Updated on 18 October, 2014

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
18 October, 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.

Chancer the catChancer is a big tabby male, aged 7 or 8, with the chunky 'hamster' cheeks, but despite being a stray for about a year in Musselburgh he has a great temperament and adores to be stroked and tickled, so should be fine with older children and/or a younger cat. He would need to get outside at times from his new home.

Molly the cat

Molly is a shy, gentle tabby and white 5 year old female, whose past owner is ill and can't look after her any more. She's not lived with animals, and would be best in a quiet adult household where she can have access to a garden.

Princess & Rosie, two lovely cats

4 year old Princess and Rosie, aged 2, came from Livingston due to a cat allergic child in the family. They're a very friendly pair, and may get on fine with children and other animals in a house with a garden. They both have soft tabby fur and big round eyes.

Tai the cat

Tia the catTia (right) and Tai (above) came from an owner in Bathgate who had too many animals, and have been indoors till now (though they'd benefit from getting out when they gain their confidence) so they're scared in the Shelter. However they like to be stroked and are fine with children and animals. Tia is 2 and a half, and black and white, and Tai, aged 1 and a half, is grey and white.

Romeo the cat

4 year old tabby Romeo was found straying on a coal bing at Bilston Glen, Midlothian, but now his paws, bib and nose are clean and white again and he's looking for a new loving home where he can get outdoors sometimes. He's a friendly lad and may be ok with kids and animals, but at the moment he's a bit cautious, so needs a gentle introduction.

Taz & Casper, two beautiful cats

A shy but friendly pair of 2 year old boys called Taz and Casper came to LCR when their owner in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh could no longer look after them. They'd be best in a home without young kids, and have no experience of dogs as they've been indoors so far - they would benefit from getting outside when they're settled. However they get on fine with other cats. Taz is black and white and semi longhaired, while Casper is white with some black and a wee black nose. These lads are a very close pair and must stay together. They both love to be stroked.

Sula the catA 3 year old cat called Sula came to LCR when she was found having had kittens in a garden shed in Blackburn, West Lothian. Now this affectionate black and white girl, who likes cuddles, has been neutered, and is looking for a loving home of her own, preferably with a garden, and possibly with other animals and/or children.

Willow the cat

Willow is a tabby and white boy of 4 who is looking for a patient, understanding, female owner without kids or other animals, as he's very stressed at the moment, after having to cope with a new baby in an indoor situation in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. As he's not been allowed out so far, a safe garden would be great for him when he gets his confidence back.

Puss the cat

Puss is a one-and-a-half- year-old dark tortie girl who came to us because her previous owner in Hyvots, Edinburgh had health problems and could no longer care for her. She is an inquisitive and friendly girl with a great fluffy tail! She may be ok with children and also with other animals. She would like a garden in her new home.

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 that 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.

Cinders the cat

Cinders is a semi-longhaired black and white cat who was found straying with her kittens in the Slateford Road part of Edinburgh. She is a friendly cat who may get on fine with other cats and with children. Her kittens are now gone for homing, and 2 year old Cinders (now neutered by LCR) is ready for a forever home of her own where she can venture outdoors sometimes.

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.

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.

click here to see Robyn, 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.

Sonic & Tails, two lovely cats

An owner in Newington left 2 cats with a friend in Gorebridge, then decided they weren't wanted back, so Sonic and Tails, an affectionate pair of 1 year old tabby lads, need a new home. They're fine with children, and have lived with a collie dog. Sonic seems to be a 'stay at home' boy at the moment, though both should have outside access from their new home.

Nala the cat

Scran the catSilky black Nala (above) and dark tortoiseshell Scran (right) came to LCR when their owner in Bathgate, West Lothian, moved to a home where cats are not allowed. They're a quiet friendly pair of 1 year old girls who have lived with 3 young kids, though not with other animals so far. They'd appreciate a garden in their new home.

Carmen the cat

A purry, affectionate pair of 6 year old black and white females called Carmen (above) and Sophia (below) came from Clermiston, Edinburgh. They get on fine with kids, though they've never lived with animals up till now, but one child was allergic, so these two need a new loving family, preferably with a garden they can explore.

Sophia the cat

Olly the cat

Olly is a timid wee lad of 1, but he can be picked up and stroked, has lived with another cat and is ok with kids. He came from Granton, Edinburgh, when his past owner could no longer look after him. He has soft black fur

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, and Frankie (below) and Daisy (below Frankie), a grey tabby and a lilac tortoiseshell from Elphinston, 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.

Frankie the cat

Daisy the cat

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.

Jake the cat

You'd never guess that big, strong and solid Jake is 15 years old! This good natured black and white boy finds himself with us because his previous owner from Penicuik has moved overseas and couldn't take Jake too. He is a friendly lad who enjoys a stroke, but is really just looking for a nice quiet adult-only home to snuggle up in this Winter. He would like a garden to lounge in on sunny days, and having never lived with other animals would probably like to be the only pet in his retirement.

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.

Tigro the cat

Smudge the cat6-year-old Smudge (tortie and white, right) and 3-year-old Tigro (ginger and white, above) come from Dalkeith and are with us after their owner died and the person who took them in was made homeless. Both girls are friendly and sociable, and they love each other very much so must remain as a pair. They would like a garden to explore in their new home.


Patch the cat

Patch is a 10-year-old black and white girl who came to us after straying in the East Craigs area. She is not particularly enjoying being at the Shelter and is a wee bit stressed, and so Patch will need a cat-savvy owner who is prepared to be patient and let her find her feet in her own time. Patch may be ok with other cats, but would prefer a quieter household without young children. She would like access to a garden.

Tessa the cat1-year-old Tessa finds herself with us because her previous East Calder owner is moving abroad and can't take Tessa too. She's a semi-long haired black lass with a wee white bib, who is a bit confused about why she has been uprooted from somewhere she felt safe and she will need a patient owner to help rebuild her trust. She has lived happily with other cats, but we feel a child-free home with a garden would suit her best.