Updated on 23 July, 2014

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
23 July, 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.

Ricky the catRicky is a young black lad of about 18 months who was found straying in West Craig Crescent, west Edinburgh. He's got a white locket on his front, and likes to be stroked. He may get on fine with children and would benefit from a garden for outside exercise.


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.

Spud the cat

A large black and white male cat was straying in Gowkshill, Midlothian. The person who found him called him Spud and brought him to the Shelter, where he seems a wee bit shy, but loves having his chin tickled. He may be ok with kids and cats, in a home with access to a garden.

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.

Ruth the cat

When Ruth's owner in Dedridge, West Lothian, became ill, she could no longer be looked after so Ruth came to LCR, looking for a new owner with a garden to take her home. She's a friendly tabby and white 7 year old who likes having her ears tickled. She's never lived with children or animals so far.

Angus the cat

A large group of cats came from The Jewel in Edinburgh when they became too many for their owner.

Bruce the cat

Angus (top, aged 2), Bruce (middle, aged 3) and Hamish (below, aged 2) are all friendly, but not 'lap cats' so they would be most suited to the environment of a farm, stables, garden centre etc. where they have access to warm indoor housing and food, but are free to roam.

Hamish the cat

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.

Bertie the catBertie was a scared wee 2 year old when he came from Musselburgh, where his owner had too many cats. However now this small black lad is coming out of his shell, and likes to play. In fact he can be a bit boisterous, so would be best in a home without young kids, though he's fine with other cats. He'd certainly appreciate outside exercise at times.

Mitzy the catBlack and white Mitzy (female), who's 1, is an active & affectionate cat who's been kept indoors till now by an owner in East Calder who no longer wants her. She may get on fine with kids and cats, and would love to get out to play from her new home.

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.

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.

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.

Rufus the catRufus is a large black and white 3 year old male. He's very chatty and friendly, but doesn't seem keen on being picked up, so would be best in a home with a garden but without kids under 12, though he may get on fine with other cats. He was found as a stray in Gilmerton, Edinburgh.

Bob the cat

Bob is a laid-back affectionate black and white boy who is looking for some T.L.C. as he's been 'in the wars' a bit as a stray in The Murrays area of Edinburgh. He's 5 or 6 years old and may get on ok with children and animals, in a home with access outdoors.

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.

Crystal the catCrystal is a small black 2 year old cat whose owner could no longer look after her. She's very scared in the Shelter and needs to learn to trust again, so would be best in a tranquil home with a garden but without kids under 12, though she may be ok with other animals.


click here to see Sookie & Blakey, our special featured cats

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.

Leah the cat

The Cairn Hotel at Bathgate, West Lothian, got an unexpected guest - a cuddly, good-natured cat with soft black and white fur! Leah is 3 or 4 years old, and microchipped, but her chip is untraceable, so she's looking for a new home of her own, with a garden and perhaps with other cats and/or children.

Sid the catGrey and white Sid had a traffic accident and unfortunately had to have his front leg amputated, but this plucky, good natured 3 year old lad has coped wonderfully and still likes to get out and about. He's fine with kids, but his owner in Moredun, Edinburgh, was concerned that he might be at risk on the busy road, so a new home, preferrably without other animals, where he can get outside safely is what he needs.

Woody the kittenTabby and white Woody was born in a factory in Livingston, West Lothian, and when rescued was living in a chimney! At 14 weeks he is still afraid and not used to people though he is beginning to come round, so an experienced cat owner is called for who can teach this kitten to trust and love humans. A household with older children and calm, unthreatening animals might be fine for him, and he'd certainly welcome getting outdoors when he gets older and more confident.

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.

Nomad the cat

Nomad is a solid tabby boy with chunky cheeks who was straying in the Westerhailes area. He's a big gent and may get on ok with children and other animals. He needs outside access in his new home.

Blackie the catBlackie is a fluffy 4-year-old girl who came to us because her previous owner in Musselburgh had too many cats. She is sweet natured and likes attention, and may be ok with children, in a home with a garden.


Nami the cat

Nami (above), aged 10, and Munchie (below), aged 7, found it too much of a shock when a new baby arrived in their past household in Mortonhall, Edinburgh, so are looking for a quiet home without wee children. Both females are friendly; Nami, who is dark tortoiseshell, is the more outgoing of the two, while tabby tortie Munchie is quieter. They would appreciate getting outside at times.

Munchie the cat

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.

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

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.

Ziggy the cat

Bowie the catWhen Bowie and Ziggy's owner in The Jewel, Edinburgh had too many cats to cope with, LCR came to the rescue. Bowie, like his namesake, has eyes of 2 different colours. He's white with a black patch on his head, while his brother, Ziggy, is tabby and white. Both are 2 years old and love to get out and about. They are friendly, and may be ok with other animals, but can be a bit timid, so a home without children would be best for them.

Andy the cat

Wee Andy is a high-spirited, chatty lad of 10 months who was abandoned by his owner in Prestonpans, East Lothian. This ginger cat with a white bib and paws loves a cuddle, and will probably be fine in a home with kids, and perhaps a dog, though preferrably no other cats. He does need outside to explore sometimes.