Updated on 22 May, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
22 May, 2017

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

A home together, with a garden and no young kids, would be ideal for Mercedes (below) and Milo (above). Big Milo is a 2 year old male with silky black fur who loves attention and strokes, while smaller female Mercedes, aged 9, who has ginger fur, is affectionate but more tentative.

Mercedes the cat

Nancy the cat

Nancy, a little black 1 year old with a fluffy tail, was a stray who has recently had kittens. Now neutered by LCR she deserves caring owners, perhaps with children and/or other cats, who will give her a happy home and garden of her own. She is shy but friendly in nature.

Magic the cat

Magic is a friendly dark tortoiseshell female, aged 5, who likes having her ears tickled. Shes not keen on other cats, but should be fine with children, in a home with outside access.

Ripley the cat

When Ripley came to the Shelter he was a stressed lad, but now hes talkative, and relaxed when hes stroked. Hes been used to older children, but would be best not homed with other animals. Access to a garden would be good for him.

Dandy the cat

Dandy is a 3 year old cat who loves to be stroked and petted, though he was a stray brought to the Shelter by the S.S.P.C.A. He may get on fine with cats and children, and would certainly benefit from a home with access outdoors.

Simba the cat

Simba is a shy black lad with a white bib and paws. However he responds well to cat treats and has been used to children, though not to other animals, so a calm household with a garden wold suit him best. Hes 4 years old.

Bailey the catBailey is a 12 year old champagne coloured Persian Cross, who is usually good natured but can be a bit grumpy occasionally in his senior years, so hed be best in a quiet home with a garden, and with no kids or other cats.


Mario the cat

Mario is a sleek black 3 year old with a little white locket. Hes been a much loved lap cat but was bullied by another cat, and is a bit shy at the moment, so a home without other animals would be best for him, though he should get on fine with kids over about 12. Hed appreciate getting outdoors from his new home.

Charlie the cat

White male Charlie (above) and dark tortoiseshell female Luna (below) are a quiet pair looking for a peaceful new home together, as Charlie, though the more out-going of the two, is deaf so can be spooked. Theyve never lived with children or animals up till now, and would benefit from getting outside in a safe environment. Charlie is 6 while Luna is 4.

Luna the cat

Fred the catGinger and white Fred, at 3 years old, really wants to be friends, but hes a nervous lad and can be unpredictable, so hed be best in a home with outside access but without kids, though he may be ok with other cats.

Jimmy the cat

Jimmy has shiny black and white fur and a friendly nature. Hes 4 years old and hasnt lived with children up till now. A home with access outdoors, and no other animals would be great for this cat.

Lucy the cat

Lucy (above) and Jingles (below) are a rather timid, but gentle pair of females, who havent been used to children so far. Lucy is 1 and a half and has semi-long black fur, while black and white Jingles is 3. A home together with a access outdoors would be great for them.

Jingles the cat

Oscar 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.

Gingy the cat

Gingy is a pale ginger 14 year old cat with a purry, gentle, loving nature, looking for a quiet adult home with no other animals to spend his senior years. Hed probably appreciate a garden to wander round and sit in the sun.

Mona the cat

1 year old Mona has fluffy black fur. She was a bit unsure when she arrived at LCR after straying for several weeks, but she has now learned to trust her carers, and has a gentle nature, and likes to be stroked, so she may get on fine with children and cats, in a loving home with access outdoors.

Marley & Princess, two lovely cats

5 year old Marley and 2 year old Princess are a good-natured pair of cats looking for a home together where they can get out and about at times. Theyve lived with a dog in the past, but not with kids so far. Big Marley has semi-long ginger fur, while wee Princess, the shyer of the two, is black.

Drummer the catDrummer is a good natured black cat of 18 months who loves attention, gets on ok with older kids, and has lived with a terrier dog. At the moment his fur coat is rather tatty and needs treatment, but advice and support on this can be got from LCR Wardens. Hed appreciate a caring new owner and a garden to go out into.

Hamish the cat

After living as a stray, 2 year old Hamish, a black cat with golden eyes, is a bit nervous in a pen, but cat treats soon win him round, and he may be fine with cats and kids. Hed need to get outside sometimes from his new home.

Puddy the cat

Puddy is a big tabby and white 7 year old chap who loves to get out and about, having been kept indoors in the past. He is sociable and gets on with other cats, though hed suit a home without children.

Steph the cat

Tabby and white Steph is a chatty lass, but shes a bit temperamental after straying for a few weeks, so would be best in an adult household, though she may be fine with other cats. At 2 years old shed benefit from a home with outside access.

Misty the cat

Misty is a 3 year old white and grey cat who responds to gentle attention and likes his chin tickled, but hed be best in a quiet adult home as hes been a bit scared, though he seems to get on ok with other cats. Hed benefit from getting outdoors when hes got more confidence.

Kat the cat

A cat with soft semi-long black fur and a little white bib called Kat was very frightened of dogs when she came to LCR, and hasnt been used to children so far, so a quiet home with a garden would suit her best. She is 4 years old and loves to be stroked.

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 shes never lived with children till now.

Scotty the cat

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

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. Hes got a fluffy black coat with a white bib, paws and whiskers. Hed welcome a home where he could get outdoors when hes got his confidence back.

Ross the cat

Ross was a bit nervous in a pen after being found as a stray on a farm, but now hes allowed out and about he is happy to be stroked and lifted, and seems to get on with other cats, though hed still be best in a home without children. Hes a 4 year old boy with charcoal grey and white fur.

Molly the cat

Molly arrived with us in February 2015 and 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. She is a friendly girl, although she will let you know when she's had enough! She will need garden access.