Updated on 30 August, 2015

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
30 August, 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.

Misha the cat

Misha is a really friendly 2 to 3 year old female who loves cat treats! This unusually coloured white cat with touches of lilac tortoiseshell may be ok with children and animals. After being found straying in Penicuik, Midlothian, she’d like a settled home with outside access.

Alfie the cat

Little grey and white Alfie (above, 3 to 5 months) and dark grey Luna (below, 1 year old) came from Longniddry, East Lothian when their owner had too many cats, and they are both really scared being in a pen. However they are being brought round with patience and cat treats, so a patient owner (or two – they could be homed separately) and a quiet home with a garden could give each the cherished future they deserve.

Luna the cat

Honey the cat

Honey is a friendly ginger and white cat, though she’s a bit shy, and hasn’t been used to children or animals so far. At 3 years old she came from Boness, West Lothian when her previous owner could no longer look after her. A home with access outdoors would suit her best.

Miran the cat

Miran has travelled (on her E.U pet passport) from France to Aberdeen and to Edinburgh, but now her owner is on the move again and can’t take the cat this time, so this dark grey striped 3 year old cat needs a new permanent home. She’s been kept indoors till now, and is very scared in the Shelter, so a home without animals or young children would suit her best, though she may want to explore outside when she gets her confidence back.

Mabel the cat

4 year old Mabel is very scared in the Shelter after being found straying in Pathhead, Midlothian, but she may be ok with children and cats when she’s settled in a peaceful loving home with outside access. She’s a semi-longhaired tabby tortoiseshell lass.

Bubbles the cat

Bubbles is a bright chatty female of 1 and a half with grey and white fur and a kink in her tail. Her past owner in Armadale, West Lothian, was made homeless so she's looking for a new home with outside access. She may be fine with older kids, but she's not too keen on other cats.

Malcolm, Perry & Morris, three lovely cats

When someone in Melrose, in the Borders felt there were just too many animals in the house to cope with, Malcolm, Perry and Morris found themselves looking for a new home, preferably where they can get outside sometimes. They have been used to children and animals, and get on fine with both, though they are all a bit shy in the Shelter, semi-longhaired black and white Morris being the most timid. Malcolm has lost the sight of one eye through an old injury, but it doesn’t seem to bother him. Their ages are Perry 2, Morris 3, and Malcolm 4.

Cally the cat

Cally is a 3 year old tabby female with a pretty orange tinge to her fur. She came to LCR from Dalry, Edinburgh, as a stray with her kittens and was very stressed after her ordeal. However now she’s much calmer and is delightfully friendly with the staff in the Shelter. She’d be best in a peaceful home without young children, though she seems to get on ok with other cats; she’d appreciate a garden too.

Gillie the catGillie is a big tabby and white chap who was straying in the Captain’s Road area of Edinburgh for about a year before he was brought to the Shelter. At 6 years old he seems to be a ‘gentle giant’, who may get on ok with kids and animals. He does require access outdoors, once he’s settled in to his new home.

James the cat

James, aged about 3 and a half, came from a farm at Crookston, Heriot, in the Borders, where he was friends with another cat called Henry, so he enjoys an outdoor life. He's a shy lad but he likes to be stroked and petted - and loves cat treats! He should get on alright with older children.

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.

Junebug the cat

Junebug is a 10 year old white female cat from Edinburgh EH6 whose past owner is moving to rented accommodation where a cat is not permitted. She's a bit grumpy in the Shelter, so she's looking for a patient, loving owner without kids or other animals to spend her senior years with. She appreciated a short wander round the garden of her previous home.

click here to see Beau, 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.

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 in Mayfield, Midlothian. She is a friendly girl, although she will let you know when she's had enough! She will need garden access.

Kitty the cat

2 year old Kitty, whose past owner in Easter Road, Edinburgh can no longer look after her, needs a home with someone experienced with cats, as this slim white cat can be very friendly, but is a bit temperamental, having had to deal with children who gave her too much attention. She’s been indoors till now, and has not been used to other cats, but getting out and about would benefit her inquisitive personality.

Isobel the cat

Wee black and white Isobel (also known as Betty) was found straying with her kittens in Prestonpans, East Lothian. One of LCR’s volunteer fosterers took the family in, and found Isobel to be gentle, friendly, great with kids, and tolerant of other cats. Now her kittens have been weaned, she’s been speyed, so this little lass of 1 or 2 is ready for a new life with a loving human family with a garden.

Bertie the cat

Bertie is a friendly tabby and white 3 year old male who came as a stray from the Merchiston area of Edinburgh. He may get on ok with other cats and children, and would welcome getting outdoors sometimes from his new home.

Cilla the cat

Cilla came from Southhouse, Edinburgh when her owner was evicted. She’s a shy soul, but is gentle and friendly and gets on fine with children and with other cats. She’s 3 years old, black with wee white paws, bib and whiskers, and would benefit from a garden when she gets more confident.

Mister the cat3 year old Mister’s face shows the hard life he seems to have had living for months as a stray in Dunfermline, Fife. However this black and white cat is really looking for affection, and wants to be friendly. He needs an owner without children whom he can trust, and a garden to relax in.

Woody the catWoody came from Woodburn, Midlothian, where he had been straying for a long time so life in the Shelter is a bit scary for him. However a patient owner (with some cat treats?!) could win round this 3 year old white and black lad and let him enjoy home life again. He will need out sometimes once he’s settled.

Chick the cat

After being unwanted in Bathgate, West Lothian, Chick is very scared in the Shelter, so this 1 year old black and white lady with a wee black nose, whose kittens have been homed, is looking to build up trust with a new loving owner, and in time get the confidence to go outdoors and perhaps meet other animals and children for the first time.

Korky the cat

Korky is a small black and white female who needs a confident, experienced owner, as she has been kept indoors till now in Blackford Glen, Edinburgh, and can be rather feisty. She has never lived with other animals, and would be best in a home without kids under 10, and with a garden. She came to the Shelter due to the illness of their owner's partner.

Liam the cat

Liam is a big plumpish tabby chap who's a bit shy after straying for a while in Niddrie, Edinburgh, and likes to sit in his comfy nest in his outside pen, but he is fine when stroked - especially when coaxed with cat treats! He hasn't been used to kids as far as we know, and could be dominant if homed with other cats.

Katy the cat

A 'little old lady' cat came into LCR needing a lot of TLC. Katy is 13 years old, with a delightfully affectionate temperament, but unlike usual cats she has a smooth tongue (possibly from a past injury) so her black and white semi-long fur coat needs to be brushed daily - something her past owner in Bathgate, West Lothian, who is very ill, could no longer do. She is looking for a quiet adult to give her the love and attention she deserves in her senior years, with a garden that she can toddle round and no other cats.

Sooty the cat

Sooty came from an owner in Edinburgh who could no longer look after him. 3 year old black Sooty is a bit timid in the Shelter, so is looking for a new calm home with a caring owner, maybe with other cats and/or children over 10, who can bring back his confidence and in time allow him outdoors.

Fluffy the cat

Fluffy came in as a longterm stray from Wester Hailes, Edinburgh with fur that was anything but fluffy! She was so uncared for that some of her lovely black coat had to be shaved, though it will soon grow back to give her the Persian-cross good looks she deserves. She's timid after her ordeal, but gentle and strokeable, and may get on fine with kids over 7 and with other cats. She'd appreciate a loving new home with a garden.