Updated on 24 July, 2016

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
24 July, 2016

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.

Jess the cat

When Jess’s owner in West Lothian became homeless, this sleek black 3 year old female with a quiet, gentle nature needed to find a new home too, preferably with a garden. She likes having her ears stroked, and may get on ok with children, though she’s not used to other animals.

Sunny the cat

Sunny’s previous owner’s ill health means meant this big ginger cat was brought to LCR from West Lothian, looking for a new home with a garden. He’s 8 years old and likes to be stroked. He’s not lived with kids or animals up till now.

Phoebe the cat

Phoebe (above) and Joey (below) are a friendly pair of 8 year olds looking for a home together, with outside access, since the child where they previously lived in East Lothian was cat allergic. However they do get on fine with children and with other cats. Phoebe, the female, is white while Joey, the male, has smooth grey fur.

Joey the cat

Robbie the catRobbie, a strapping 5-year-old black and white chap, was causing quite a commotion in the Edinburgh area where he was straying! He was very unhappy when he first arrived with us, but has now had time to settle and whilst he can still be unpredictable, is much calmer. He is a chatty lad (hence the picture) and loves ham! He might get on ok with other animals, but would prefer to live in an adult-only home with patient and understanding owners. He does need access to a garden.

Tigger & Tinker, two lovely cats

Tigger and Tinker are a friendly pair of cats looking for a home together, as their past owner is moving and can’t take them. They’re 5 years old, fine with kids, and have lived with a black Labrador dog. Tigger, the more outgoing of the two, is tabby and white, while Tinker is black and white. Though they’ve been kept indoors till now, they would benefit from getting out sometimes from their new home.

Bobby the cat

1 year old Bobby is a bit nervous in the Shelter, and has not been used to kids in his previous home, but he may be ok with other animals, and he responds well to cat treats, so this black and white boy with a white stripe down his nose should settle down in a tranquil home where he can get outside when he’s more confident.

Chick the cat

After being unwanted, Chick was very scared when she first came to our Shelter in 2015, but now this 2-year-old black and white lady with a wee black nose, is far more confident, and is looking for new owners who will be patient with her and will continue to build up her trust. She gets on well with the other cats at our Shelter (she will put them in their place!), although she'd be best in a home with no young children. She needs garden access.

Kaya the cat

A chatty black cat with a wee white ‘locket’ was found as a stray in south Edinburgh and brought to the Shelter. Kaya is a 3 year old female with an affectionate nature who should get on fine with cats and children, in a home with access to a garden.

Jackson the catJackson is a big 6 year old cat with a smooth black coat, despite living as a stray for 6 months in West Lothian. He is purry and good-natured, ok with kids and maybe with animals. A home with a garden would suit him best.

Thor the cat

Thor is a calm, friendly 2 year old who may get on with animals and children. He has a smooth black coat, though his fur needs to shine again after living as a stray in West Lothian since April. He’s welcome a loving home with a garden.

Sonny the cat1 year old Sonny came from south Edinburgh, unneutered and apparently too boisterous for his owner there. However he’s a very affectionate young lad, and now he’s been neutered by LCR’s vet is if anything a wee bit nervous when handled, though he should be fine with older children. This white cat with black patches and a wee white bib needs a new start in a loving home where he can get outside to play and enjoy life again. He’s never lived with animals in the past.

Molly the 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.

Flossie the cat

A ‘little old lady’ cat was found straying in a churchyard in Midlothian and brought to LCR much in need of some T.L.C. Flossie has black and white fur and a purry friendly temperament, so may get on fine with kids over 12 and with other cats. She loves the attention of being brushed, and is looking for a loving owner with a comfortable quiet home and a garden she can toddle round in her senior years.

Wallace the catWallace is a playful, purry ginger and white boy of 10 months, but he sometimes has a mind of his own so would be best not homed with kids under about 10. He lived indoors with his original Edinburgh owners, who have gone abroad, but this lively wee lad would really benefit from a garden to play in. He was rehomed but sadly is back with us because he was bullying the other cat in the home, so a home where he can be the only cat would be best.

Junebug the cat

Junebug is a 10 year old white female cat whose past owner is moving to rented accommodation where a cat is not permitted. She was a bit grumpy when she came to the Shelter, though her sunny side has now appeared again. She's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciates a wander round the garden at the Shelter.

Lucy the catWee Lucy came to us in December 2015, when a baby was expected by her Midlothian owners. She is 6 years old and has lovely thick black fur with a wee white locket. Lucy initially struggled to adjust to life with us at the Shelter, but now she enjoys access to our grounds, her sweet and inquisitive nature is really coming to the fore. She seems to tolerate the other cats, but would probably prefer to be an only pet. She might be ok with older children.

Coco the catCoco is a good natured, affection black and white chap who came to the Shelter when his past owners in north Edinburgh separated. He is 7 years old and gets on ok with children, but has not been used to other cats so far. A home with a garden would suit him well.

Sweetheart the cat

Little 3 year old Sweetheart was found living with her kittens under a shed in East Lothian and brought to our mother and baby unit. Now her kittens have been taken care of and Sweetheart has been neutered, so this wee black and white lass who likes to be petted is looking for a new start in life with loving owners, perhaps with children and/or other cats, with whom she can enjoy a life of her own and relax outdoors at times.

Stitch the cat

A shy, gentle wee black cat came from Midlothian due to her past owner’s health problems. 7 year old Stitch likes to be petted, and should get on all right in a home with quieter kids and/or animals. She’d also appreciate a garden.

Jaemin the cat

A small black and white cat called Jaemin is a bit nervous in the Shelter, having been brought in when his owner in the Borders moved to a flat, but he’s a strokeable, sweet-natured lad. He’s 1 and a half years old and may be ok with kids and cats. A home with access outdoors when he’s more confident would be good for him.

Mika & Mixu, two lovely cats

Mika and Mixu are a quiet friendly pair of male cats looking for a home together with outside access. They came from Midlothian due to a cat allergy in the family, but both get on ok with children. Grey and white Mixu is 16 while grey Mika is 11.

Karri the cat12-year-old Karri was unhappy in her previous Midlothian home, and showed her upset by toiletting inappropriately. She has been using her litter tray without issue at our Shelter, and once settled into a quiet, adult-only home without other pets, we have confidence that she will be a great companion. She would like a garden in which to sun herself and her lovely fluffy black fur.

Angus/Snowy the cat

7-year-old Angus (a.k.a Snowy!) is a timid but friendly white lad who came to us because his Peebleshire owners work pattern meant they didn't have enough time for him. He would love to be the only pet in a home with a garden. He'd also prefer not to have to enjoy the attentions of younger children.