Updated on 31 July, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
31 July, 2015

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.

Malcolm, Perry & Morris, three lovely cats

When someone in Melrose, in the Borders felt there were just too many animals in the house to cope with, Malcolm, Perry and Morris found themselves looking for a new home, preferably where they can get outside sometimes. They have been used to children and animals, and get on fine with both, though they are all a bit shy in the Shelter, semi-longhaired black and white Morris being the most timid. Malcolm has lost the sight of one eye through an old injury, but it doesn’t seem to bother him. Their ages are Perry 2, Morris 3, and Malcolm 4.

Cally the cat

Cally is a 3 year old tabby female with a pretty orange tinge to her fur. She came to LCR from Dalry, Edinburgh, as a stray with her kittens and was very stressed after her ordeal, though she’s calmer now and can be petted when she’s eating. She’d be best in a peaceful home without young children, though she may be ok with other cats; she’d appreciate a garden too.

Felix the catFelix is a rather plump cat with a very smart black and white coat. He’s a friendly chap aged 2 and a half or 3, but his owner in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh no longer wanted him, so he’s looking for a new owner to cherish him, in a home with outside access. He’s not been used to kids or animals so far.

Jagger the cat

When Jagger’s owner in Leith moved to a flat, this good natured grey tabby and white cat with big eyes needed to get out, so at 1 and a half he’s looking for a new home. He should be fine with older kids, but has never lived with other animals so far.

Gillie the catGillie is a big tabby and white chap who was straying in the Captain’s Road area of Edinburgh for about a year before he was brought to the Shelter. At 6 years old he seems to be a ‘gentle giant’, who may get on ok with kids and animals. He does require access outdoors, once he’s settled in to his new

Magic the catBlack Magic is a big friendly mature guy of about 13 who came from Easter Road, Edinburgh, where he was kept indoors. Magic was an ‘early riser’ and was waking up his owner too soon. Perhaps if Magic could come and go out of doors he and a new owner would happily find a daily routine to suit them both! He has had no experience of children up till now, but he has lived with another cat.

GI Joe the cat

G.I. Joe is a big ginger lad with a purr like a lion. He’s usually friendly but would be best not homed with children though he may get on fine with other cats. He was straying for a few weeks in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian before he was brought to LCR so a home with outside access would suit this 7 year old cat.

Messi the cat

5 year old Messi came as a stray from Bathgate, West Lothian. He's black and semi-longhaired, and is an independent, outdoor cat who is not agressive at all but is nervous of humans, so a farm or stables type of situation might suit him best, though he may be won round with kindness - and cat treats! - in a calm household without kids under about 12. He might get on ok with other animals too.

Todd the cat

Todd is a good natured big black and white boy who came as a stray from Armadale, West Lothian. He'd probably be fine in a home with other animals, and/or older kids, as long as he had a garden to get out into sometimes.

Harry the catHarry is a talkative black and white chap who loves being petted, after being abandoned by his previous owners when they left Duddingston, Edinburgh. He's 3 years old, and would suit a home with older children and/or possibly cats, and a garden to explore.

Tam the cat

White and black Tam is a bright, sociable wee lad with a high little miaow, but his elderly past owner in Uphall, West Lothian couldn't cope with a 1 year old cat, so a new home, maybe with children and/or other cats, where he can get some outside exercise would be great for him.

James the cat

James, aged about 3 and a half, came from a farm at Crookston, Heriot, in the Borders, where he was friends with another cat called Henry, so he enjoys an outdoor life. He's a shy lad but he likes to be stroked and petted - and loves cat treats! He should get on alright with older children.

Leo the cat

Leo is a black and white lad with a wee miaow who was very scared in the Shelter, but is getting his confidence back. He is only 1 and a half, and loves attention, but can get over-excited, so needs a calm settled home with outside exercise to let off steam - he loves playfighting with his toy panda! He came from Airdrie due to allergies in the family, and has had no contact with kids or animals so far, as he's been kept indoors.

Junebug the cat

Junebug is a 10 year old white female cat from Edinburgh EH6 whose past owner is moving to rented accommodation where a cat is not permitted. She's a bit grumpy in the Shelter, so she's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciated a short wander round the garden of her previous home.

click here to see Beau, 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.

Lucy the catA sn affectionate little black and white female was found straying in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. Lucy is an affectionate 3 year old who may be fine with other cats and children. She’d benefit from having access to a garden from her new home.

Eli the cat

When 6 year old Eli came to the Shelter he was rather stressed, but now he is a purry guy who is just desperate to be petted! He’s got semi-long black fur and big golden eyes, and is fine with children, though he’s never lived with animals before. His previous owner in Leith, Edinburgh is moving to a flat and Eli, like most cats, needs to get out at times.

Chick the cat

After being unwanted in Bathgate, West Lothian, Chick is very scared in the Shelter, so this 1 year old black and white lady with a wee black nose, whose kittens have been homed, is looking to build up trust with a new loving owner, and in time get the confidence to go outdoors and perhaps meet other animals and children for the first time.

Korky the cat

Korky is a small black and white female who needs a confident, experienced owner, as she has been kept indoors till now in Blackford Glen, Edinburgh, and can be rather feisty. She has never lived with other animals, and would be best in a home without kids under 10, and with a garden. She came to the Shelter due to the illness of their owner's partner.

Ollie the catOllie is a wee ginger lad of 1 who is usually chatty and loving, but he was brought back from his first homing as he bit and scratched. He hasn't yet learned how to play gently, so he needs an experienced cat owner without kids, though perhaps with other animals, who can bring out the nice side of this young cat to the full, in a home with outside access.

Liam the cat

Liam is a big plumpish tabby chap who's a bit shy after straying for a while in Niddrie, Edinburgh, and likes to sit in his comfy nest in his outside pen, but he is fine when stroked - especially when coaxed with cat treats! He hasn't been used to kids as far as we know, and could be dominant if homed with other cats.

Millie & Maisie, two lovely catsMillie and Maisie are a sociable, friendly pair of females who may be fine with children. Milly is grey, and 6 years old, while 10 year old Maisie is black. Both would welcome getting outside sometimes. They came to the Shelter when their previous owner in Musselburgh, Midlothian became very ill.

Roxy the cat

Roxy is a chatty, purry female with a smooth black coat and a long tail who came from Hawick in the Borders when her past owner was taken into care. She's 3 and a half, and may be ok with other animals, though she's not been used to children. She was kept indoors but would benefit from getting outdoors.

Katy the cat

A 'little old lady' cat came into LCR needing a lot of TLC. Katy is 13 years old, with a delightfully affectionate temperament, but unlike usual cats she has a smooth tongue (possibly from a past injury) so her black and white semi-long fur coat needs to be brushed daily - something her past owner in Bathgate, West Lothian, who is very ill, could no longer do. She is looking for a quiet adult to give her the love and attention she deserves in her senior years, with a garden that she can toddle round and no other cats.

Lee the cat

Lee is a 1 year old black cat who was straying in Gorebridge, Midlothian for a couple of months before he was brought to the Shelter. He's usually a purry, friendly boy and has now settled down in the Shelter. However he is still needing a loving home with outdoor access, and maybe with other animals and/or children over 10 would suit him best.

Sooty the cat

Sooty came from an owner in Edinburgh who could no longer look after him. 3 year old black Sooty is a bit timid in the Shelter, so is looking for a new calm home with a caring owner, maybe with other cats and/or children over 10, who can bring back his confidence and in time allow him outdoors.

Fluffy the cat

Fluffy came in as a longterm stray from Wester Hailes, Edinburgh with fur that was anything but fluffy! She was so uncared for that some of her lovely black coat had to be shaved, though it will soon grow back to give her the Persian-cross good looks she deserves. She's timid after her ordeal, but gentle and strokeable, and may get on fine with kids over 7 and with other cats. She'd appreciate a loving new home with a garden.

Molly the cat

Molly is a black and white female of 8 and a half looking for a quiet home without other animals or children, as she was getting very stressed in her previous home in Mayfield, Midlothian. When she learns to trust again, she would probably enjoy getting out into a garden.

Bubbles the cat

Bubbles is a bright chatty female of 1 and a half with grey and white fur and a kink in her tail. Her past owner in Armadale, West Lothian, was made homeless so she's looking for a new home with outside access. She may be fine with kids, but she's not too keen on other cats.