Updated on 27 April, 2016

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
27 April, 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.

Milo the cat

Milo is a small ginger lad of 1 with golden eyes who has lived with another cat, and is fine with kids. He’s lively and purry and should make a great family pet, but his past owner in West Lothian gave him up due to her pregnancy. As a young active cat he’d appreciate a garden to play in.

Boris the cat

A very talkative, purry 2 to 3 year old cat called Boris with black and white patches on his fur came from Midlothian, where he’d been found as a stray. At the moment, after the big change in his circumstances, he needs to calm down a bit as he’s so anxious to make friends, but when settled he may get on fine with older children and other animals. He’d welcome outside access from his new home.

Lulu the cat

Lulu is a good-natured mature tabby female with a white chin and bib, who loves to be stroked. She came to LCR as she’d been staying out of her house in Midlothian due to two new dogs in the family, so a home without dogs is what this 13 year old lady needs, though she might tolerate other cats, and should be fine with older children. A garden would also be nice for her to wander in.

Gizzy the cat

Gizzy is chatty and purry and loves company but her previous owner in south Edinburgh died, so at 10 years old this black and white female is looking for attentive owners without other animals but maybe with children, and a new home with outside access.

Square the cat

A 2 year old tabby with semi-long fur, called Square, needs a calm home without young kids, as he’s rather scared being in a pen after being kept indoors till now in south Edinburgh, and being no longer wanted. However he loves being brushed and may get on ok with other animals. He will need out at times.

Jackson the catJackson is 3 years old. He was found straying in west Edinburgh, and is a purry, friendly lad who likes having his silky black and white fur stroked. A home, maybe with other animals and/or children would suit him well, particularly if he has access to a garden.

Anna & Elsa, two beautiful cats

Anna and Elsa are a shy, gentle pair of sisters looking for a home together. They are 1 and a half years old, and used to kids over 10. They were brought from Fife as they wanted to get out but were living on a main road. Both are white and black, but Anna is smaller than Elsa.

Tam the catAfter being found straying in west Edinburgh, tabby and white Tam is a bit unsure in the Shelter, but he becomes chatty and responsive when cat treats are produced! He’s 3 years old and may get on ok with children and other cats. A home with access outdoors would be great for him, once he’s settled in.

Sunny the cat

Sunny’s previous owner’ ill health means meant this big ginger cat was brought to LCR from West Lothian, looking for a new home with a garden. He’s 8 years old and likes to be stroked. He’s not lived with kids or animals up till now.

Glen the cat

As a long term stray from Fife, 5 year old ginger Glen is a bit wary in a pen, but he’s now learning to trust people and may get on ok with other cats and children. He’d welcome getting outdoors once he feels ‘at home’ with his new owners.

Jinxie the cat

A 1 and a half year old cat with a soft fluffy tabby and white coat and an affectionate nature came from West Lothian, as Jinxie had never lived with kids, so got a bit ‘uppity’ when he met the owner’s family. He’s been indoors till now, but would benefit from living in an adult household and getting out and about.

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.

McGregor the cat

McGregor arrived at our shelter as an unneutered stray from North-East Edinburgh. This sleek black furred lad was very frightened when he arrived, but is settling nicely and responds well to gentle strokes. He is looking for a home with a garden and with patient owners who will help to rebuild his confidence in people. He may get on ok with other cats, and also with older children.

Tootsie the cat

Tootsie is a soft-furred 12-year-old dark tortie girl who came to us from Midlothian, after a private rehoming didn’t work out. She likes to have a wee chat and enjoys a fuss, but in true tortie style can have the odd grumble and so would prefer not to live with younger children or with other animals. She does need garden access.

Hamish the cat

Hamish is a gentle, purry 10 year old who likes to be stroked. He didn’t get on with the older cat in his first house in Leith, was rehomed but returned when the new owner in Fife lost their job, so this black cat with a wee white ‘locket’ is really looking for a welcoming ‘forever home’ with outside access, no other cats, and perhaps children over 10.

Frankie the cat

Frankie, a black & white male of 5 or 6, came from west Edinburgh when his owner couldn't afford to keep him any more. He's a quiet shy chap in the Shelter, and hasn't lived with kids or cats so far. He'd welcome a new home with a garden.

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.

Freya the cat

When their previous owner in Midlothian was moving abroad and couldn’t take them, two sleek white 7 year old sisters called Freya (above) and Micha (below) had to come to the Shelter. (Freya is the larger and more outgoing of the two). They are a friendly pair, and fine with other cats, though they’ve never lived with children so far. They do need outdoor access from their new home, but they are very happy indoors too.

Micha the cat

Oscar the cat

Muffin the catA very good-natured pair of cats called Oscar and Muffin are looking for a new home together since their previous owner in west Edinburgh was made homeless. 6 year old Oscar (top), the more outgoing of the two, is white and black, while 3 coloured tortoiseshell Muffin is 4. Muffin (left) has a slightly squint back paw, possibly due to an injury long ago, but it causes her no problems at all. Both get on fine with children and other cats. They’d welcome a new home with a garden.

Stitch the cat

A shy, gentle wee black cat came from Midlothian due to her past owner’s health problems. 7 year old Stitch likes to be petted, and should get on all right in a home with quieter kids and/or animals. She’d also appreciate a garden.

Jaemin the cat

A small black and white cat called Jaemin is a bit nervous in the Shelter, having been brought in when his owner in the Borders moved to a flat, but he’s a strokeable, sweet-natured lad. He’s 1 and a half years old and may be ok with kids and cats. A home with access outdoors when he’s more confident would be good for him.

Vinnie and Tosca, Tara and Louie all came from north east Edinburgh on the death of their owner, so we are not sure of their ages, though they are all mature ‘middle aged’. They are all gentle, friendly cats in varying patterns of black and white, who would enjoy a nice relaxed quiet life in a home with garden access.

Vinnie & Tosca, two lovely cats

Vinnie and Tosca (above) are looking for a home as a pair - female Tosca has short fur, and male Vinnie has semi-long fur and a short stumpy tail.

Tara & Louie, two lovely cats

Tara and Louie (above) also need a home together - male Louie is bigger than female Tara and has less white. None have never lived with children so far.

Gerard the cat

A grey tabby and white cat called Gerard came to LCR from north Edinburgh as he was getting frustrated being kept in a flat when, as an active 2 year old, he needs to get out and about sometimes. He’s a bit upset therefore being in a pen, so he’s looking for a nice new home with outside access. He’s not been used to kids or animals in the past.

Mika & Mixu, two lovely cats

Mika and Mixu are a quiet friendly pair of male cats looking for a home together with outside access. They came from Midlothian due to a cat allergy in the family, but both get on ok with children. Grey and white Mixu is 16 while grey Mika is 11.

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.

Boycie the cat

Lovely Boycie was rehomed by LCR several years ago to Midlothian, but following a relationship breakup he finds himself back with us once more. He is a solid 7-year-old white and ginger chap, who is generally relaxed and placid, although he can have his moments! He has never lived with other cats, and we expect he would be ok with older kids. He would like a garden to sunbathe in.

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 has struggled to adjust to life with us at the Shelter and, whilst she has come a long way, she can still be defensive, and needs an experienced owner who will allow her to settle at her own pace. She needs a quiet adult-only home, and would prefer to be the only pet.

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.

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.

Chase the cat

A purry, friendly black and white cat from Midlothian called Chase loves to get out, but was kept in and was bullying another cat in the house, so he is looking for a new home. He gets on fine with dogs though, and probably with kids over about 10, though at 2 years old he’s not a ‘lap cat’.

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.