Shelter and Shop reopening

Two exciting pieces of news for you! 1. Our shelter is now open for rehoming again.  Please note we remain CLOSED TO WALK-IN VISITORS with all rehoming being on a STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY basis. If you are interested in rehoming a cat, please visit our website, download and complete our online guest questionnaire, and send this back to us … Read More

Coronavirus Covid 19 Update- SHELTER CLOSED

Regretfully, we announce that with immediate effect, our shelter is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Our charity shop is already closed. All new rehoming activity will cease, until such time as advice indicates it is safe for us to reopen. We make this decision with the certainty that this is the right time for us to close to protect the health, … Read More

Coronavirus/COVID 19 Update 18th March 2020

With sadness, we share the news that with immediate effect and until further notice, our shelter premises are CLOSED TO WALK-IN VISITORS. Please note our Easter Road charity shop is also CLOSED until further notice. REHOMING For the time being, we want to continue to rehome the cats in our care but we will be moving to an APPOINTMENT-BASED visitation … Read More


14th March 2020 Lothian Cat Rescue takes very seriously the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and all visitors. At the current time, following formal guidance we are continuing to seek to operate in as close to a “business as usual” manner as possible.  In this spirit, please help us to help keep everyone safe. Do not visit/enter … Read More

Please support or Christmas Dinner Appeal!

Around 100 cats will be spending Christmas at our Shelter Please help us make sure they have the best Christmas possible You can help by: donating food, treats or toys at the following drop-off points: our Bonnyrigg shelter our Easter Road shop ICR Vets Gorebridge The Cat Clinic Gordon Vets (Musselburgh, Bonnyrigg, Penicuik) Pets at Home (Straiton, Fort Kinnaird, Craigleith) … Read More

Ornaments, homewares, bric a brac needed!!

Three of our main annual fundraising events are fast approaching – the Meadows Festival on the weekend of 1st June, and our shelter open days at the end of June and end of July. If you have any items that you would be willing to donate to us for sale we would be extremely grateful. We are particularly short of: … Read More

Introduction our new online donation platform: Wonderful!

You may have seen in the news that the BT myDonate platform currently being used by Lothian Cat Rescue for online donations, is being closed from 30th June 2019. We have chosen to replace myDonate with Wonderful. We have chosen Wonderful to be our main platform since they are the organisation who passes the maximum amount of each donation made … Read More

Calling all bakers!

The cakes and biscuits sold at our fundraising events are, for many, a real highlight. All baked goods are donated to us by our small but dedicated team of bakers. We are keen to bolster our baking squad! If you’d be interested in helping LCR in this way – or perhaps you’d be interested in serving the teas/coffees and cakes … Read More