Updated on 10 December, 2016

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
10 December, 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.

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.

Elmo the cat

Elmo is a grey tabby and white lass, aged 3 or 4, who lived with another cat in west Edinburgh. However the two didn’t get on, so she’d be best as an ‘only’ cat, as she loves attention and petting, though she’s nervous in the Shelter. A home with access to a garden would be nice for her.

Clementine the cat

A tortoiseshell female called Clementine was kept as an indoor cat in West Lothian, and hasn’t lived with kids or animals so far, so she’s a bit wary of people. However she can be petted, and at 3 and a half she’d benefit from getting outdoors. She came to LCR as her past owner went into hospital and could no longer care for her.

Susie & Chico, two lovely cats

Susie and Chico’s last owner in north west Edinburgh has died so a home together, with access outdoors, would be great for these two sisters. They’re both friendly girls, - 4 year old Chico is more outgoing than big tortie Susie, aged 5 - and they’ve lived with a small dog and may get on all right with children.

Nico the cat

Nico was left behind in a house in Midlothian when his past owner moved out, so this 2 year old black and white cat is scared in the Shelter! However cat treats help to win his affection, and he can be gently stroked. He deserves a loving owner whom he can trust, and give him the confidence to go outdoors. He might get on ok with other cats, but would be best in a home without young children.

Lizzie the cat

After the upset of the death of her Edinburgh owner, 4 year old black and white Lizzie can occasionally be a bit feisty in the Shelter, so she’d be best not homed with young kids, but she’s usually chatty and friendly, and may be ok with other animals, in a home with a garden.

Missie the catMissy came from a disabled owner in West Lothian who couldn’t manage a cat any more. She’s 3 years old, and black and white with a wee white stripe down her nose. She’s been indoors till now and has never lived with other animals, so she is rather wary in the Shelter, and needs to learn to trust again, but she was fine with kids in the past, and would benefit from a home with a garden once she gets her confidence back.

Buster the catWhen his West Lothian owner was made homeless, 4 year old Buster needed to find a new home too! He’s been only indoors and needs to learn to trust, so a home with access to a garden and no other animals or young children would be best for him. However he responds well to cat treats, and so a little patience should soon bring out his loving nature. He’s got black fur with a wee white ‘locket’ on his front.

Oscar the cat

Black and white Oscar was kept indoors in his West Lothian home, so when his owner died it was quite a shock for him to find himself in our Rescue Centre. However he responds well to cat treats, so he’s looking for a quiet home with a patient owner, and maybe older kids, and hopefully access to a garden when he gets more confident. He’s 6 years old.

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.

Plums the catPlums is a wee black 6 year old lad from the north west of Edinburgh whose past owner’s ill health means he couldn’t be looked after there any more. He’s very timid after being kept as an indoor cat, but is learning to like being stroked, and in time may get on with older children and other animals. Getting outside would be good for him when he’s more confident.

Annie the cat

Bonnie the catTwo sisters called Bonnie (right) and Annie (above) are looking for a new home together with outside access, as they were being bullied by another cat in their west Edinburgh home. However they were fine living with a Staffie dog, and get on ok with kids. Tabby Bonnie is purry and outgoing, while black and white Annie is quieter but loving. Both are 6 years old.

Sydney the cat

Sydney seems glad of a warm bed, food and a quiet pen after straying for several weeks in East Lothian. He’s a big tabby and white 5 year old who seems to get on fine with other cats and maybe with children too. A home with a garden would suit him best.

Milly the cat

1 year old Milly came from north Edinburgh when her owner was moving and couldn’t take her. Gentle Milly, black with a wee white ‘locket’, is coming round gradually. She's been indoors till now, and not used to kids. Milly could be homed with other cats, and would benefit from getting outside when settled in her new home.

Kali & Tia, two beautiful cats

When Kali’s owners moved from East Lothian, they couldn’t take her, so this girl is looking for a new home. 3 year old Kali (pictured above with Tia, already homed) is dark tortoiseshell and rather scared in a pen, though gentle and strokeable. She’d be best in a quiet home with a garden and without young kids.

Robbie the cat

Robbie, 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 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.

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.

Grant the cat

Found straying in the Granton area of Edinburgh, a big tabby cat of 5 or 6 was named Grant. He’s a bit depressed being in a pen, but responds well to strokes and treats. A home without other animals or young kids, with access outdoors, and loving owners should soon bring this lad ‘out of his shell’.

Alfie the cat

Alfie is a young pale ginger and white lad aged 1. He needs a quiet adult household, as he’s never lived with kids or animals before, and was getting frustrated being kept indoors in his past Midlothian home. He’d welcome getting outside when he’s resettled.