Updated on 30 March, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
30 March, 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.

Oscar, Felix & Destiny, three lovely cats

Oscar, Felix and Destiny lived together in a house in the country near Biggar, South Lanarkshire. They are a friendly, purry laid back trio who all seem very fond of each other, so ideally a country home together would be great for them, if this were possible. Semi-longhaired ginger Felix and ginger and white Destiny are 10 year old females while tabby and and white Oscar is a 6 year old male. They've lived with a dog, and should be ok with children, though preferably not little kids. Their past owner is moving to a home where cats aren't allowed.

Jess the catJess is a little 12 year old black and white female whose previous owners in West Calder couldn't take her when they moved. She's a really affectionate lass who gets on fine with kids and has lived with another female cat and would really welcome a comfy, loving home with access outside to spend her senior years.


Nicole the cat

Nicole is a wee dark tortoiseshell female of 1 and a half, but unfortunately her past owner in Easthouses, Midlothian has died. She's an affectionate wee soul but was bullied by the other cat in her past home, and is a bit skittish at times, so a home with a garden but with no other cats or kids under about 7 would suit her best.

Fifi the catFifi belonged to an elderly lady in Mill Brae, Edinburgh who has now unfortunately gone into care, so at 10 years old Fifi is now in need of a quiet home without dogs or kids under 10, but with outside access, where she can relax in her senior years. She's 3 coloured tortoiseshell, and is really friendly when she gets to know people.

Milly & Pepper, two lovely cats

When their owner in Musselburgh was taken into care, Milly and Pepper came to the Shelter needing a new home. Tabby Milly is 6 and a half, and semi-longhaired black Pepper is 4 and a half. Both female and male are shy, but like to be stroked, and would benefit from access outdoors. They have not lived with kids or animals up till now.

Cleo the cat

6-year-old Cleo is stunning ragdoll/silver tabby cross, who came to us because she wasn't enjoying living with a child in her previous home in Leith. She can be friendly on her own terms, but is also unpredictable and so needs a cat-experienced owner who will be patient with her. She needs a quiet, adult-only home and would prefer to be an only animal. Whilst she has been indoors until now, she would benefit from getting out and about once settled.

Tom the cat

3 year old Tom was a stray for a long time in Dunbar, East Lothian, so he finds life in the Shelter rather scarey. However cat treats work wonders to persuade him to be stroked, so he's looking for a patient owner, maybe with older children and/or other cats, who can let this tabby lad trust again. He'd need to get outside at times.

Clementine the cat

Clementine is a shy, quiet dark tortoiseshell female with a loveable nature. She's 1 and a half, and was found straying in Dedridge, West Lothian. She may be fine with older children and cats, and a garden to get out into would be great for her.

Chloe the cat

Chloe, a tortoiseshell and white 6 year old female, came from Easthouses, Midlothian, as she wasn't getting on with the dog and cats in the house. She's a timid lass, so would be best in a quiet home without other pets, but she's friendly and purry when she learns to trust someone. She's rather plump, so outside exercise and a regulated diet would do her good.

Tigger the catA 6 year old tabby female called Tigger came from Uphall, West Lothian as she got a bit grumpy when her owner had a baby. However her friendly side soon comes out when cat treats are produced! She'd be best in an adult household without other animals where she can get all the attention, and with a garden to go out into.


Jack the cat

Black and white Jack came from Falkirk, West Lothian, as he didn't get on with the female cat in his house there. He's scared in the Shelter as he's been kept indoors till now, but he's strokeable and so would be best in a quiet home, perhaps with children over 12, and access to a garden when he gains his confidence. He's 4 years old.

click here to see Brian, 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.

Bibo the cat

A little cat called Bibo was unwanted by his owner in Livingston and given to someone who didn't want him either, so this little semi-longhaired black lad, aged 1, deserves a new loving home. He's good-natured, though a bit nervous in the Shelter as he's been kept indoors and hasn't mixed with children or animals so far. However, with confidence, he should appreciate exploring outdoors.

Micky the cat

Micky is a quiet lad with a wee miaow who loves to be petted. He's 1 and a half, with semi-long white and black fur, and was found straying in Colinton, Edinburgh. He may be fine with other cats and kids, and would appreciate a new home where he can get out and about sometimes.

Iris the cat

A dark tortoiseshell female aged 1 or 2 was found straying in the Klondyke Garden Centre so was named Iris. She is very timid at the moment so needs a patient owner without young kids who can build up her confidence so that soon she's happy to socialise freely and enjoy a garden of her own.

Felix the cat

Tabby lad Felix has only 3 legs, having had to have one of his front ones amputated after being caught in a snare! However this doesn't stop him being able to climb and jump, and he should be allowed outside when he's used to his new home. He was a bit nervous in a pen at first, but now he's coming out of his shell, and enjoys being stroked. He should be fine with kids over 12, though he's had no contact with dogs. His past owner in Newtongrange is moving and unfortunately couldn't take Felix, who is 5 years old.

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.

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.

George the cat

Ginger and white George is a bit shy in the Shelter, but he's a chatty, good-natured lad of 1 and a half who may get on fine with other cats and children. He had been straying for some time in the Saughton area of Edinburgh when he was brought to LCR. He'd welcome outside exercise when he's settled into his new home.

A group of 9 cats, all aged between 1 and 3, were rescued from a house at Edinburgh's Jewel, where their previous owner could not care for them. The cats arrived in late 2014 and showed little sign of having been socialised, and since then we have been working with them to try and gain their trust, and get to know them as individuals. They are all fine with other cats, but due to their timid natures would all prefer cat-expereinced owners who will show them patience, and they'd prefer not to share their forever homes with young children. They will need garden access.

From the photo you can see we've grouped the cats into four different pens to allow us to work with them and make sure they are comfortable.

Calder the cat

In pen 1 is soft-furred black Calder - the calmest and most trusting of the group.

Ian, Sawyer & Andy - three lovely cats

In pen 2 are Ian, Sawyer and Andy - three more boys who are showing good progress and are very amenable if bribed with some ham! **Sawyer has now been homed.**

Rory, Maggie & Chris - three lovely cats

Pen 3 contains black and white Rory and the tabby & white duo of Maggie and Chris. Rory is a forthright but flighty boy, and Maggie and Chris remain very guarded.

Lauren & Sarah, two lovely cats

Pen 4 contains black & white Lauren and wee tabby Sarah. These two girls are the most stressed of the group and are still very afraid in our Shelter, but they are showing signs of improvement as time passes.