Updated on 23 March, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
23 March, 2017

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.

Zak the cat

A tabby cat called Zak has a white bib and wee white toes, and a quiet shy nature. He hasn’t been used to children or animals so far. He’s 4 years old, and would welcome a home with outside access.

Luna the cat

Luna is a lively, chatty ‘kittenish’ cat though she’s 6 years old, so a home with a garden she could play in would be great for her. She has black fur and has lived with a female cat before though she’d perhaps be better as an ‘only’ cat. She hasn’t lived with kids up till now.

Maison the cat

Maison is a black 6 year old cat who likes to be petted, though he’s a bit shy. He has lived with a female cat, but would probably be best in a home without young children. He’d appreciate outdoors access from his new home.

Newbie the cat

Newbie came to LCR looking for a home with a safe garden to go out into occasionally. She's good-natured and gets on fine with children and with other cats. 4 year old Newbie is a tabby female.

Gandalf the cat

Grey and white Gandalf is a bit timid in a pen after straying for a year, but he’s learning to trust now, and at 3 or 4 years old deserves a loving home with outdoor access, where he may get on all right with other cats and children.

Felis & Grace, two lovely cats

A quiet, gentle pair of mature female cats called Felis and Grace would love a new home with a garden, but no dogs or young kids, where they can spend their senior years together. White and black Felis is 10 years old and tabby and white Grace is 11.

Harry the cat

Harry is a big, good natured, sociable chap with silky black fur. He’s 5 years old, and would like a new home with access to a garden. He’s not been used to kids or animals in his previous home.

Simba the cat

Simba (above) and Nala (below) are a gentle pair of cats who are a bit scared in the Shelter, so need to go together to a loving home with access outdoors, perhaps with other cats, and/or older children. Simba is a 3 year old ginger and white male, while 1 year old Nala is dark tortoiseshell female.

Nala the cat

Lexi the cat

Lexi is a 4 year old black cat with a wee white ‘locket’. He is a friendly lad who likes attention but would be best in a quiet home with a garden, but without other animals or young children, as he was a bit stressed when he came to the Shelter.

Eddie the cat

After straying for a long time, Eddie is a bit timid in the Shelter, but he likes to be stroked, and may get on fine with kids and cats in a home with outside access. He’s 4 or 5 years old, with white and black fur, big eyes and a wee pink nose.

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. He’s got a fluffy black coat with a white bib, paws and whiskers. He’d welcome a home where he could get outdoors when he’s got his confidence back.

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.

Cheech the catCheech is a quiet affectionate lad who likes strokes and cat treats. He’s a tabby and white 5 year old, who may get on all right with kids and cats, but is not so keen on dogs. He’d enjoy getting outdoors sometimes from his new home.

Tara the catA gentle wee dark tortoiseshell cat of about a year old called Tara came from a multi-cat household but is not so used to humans, so she needs a patient owner with a quiet house and garden to show her about love and trust.

Jerry the catJerry is a wee black lad of 8 months who was found at the side of a road with his brother so he’s been very scared. However he responds well to cat treats and with a patient adult owner in a loving home with a garden, and maybe another unthreatening cat, he should make a loveable pet.

Mogwar & Odin, two lovely catsMogwar and Odin are 2 four year old male cats looking for a new home together, with access to a garden but with no young children. They are an affectionate pair who both have soft black fur – Odin is the smaller lad of the two.

Pij the cat

Pij (above) and Cleo (below) are a pair of 5 year old females who have lived together till they came to the Shelter. Both are friendly but not keen on young children. Tabby Cleo is more shy than white and black Pij, but she does love having her ears stroked. They’d welcome a new home with access outdoors.

Cleo the cat

Bagheera the cat

A good-natured black cat with a tiny white ‘locket’ was named Bagheera after the black panther in the Jungle Book. He is 1 and a half years old, and would appreciate a garden for outdoor exercise. He’s not been used to kids or cats so far.

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 she’s never lived with children till now.

Bailey the catBailey is a 12 year old champagne coloured Persian Cross, who is usually good natured but can be a bit grumpy occasionally in his senior years, so he’d be best in a quiet home with a garden, and with no kids or other cats.


Scotty the cat

Big tabby Scotty is rather nervous, having been brought from his Edinburgh home after his owner had died, so this 4 or 5 year old chap needs someone with the patience and love to teach him to trust again, though in time he may get on with older children and animals and enjoy exploring outside from his new home.

Ross the cat

Ross is a bit nervous in a pen after being a stray, but he may be ok with cats and children. He’s a 3 year old white cat with black patches and a wee white ‘beard’. He’d welcome getting outdoors sometimes.