Updated on 17 November, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
17 November, 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.

Bonny the catA 2 year old lad called Bonny has been used to living with children, though not with other animals so far. He has a white and black coat, and a bright, friendly nature, and would appreciate having outdoor access from his new home.

Fudge the cat

Trixie the catTwo black cats called Trixie (right) and Fudge (above) are a bit nervous in a pen, but they’re a friendly pair, and seem to get on fine with older children, though less so with other animals. A home together where they can get outside sometimes would be great for these two. 2 year old Fudge has amber eyes while Trixie, aged 6, has green eyes.

Sheba, Gypsy & Benji

1 year old Gypsy and Benji came to LCR with their mum, Sheba, who is 3. They’re all black and white with different markings (Benji is the one with the ‘black eye patch’, and Sheba has the traditional ‘tuxedo’ and white paws). They’re all friendly and calm, ok with kids, and used to dogs big and small. Sheba could possibly be homed separately, but the two wee brothers should definitely stay together. They’d all appreciate a home with a garden.

Eva the cat

Eva is a chatty, friendly 8 year old female with a sleek black coat. She gets on fine with children, but hasn’t lived with other animals till now. She’d welcome a garden to get out in at times from her new home.

Mufasa the cat

A pair of little brothers, now called Mufasa (above) and Donald (below), were found with their mum living as strays in a wood, so at now only 12 weeks old they’ve been rather afraid, and need a calm owner who will teach them to trust humans – they do respond well to cat treats! They should get on fine with other cats and with quieter, older children. Mufasa is tabby, and Donald is black.

Donald the cat

Princess the cat

Merlin the catMerlin (left) and Princess (above) are a 4 and a half year old brother and sister, needing a new home together. They’re a calm, affectionate pair of big cats who get on ok with kids over about 5. A garden for exercise would be good for them. Merlin is black and Princess is white with black markings and a black tip on her nose.

Bobby the cat

Bobby is a 3 year old black and white chap with a friendly nature who became a stray for a while on the death of his owner. He may be ok with other animals, but hasn’t been used to children so far. A home with access to a garden would be great for this lad.

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.

Scotty the cat

Big tabby Scotty was rather nervous, having been brought from his Edinburgh home after his owner had died, but now he’s allowed outdoors this 4 or 5 year old chap is learning to love and trust humans and cats again, though he’d be best in a home without kids under 12.

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.

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.

Chesney the cat

Chesney is a gentle cautious boy, after being brought in as a stray, but he is learning to enjoy strokes and tickles, and may be all right with children and other cats. He’s got ginger fur with a white chin and bib, and at only 1 and a half, would definitely benefit from getting outdoors to explore sometimes from his new home.

Suki the cat

An affectionate senior cat came to LCR when her owner went into a care home, so, at 13, white and black Suki is looking for a caring forever home of her own, perhaps with other cats but without young children. She’s an agile lass who would probably appreciate outdoor exercise.

Bernadette the cat

Wendy (below) and Bernadette’s (above) past owner went into hospital so these two need a peaceful home together without animals or kids, as they’re a bit timid, though they appreciate stroking and attention. Bernadette is 7 years old and tabby and white, while 10 year old Wendy is black and white. An occasional wander outside would be good for them.

Wendy the cat

Bonnie the cat

Bonnie is a 4 year old black and white female who really wants to be friends with people. However she is scared in the Shelter, so a loving home with a garden but without young children or other animals would be best for her.

Bailey the cat

Milly the catMilly (right) and Bailey’s (above) past owner sadly died, so these two friendly 9 year olds are looking for a new home together, with access to a garden, and maybe with children and/or other cats. Milly, the shyer of the two, is a female tortoiseshell, while Bailey is a male with semi-long tabby fur.

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.

Toby the cat

Toby, black & white, aged 5 months, is timid having come to the Shelter on the death of his owner, but he responds well to patient, gentle stroking and cat treats, so should settle well in a home with a garden.

Boppity the catBlack and white Boppity came from a multi-cat household where she was kept indoors, so she gets on fine with other cats, but has never lived with children so far. A patient new owner and a calm home and garden would suit her best.

Mr Moggy the cat

Mr Moggie is a bit worried being in a pen, now his past owner can no longer look after him, but he’s a gentle soul and really wants to be friends. He’s 3 years old with black and white fur and a white streak down his nose. A home without other animals or children where he can get outdoors sometimes would suit him.

Harry the cat

3 year old Harry is a big friendly lad with black and white fur and an independent streak, who just loves getting out and about in the grounds of the Lothian Cat Rescue. He should get on ok with kids over about 12, and perhaps with other animals.