Updated on 20 June, 2017

Cats Needing Homes

last updated
20 June, 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.

Smudge the cat

Smudge is a quiet friendly 17 year old, but she can occasionally be a ‘grumpy old lady’ especially with other cats, so would be best in a home without young kids. She might like to get outside sometimes. She’s tortoiseshell with a white chin and bib.

Stella the cat

A plump dark tortoiseshell female called Stella has lived as an indoor cat in a home without children or animals for her 10 years, so a quiet adult household would suit her best. She’s usually a placid, friendly lass.

Molly the cat

Molly is an affectionate, purry tabby and white 9 year old who enjoys human company but hasn’t lived with kids or animals up till now. She’d appreciate access to a garden from her new home.

Snowbud the cat

An affectionate white cat with pale golden eyes called Snowbud came to LCR as a stray, but he’s good natured, likes to be stroked and may get on fine with other cats and children. He’s 4 years old, so would enjoy exploring outdoors.

Annie the cat

Annie is a chatty white and black female aged 5. She’s not lived with kids before, and can be a bit temperamental at times, so an adult home with access outdoors would be best for her.

Oreo the cat

A big black and white cat called Oreo is friendly, but a bit wary of strangers since he was abandoned and has been ‘doing for himself’ for a few months. He’s never lived with other animals before, and would be best in a home with access to a garden but without young children. He is 3 years old.

Ripley the cat

When Ripley came to the Shelter he was a stressed lad, but now he’s talkative, and relaxed when he’s stroked. He’s been used to older children, but would be best not homed with other animals. Access to a garden would be good for him. He has tabby fur and is 3 years old.

Dandy the cat

Dandy is a 3 year old black 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.

Mario the cat

Mario is a sleek black 3 year old with a little white ‘locket’. He’s 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. He’d appreciate getting outdoors from his new home.

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

Lucy the cat

Lucy (above) and Jingles (below) are a rather timid, but gentle pair of females, who haven’t 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

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.

Ross the cat

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

Orbit, 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.

Buddy the cat

A tabby and white 3 year old cat with big green eyes really wants to be friends, but Buddy is a bit nervous in the Shelter and hasn’t had much experience of kids or animals so far. A loving owner and a home where he could get outside sometimes could make him a real ‘buddy’ for someone.

Suzie the cat

3 and a half year old Suzie likes to get out, so wasn’t happy when she moved to a flat. She’s a friendly, plumpish lass with white and black fur who hasn’t lived with other cats or children till now.

Mindy the catMindy is a good natured 4 year old who likes treats. She’s tabby with a white chin, and came to the Shelter on the death of her owner, so now deserves a loving new home with access outdoors. In the past she has got on ok with kids and a dog.

Keiko the cat

A quiet, gentle pair of cats called Keiko (above) and Brandi (below) are looking for a home together. Keiko is a ginger male with a white muzzle, while Brandi is a dark tortoiseshell female. At 5 years old they’ve not lived with kids or animals so far, and would benefit from getting out into a garden sometimes.

Brandi the cat

Angel & White Fang, two beautiful cats

Angel and White Fang are an affectionate pair of 4 year olds (probably brother and sister) who seem very fond of each other so are looking for a home together. They’ve lived with a Staffie dog in the past, though not with kids, and would appreciate a home where they can get outdoors sometimes. Both are white and tabby with big pale eyes, but White Fang, the shyer of the two, has a tabby splodge on his nose.

Lucky the cat

4 year old Lucky, despite his name, has not had a very lucky life so far, but he likes strokes and cat treats, and gets on fine with children, though he’s never lived with other cats. A home with access outdoors would be good for him.

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. He’d appreciate a caring new owner and a garden to go out into.

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 he’d suit a home without children.

Steph the cat

Tabby and white Steph is a chatty lass, but she’s 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 she’d benefit from a home with outside access.

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 hasn’t 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 she’s 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 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.

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.