Updated on 15 December, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
15 December, 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.

Rossi & Fern, two lovely cats

A very affectionate brother and sister called Rossi and Fern were not coping with young children in their previous indoor situation, though they got on fine with a dog, so a loving home together, with a garden and no kids under about 10 would be good for this pair. They are both 7 years old, and have black fur, but Rossi (the male) can be distinguished by the little white ‘locket’ on his front.

Ernie the cat

Ernie (above) and Wise (below) are rather scared in the Shelter so need each others’ company, but they’re friendly guys. Both lads are tabby but Wise has some white too. They’ve never lived with kids so far, and should be placed together in a home with a garden and no other pets.

Wise the cat

Yin the cat

Three 2 and a half year old cats, Yin (above), Moota and Bagheera (below), are a bit afraid, having been evicted from their past home. However they can be stroked, get on fine with other cats, and may be ok in time with kids. A garden would be good for them when they get more confident. Yin and Moota are black and white (Moota has the white face) and Bagheera, like his ‘Jungle Book’ namesake, is black.

Moota & Bagheera, two lovely cats

Sooty the cat

Sooty, Thumper, and Marley came from the same house.

Thumper the cat

The two boys, black Sooty (top) and grey and white Thumper (above), both 1 and a half, would be best homed together, but 7 and a half year old female Marley (below) might appreciate being an ‘only’ cat. They’ve never lived with children so far, but all are shy but pettable, and would appreciate access to a garden.

Marley 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.

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.

Bobby the catBobby is a friendly, energetic 3 year old lad who needs to get out and about. He has soft sleek black and white fur, is ok with other cats but is not keen on dogs, and would be best in an adult household.

Dumas the cat

Dumas, a 7 and a half year old cat with a very shiny, smooth black coat is usually friendly and loves attention, but he wasn’t happy when a baby came into his household, so a new home without young kids or other animals would be best for him. He would appreciate access to a garden though.

Poody the cat

Tabby and white Poody loves getting out and about in the Shelter grounds, and is a great favourite with the Staff, as he comes running for a ‘chat’ and a stroke when his name is called! He’s 7 years old, tolerates other cats, and is usually very friendly though not suitable for a household with kids, as he can be a bit unpredictable.

Patch the cat

Patch, straying and unwanted, is a friendly lad of 4 with grey and white patches and a wee pink nose, who may get on fine with other cats and children. Once settled in a loving home, it would be good if he had a garden to go out in sometimes.

Oscar the catOscar is 2 year old with a soft, shiny semi-long black and white coat and a black nose. He’s quiet and calm despite being brought in as a stray, and may be ok with older kids and animals.

Wendy the cat

Wendy’s past owner went into hospital so she needs a peaceful home without animals or kids, as she's a bit timid, though appreciates stroking and attention. 10 year old Wendy is black and white. An occasional wander outside would be good for her.

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.

Oscar & Olly, two lovely cats

Oscar and Olly are a quiet pair of 1 and a half year old boys looking for a home together. Though shy, they get on ok with children, and would really appreciate lots of stroking, as well as a garden to go out in. Oscar is tabby and Olly is black.

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.