Updated on 18 October, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
18 October, 2017

***Whilst every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date, to avoid disappointment it is always best to check with the wardens at the Shelter in case a cat that you might wish to home has already found its forever home.***

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.

Oscar the cat

Oscar is a black cat of 3 or 4 who is scared in the Shelter at the moment. However he is learning to trust people again, and responds well to cat treats, so a loving home without children but with outside access would suit him well. He may get on ok with other cats.

Taylor the catA pale ginger and white boy called Taylor is very friendly, but on his own terms after living as a stray, so hed be best homed without kids, though he may be ok with other cats. At 3 or 4 years old he would love a garden to explore from is new home.

Cherry the cat

Cherry is a 2 year old lad who, after living as a stray, is a bit uncertain of people but he really wants to be friends, and might get on all right with children and animals in a home where he can get outdoors sometimes. He has soft black fur with a white muzzle, whiskers and paws.

Rudi the cat

A 6 year old brother and sister called Rudi (above) and Jaya (below) need a home together. Theyre both tabby striped and are gentle and affectionate, and ok with older kids; theyve never lived with a dog up till now. They would both appreciate getting out into a garden from their new home.

Jaya the cat

Bran the cat

Grey and white Bran is tranquil and friendly, but after straying for a long time hed be best homed without other animals or young children, but in a home where he can get out sometimes. Hes 5 years old.

Selina the cat

An affectionate tortoiseshell and white cat called Selina came to LCR unwanted with kittens. Now neutered by LCRs vet, she needs a loving home of her own where she can enjoy getting outdoors at times. Shes 2 years old.

Charlie the cat

Charlie has ginger fur with a white bib and paws. Hes a 9 year old chap who likes a conversation, and is usually friendly, so should be ok with kids over about 12, but with no other cats. A home with a garden would be great for him.

Wylie the cat

Wylie is a shy lad, after being found as a stray by the SSPCA and eventually brought to Lothian Cat Rescue, but at 3 years old he responds well to cat treats and strokes, and in a quiet setting he may be all right with older children and with other cats. Hes got a fluffy black coat with a white bib, paws and whiskers. Hed welcome a home where he could get outdoors when hes got his confidence back.

Elvis the cat

An affectionate, laid back 2 year old lad with sleek black and white fur called Elvis was being bullied by another cat in his previous home, so hed be best in a house no other animals, though he should get on ok with older children. Hed welcome getting outside at times.

Oreo, 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.

Milo the cat

2 wee boys, Milo (above) and Toby (below), aged 5 months, are timid having come to the Shelter on the death of their owner, but they both respond well to patient, gentle stroking and cat treats, so should settle well together in a home with a garden. Milo is grey and white and his brother Toby is black and white.

Toby the cat

Boppity the catBlack and white Boppity came from a multi-cat household where she was kept indoors, so she gets on fine with other cats, but has never lived with children so far. A patient new owner and a calm home and garden would suit her best.

Mr Moggy the cat

Mr Moggie is a bit worried being in a pen, now his past owner can no longer look after him, but hes a gentle soul and really wants to be friends. Hes 3 years old with black and white fur and a white streak down his nose. A home without other animals or children where he can get outdoors sometimes would suit him.

Harry the cat

3 year old Harry is a big friendly lad with black and white fur and an independent streak, who just loves getting out and about in the grounds of the Lothian Cat Rescue. He should get on ok with kids over about 12, and perhaps with other animals.

Chick the cat

3 year old Chick is a fluffy plumpish white and black female who is a bit shy, but likes to be petted. She enjoys getting out and about and gets on fine with other cats though shes never lived with children till now.

Roxy the cat

Roxy is a 9 year old little lilac tortoiseshell with a white bib and paws, whos a bit unsettled in the Shelter after being afraid of a new dog in her past household, so shes looking for a calm owner she can learn to trust, without other animals or children. Access to a garden would be good for her too.

Molly the cat

Molly arrived with us in February 2015 and is a black and white female of 11 looking for a quiet home without other animals or children, as she was getting very stressed in her previous home. She is a friendly girl, although she will let you know when she's had enough! She will need garden access.

Scotty the cat

Big tabby Scotty was rather nervous, having been brought from his Edinburgh home after his owner had died, but now hes allowed outdoors this 4 or 5 year old chap is learning to love and trust humans and cats again, though hed be best in a home without kids under 12.