Updated on 13 December, 2014

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
13 December, 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.

Foxy & Bella, two lovely cats

Foxy and Bella are a close pair of females who lived indoors together in the Calders area of Edinburgh, but should get outside when they have confidence. They are quiet and gentle and friendly, and will probably be fine with kids over 12. They're used to cats, but not dogs. Tabby 3 year old Foxy is very protective of wee 1 year old black Bella (seen here with a collar to stop her pulling out her stitches after neutering).

Sahara the catSahara is a little lilac tortoiseshell female found as a stray with her kittens in the Saughton area of Edinburgh. She's 1 or 2 years old, and is an affectionate wee soul who should get on ok with children and animals. A loving home with a garden would suit her best.

Charlie the cat

Ginger and white Charlie came in as a stray from the Clermiston area of Edinburgh. He's 5 years old, and is very scared and depressed in a pen, though not at all aggressive, so would welcome someone without young kids, though maybe with other animals, who will patiently let him learn to trust again. A garden to get out in would be good when he's got his confidence back.

Milo the cat

Milo is a mature friendly 10 year old chap who gets on fine with other cats, and will probably be fine with older children too. He has grey and white fur, and came as a stray from Howden, West Lothian, so would welcome a home where he could get outside sometimes.

Jay Jay the cat

Jay Jay is a quiet, gentle female with ginger fur and a white bib and paws. She's 7 or 8 years old. Her past owner in Musselburgh, East Lothian, is going into care, and she's not been used to kids or animals so far so might be best in an adult household, preferably with a garden.

Sookie & Blakey, two lovely cats

7-year-old Sookie and 4-year-old Blakey make such a gorgeous pair. They were rehomed, but after many months have sadly found themselves back with us because Blakey had become unsettled and unhappy. They are a gentle pair who we're reliably informed can have their mad moments chasing each other about like wee kittens. They certainly love each other very much and need a quiet together-forever home and they would like to be able to go outside once settled.

Ronnie the cat

Ronnie's a shy chap of 3 or 4 whose owner got into trouble with neighbours in Tranent due to Ronnie's 'gardening activities'! He loves having his head stroked, and should get on fine with children over 12 and maybe with a quiet wee dog, but he'd be best in a home without other cats. And could he have a garden again, please?

Jess the catWee Jess is a 3 year-old dark tortie lady who was found straying in East Lothian.. A lady took her in but she wasn't seeing eye-to-eye with her existing cat and dog. She was rather stressed on arrival, but now neutered she is much calmer and is ready to find her new home. She is playful and likes attention but doesn't like to stand still for a photo! And she will let you know when she has had enough attention. As such, a home without small children, with a garden, and where she can be the only pet, would suit her best.

Felix the catFelix is a timid but friendly 4 year old boy who was rehomed by LCR , but was returned to us because he was spending more time outside than his owners were comfortable with. He does like human company, but is an independent soul and would probably prefer a quieter, adult only home - the business of the Shelter seems to upset him. He will need a garden in his new home.

Sierra the cat

Sierra, a tabby lady, came to us because her Mayfield owner is moving overseas. She came in with Tansey, but Tansey has now found her forever home. Sierra is friendly on her terms, but really does not like other cats and so needs to be an only animal in her new home. Now that she has the pen to herself we hope she will begin to relax a bit more. She would also prefer a home without children so that she can enjoy all the attention! She knows how to use a cat flap and would like to be able to get outdoors in her new home.

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.

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.

Buffy the cat

Shadow the catShadow and Buffy are a 2 year old pair from Aberlady, East Lothian, who are looking for a new home together after their past owner moved. They've lived indoors and are not used to animals, but they should be ok with children over about 12, and would benefit from getting out and about. Shadow is a black and white female, and Buffy is a black male.

click here to see Jacko, 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.

Jess the cat

Jess came from a home in Tranent, East Lothian due to the owner's wife's cat allergy. Jess is shy but gentle, and fine as a family cat. She is black and white, and 1 and a half years old. Like most cats she needs outside exercise at times.

Simba & Nala, two lovely catsSimba and Nala came together from a house in Loanhead, East Lothian. Simba is a very friendly, playful wee black lad of 10 months, while 4 year old tabby and white Nala is a quieter gentle soul. Both get on fine with kids and animals, and would appreciate access to a garden from their new home.

Sierra the cat

Sierra came to LCR because her past owner is moving abroad. She's a 3 year old tabby and white female, who is friendly and playful, but but she's a '1 person cat' so would be best with a new owner without other animals or children, but with a garden she can explore sometimes.

Flo the catFlo is a fluffy ginger and white 2 year old from Falkirk, whose previous owner has gone into hospital. She's usually very friendly and loves attention but can be a bit grumpy sometimes and is rather very possessive of her bed, so she'd be best in a home without kids, though she may be ok with other cats. She's been indoors till now, but would benefit from getting outside from her new home.

Jinx the cat

Jinx, a wee black female of 3, just loves to be cuddled, but was getting very stressed in her past home in Penicuik, Midlothian, so is looking for a new peaceful loving home. She'd welcome a garden to go out into, and may get on all right with children and animals.

Watson the catA calm, friendly male cat with soft black and white fur was hanging round the Broomhouse area of Edinburgh before he was brought to the Shelter. Watson is about 1 year old, and may be ok with animals and children. He would welcome getting out when he's settled in his new home.



Scooby the cat

Scoobie (above) came to LCR all the way from Stranraer when Wigtonshire Animal Shelter was closing down due to the owner's ill health. He is a friendly but independent 5 year old chap - white and black with a wee black spot on his nose who has never lived with children or animals so far.

Cleo the cat

Cleo (above) is one of the same group of cats from the Wigtonshire Animal Shelter. She's a purry black cat of 6 or 7 who loves to be stroked, though she can be a bit grumpy at times, so would be best homed in a household with a garden but without young children. She seems to get on fine with other cats.

*** These cats could be homed separately, but would appreciate access to a garden from their new house. ***

Pat the cat

Pat is a female of about 12. She would be best in a home without kids, but is all right with other cats. Black Pat's owner in Lasswade couldn't cope when she got very overweight (losing a kilo or two would do her good!) and she would benefit from outside exercise at times.

Misty the cat

Misty is a very chatty, friendly dark tortoiseshell female, whose owner in Corstorphine, Edinburgh wouldn't let her into the house, despite her being 10 years old or more! A home without children or animals, but with a garden would suit this mature lass best.

Shadow the catA wee black cat with semi-long fur, appropriately called Shadow, came from Wester Hailes, Edinburgh when her owner could no longer keep her. She's 5 or 6 years old and has been indoors till now (though she'd benefit from being allowed out sometimes) and she can be a wee bit grumpy, especially with other cats, though she loves having a chat and a head rub.

Sammie & Terrie, two rescue cats

Sometimes LCR rescues cats born outside that may never make 'lap cats'. Sammie and Terrie (above), 2 tabbies from Granton, are like that, and would be best living in a garden centre, farm, stables or other outside situation, though at only 5 months they may learn to trust humans gradually.

Sasha the cat

A friendly 6 year old black female cat came from Edinburgh to the Shelter as her owner's child was allergic to cats. Sasha likes to be stroked, but is not keen to be picked up at the moment, so should be fine with kids over about 12. She'd be best as an 'only cat', and would appreciate a garden to go out in.

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.