooth tongue (possibly from a past injury) so her black and white semi-long fur coat needs to be brushed daily - something her past owner in Bathgate, West Lothian, who is very ill, could no longer do. She is looking for a quiet adult to give her the love and attention she deserves in her senior years, with a garden that she can toddle round and no other cats.

Lee the cat

Lee is a 1 year old black cat who was straying in Gorebridge, Midlothian for a couple of months before he was brought to the Shelter. He's usually a purry, friendly boy, but is a bit unsettled in a pen. A loving home with outdoor access, and maybe with other animals and/or children over 10 would suit him best.

Daisy the catDaisy is a wee 7 month old tabby tortoiseshell girl, who really wants to be friendly but is confused and scared in a pen, so a home with a garden but without little children would suit her best, though she may be ok with other animals. Her previous owner in Edinburgh EH7 couldn't keep her any more.

Sooty the cat

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

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.

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.

In late 2014, a group of 9 cats 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 socialized. Three of this group remains with us – Calder (see our featured cat page for more on this handsome lad), Lauren and Chris.

Lauren the cat

Black and white Lauren (above) is 1 year old and was very defensive on arrival and whilst she has calmed a little, she is still a very scared wee girl and is wary of people. Tabby and white Chris (below) is 2 years old is also a timid boy, but he is a gentle cat with gorgeous big amber eyes, and he does enjoy a quiet stroke every now and then. Both cats are fine with other cats, but due to their natures they need cat-experienced owners who will show them patience. They’d prefer not to share their forever homes with young children, but would probably enjoy feline company. They will need garden access.

Chris the cat

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's a bit grumpy in the Shelter, so she's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciated a short wander round the garden of her previous home.

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.