Updated on 20 August, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
20 August, 2017

***Whilst every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date, to avoid disappointment it is always best to check with the wardens at the Shelter in case a cat that you might wish to home has already found its forever home.***

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.

Jingles the cat

Jingles, a black and white 3 year old, was rather timid when she came to LCR but now runs out to meet visitors and is happy and lively. A home with a access outdoors would be great for her. She hasn’t been used to children so far.

Jess the cat

Jess (above) and Baby (below) want to be friends with people, but they’re scared in a pen, as they’ve been kept indoors and are not used to other animals. However they may be fine with older children once they get more confident, and would at 6 and 4 years old certainly benefit from being allowed out. Baby has a black coat, and Jess is black and white.

Baby the cat

Milo the cat

Rio the catA good-natured pair of 5 year old lads called Milo (above) and Rio (left), who get on fine with children, are looking for a home together, with access to a garden. Milo has soft grey tabby fur, and Rio is white with a tabby tail and tabby markings.

Prince the cat

Prince (above) and Onyx (below) are a placid, good-natured pair of sleek black male cats who need a new home together with access outdoors. They’ve been used to children in the past, but not to other cats so far. Prince is 8 years old and his pal Onyx is 3.

Onyx the cat

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.

Smudge the cat

Smudge is a quiet friendly 17 year old, but she can occasionally be a ‘grumpy old lady’ especially with other cats, so would be best in a home without young kids. She might like to get outside sometimes. She’s tortoiseshell with a white chin and bib.

Scotty the cat

Big tabby Scotty was rather nervous, having been brought from his Edinburgh home after his owner had died, but now he’s allowed outdoors this 4 or 5 year old chap is learning to love and trust humans and cats again, though he’d be best in a home without kids under 12.

Annie the cat

Annie is a chatty white and black female aged 5. She’s not lived with kids before, and can be a bit temperamental at times, so an adult home with access outdoors would be best for her.

Zoltan the cat

Zoltan is a pale ginger and white 1 year old boy with golden eyes who is a bit scared in the Shelter after straying for a couple of weeks, so he’d be best in a household without other animals or young children. However he responds well to being petted, and should settle down soon in a loving home with outside access.

Rose the cat

A wee good-natured, purry cat called Rose seems to get on fine with children. She has soft black fur with a white bib, chin and paws and a big fluffy tail. She’d appreciate a loving home with access outdoors, but without other animals.

Oreo, 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.

Liam the cat

Liam is a very chubby tabby 5 year old cat. He is friendly and strokeable with people but is not too keen on other cats and hates dogs! He’s a bit arthritic as he’s recovering from an old injury (and carrying a bit of weight?!) so a home without kids under about 12 where he can get some outside exercise would suit him fine.

Hendrix the cat

Hendrix is a talkative black and white 4 year old who loves cat treats, but he’s a bit scared being in a pen. He may get on ok with other cats and children, and would certainly appreciate having a garden to explore from his new home.

Alfie the cat

Alfie is a chatty, purry guy who’s been used to dogs and chickens and horses, and likes to get outdoors, but he’d be best in a home without young children. He’s 7 years old with white and black fur.

Indiana the cat

Indiana (above) and Jinxy (below), like Alfie, came from a home with dogs and chickens and horses, but these two senior ladies should be homed together, with outside access, but no young kids. Indiana is 10 years old with an affectionate nature and soft black fur, while 11 year old Jinxy is a plump, purry tabby.

Jinxy the cat

George the cat

George is a good natured black and white 5 year old chap who was found straying in a garage. He loves cat treats and may get on ok with kids and cats. He’d welcome getting outdoors at times.

Molly the cat

Molly arrived with us in February 2015 and is a black and white female of 11 looking for a quiet home without other animals or children, as she was getting very stressed in her previous home. She is a friendly girl, although she will let you know when she's had enough! She will need garden access.

Kat the cat

A cat with soft semi-long black fur and a little white ‘bib’ called Kat was very frightened of dogs when she came to LCR, and hasn’t been used to children so far, so a quiet home with a garden would suit her best. She is 4 years old and loves to be stroked.

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.

Buster the cat

Buster (above) and Lucky (below) are a shy, gentle pair who like to be stroked, but would be best in a home without young kids or other animals, and with a garden to go out into. They are both females. Buster is black, and aged 6, while 2 year old Lucky has dark tortoiseshell fur.

Lucky the cat

Amy the cat

Amy is a 5 year old tabby and tortoiseshell female who likes to be stroked and may be all right with kids. A home with a garden would be good for her.