Updated on 25 August, 2016

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
25 August, 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.

Eric the catEric’s scratched nose shows he must have come off worst in fights while straying for a long time in Midlothian. However his white coat with grey markings is looking better already since he came to the Shelter, and he has a very affectionate gentle nature, so is looking for a home with outside access, possibly with older children, and lots of T.L.C.! He’s 3 or 4 years old. Though he has now been neutered, he’d be best in a house without other cats.

Alfie & Patch, two lovely cats

When their past owner in Midlothian could no longer afford to look after them a pair of 2 year old cats called Alfie ad Patch had to come to LCR for rehoming together. They’re shy lads but both enjoy having their ears stroked, and may get on all right with kids and cats. Though they were indoor cats before, these youngsters would really benefit from access to a garden. Alfie is black with less white, while Patch lives up to his name with black patches on his white fur.

Daz the catDaz is a black and white cat with a wee black ‘moustache’ who is really friendly and loves cat treats, and may be all right with other animals and children. He’d be glad of access outside from his new home.

Kitkat the cat

KitKat is a 14 year old lilac tortoiseshell from West Lothian who has come to the Shelter on the death of her owner. She’s a quiet, gentle cat who likes to be stroked, and has lived fine with other cats, but she’s a bit shy and not used to kids, so an adult household would be nice for her senior years, preferably with a garden she could sit in.

Stitch the cat

A big black and white cat called Stitch was straying for a few years in Midlothian, but despite that he really enjoys human company, loves having his ears tickled, and might get on all right with older children and/or animals. He’d appreciate outdoor access from his new home once he’s settled in.

Jackson the cat

Jackson is a big laidback chap with semi-long chocolate black fur who was found straying in north west Edinburgh. He’s 3 years old, may get on all right with children and other cats, and would appreciate access outdoors from his new home.

Danny the cat

Daisy the catDanny (above) and Daisy (right) are a 9 year old brother and sister looking for a home together, due to the illness of their previous owner in West Lothian. Daisy, whose fur is mixed smoky shades, is more out-going and vocal, while grey coated Danny is quieter and shyer. They’ve not been used to kids so far, but have lived with a dog. A home with a garden would be good for them.

Cleo & Dandie, two lovely cats

Cleo (above,left) and Dandie (above, right) are two sleek cats looking for a new home together after the death of their owner in West Lothian. Cleo, aged 4, is black and white, good-natured and outgoing, and 2 year old Dandie, while friendly too can be a bit protective of his ‘territory’ so they’d be best not homed with kids under about 10. Both would welcome a home where they can get outdoors sometimes.

Pusspuss the cat

A quiet, good-natured black and white mature cat turned up in a lady’s garden in south Edinburgh and wouldn’t leave. She was found to be hyperthyroid, but is fine on medication, so this amiable female, aged 10+ and now named PussPuss, is looking for a comfortable loving home without other cats, but maybe with older kids. A garden of her own to relax in would be nice for her too.

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.

Tigger & Tinker, two lovely cats

Tigger and Tinker are a friendly pair of cats looking for a home together, as their past owner is moving and can’t take them. They’re 5 years old, fine with kids, and have lived with a black Labrador dog. Tigger, the more outgoing of the two, is tabby and white, while Tinker is black and white. Though they’ve been kept indoors till now, they would benefit from getting out sometimes from their new home.

Bobby the cat

1 year old Bobby is a bit nervous in the Shelter, and has not been used to kids in his previous home, but he may be ok with other animals, and he responds well to cat treats, so this black and white boy with a white stripe down his nose should settle down in a tranquil home where he can get outside when he’s more confident.

Chick the cat

After being unwanted, Chick was very scared when she first came to our Shelter in 2015, but now this 2-year-old black and white lady with a wee black nose, is far more confident, and is looking for new owners who will be patient with her and will continue to build up her trust. She gets on well with the other cats at our Shelter (she will put them in their place!), although she'd be best in a home with no young children. She needs garden access.

Jackson the catJackson is a big 6 year old cat with a smooth black coat, despite living as a stray for 6 months in West Lothian. He is purry and good-natured, ok with kids and maybe with animals. A home with a garden would suit him best.

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.

Mixie the cat

Angel (below) and Mixie (above) are a bit timid in the Shelter having been kept indoors by their past Edinburgh owner, who is now in hospital, but they’re now beginning to respond well to stroking and cat treats. A home together, maybe with other cats and/or older children and a garden when they’re more confident, would be really good for this pair of females. 2 year old Angel is black and white, and 3 year old Mixie is grey and white.

Angel the cat

Stripes the catStripes is a calm, gentle black 5 year old who didn’t get on with another cat when he was kept indoors in west Edinburgh. However he’s fine with kids over 5 and would benefit from a garden to get out into

Cosmo the cat

A pair of 2 and a half year old brothers called Cosmo (above) and Astro (below) need to find a new home together since their Edinburgh owners’ break up. Cosmo is white and black, and Astro is white and ginger. They are a bit shy in a pen, but are affectionate lads who have been used to kids over 6 and to a dog, so a family home with a garden would be great for them.

Astro the cat

Wee Jimmy the cat

Wee Jimmy was straying in Midlothian when he was found and brought to LCR. He’s aged 1 or 2 with a sleek black coat. He’s nervous just now, but wants to be friends, so a family with kids over about 10 and a garden would suit him fine, though he’s not keen on other cats.

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.

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’.

Tabitha the cat

Tabitha is a tabby and white old girl of 16 with a very friendly nature who loves a lap to sit on, and would be happy continuing as an indoor cat since her previous Edinburgh owner has gone to hospital. She’s very healthy for her age, apart from some arthritis. She’s not keen on other cats though.

Buttons the catA purry bright wee black and white lad of 1 or 2 called Buttons was straying in West Lothian and brought to LCR. He seems to get on ok with another cat in the Shelter and he’d certainly welcome a new family home, maybe with children, and a garden to explore.

Junebug the cat

Junebug is a 10 year old white female cat whose past owner is moving to rented accommodation where a cat is not permitted. She was a bit grumpy when she came to the Shelter, though her sunny side has now appeared again. She's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciates a wander round the garden at the Shelter.

Lucy the catWee Lucy came to us in December 2015, when a baby was expected by her Midlothian owners. She is 6 years old and has lovely thick black fur with a wee white locket. Lucy initially struggled to adjust to life with us at the Shelter, but now she enjoys access to our grounds, her sweet and inquisitive nature is really coming to the fore. She seems to tolerate the other cats, but would probably prefer to be an only pet. She might be ok with older children.

Coco the catCoco is a good natured, affection black and white chap who came to the Shelter when his past owners in north Edinburgh separated. He is 7 years old and gets on ok with children, but has not been used to other cats so far. A home with a garden would suit him well.

Karri the cat12-year-old Karri was unhappy in her previous Midlothian home, and showed her upset by toiletting inappropriately. She has been using her litter tray without issue at our Shelter, and once settled into a quiet, adult-only home without other pets, we have confidence that she will be a great companion. She would like a garden in which to sun herself and her lovely fluffy black fur.

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.

Angus/Snowy the cat

7-year-old Angus (a.k.a Snowy!) is a timid but friendly white lad who came to us because his Peebleshire owners work pattern meant they didn't have enough time for him. He would love to be the only pet in a home with a garden. He'd also prefer not to have to enjoy the attentions of younger children.