Star Cats

This page is dedicated to the cats who through us, and thanks to you, have found a new and happy life.

We love receiving updates on our cats so if you’ve rehomed a Lothian Cat Rescue fur-ball, Β please do stay in touch! Β You can email us with an update on your cat to us at starcats@lothiancatrescue.org. Β Or pop an update on our Facebook page.

Click on the images to find out more about these lucky cats and their new homes.

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"Happy New Year to everyone at Lothian Cat Rescue!  Here’s a picture of Bo enjoying Christmas in his new home.  He has settled in well and all of our Christmas visitors were delighted to meet him. Bo is playing and exploring happily, and we are very happy to have him!" - from the Winter family.
"I wanted to drop you a little email with an update on the little puss I adopted recently.
We’ve named her Chloe and she’s doing super well settling in! She actually prefers to spend time with our resident cat than with us! They are still kept separate when we are out of the house as play can get rough but Lola is starting to understand Chloe is not a chew toy! So happy they are friends. Thanks for helping us complete our little family." Maggie & family.
"Just wanted to say thank you very much for recommending Declan and Pounce to complete our family. They have settled so well today, we really couldn't be happier." The Belfall family
A message from Leigh & Beth: "Especially for Jacci - well it’s been a few weeks since we took these two girls home and they have been delightful! Bit anxious at first but they are gentle souls and seem to have settled in really well as you can see!"
"We adopted Grace (formally known as Maisie) in January after the death of a much loved cat. It took Grace a little while to settle in and show us her true personality but when she did we were in for a real treat. She is the kindest gentlest cat we have ever had, we have four young grandsons and she just likes to get in amongst them as she knows she will get lots of cuddles. Grace is very vocal and has a wide ranging vocabulary and loves to chat, her favourite time being 4am.
I am so glad we visited your rescue centre on that cold January day where we lost our heart to a little grey bundle. Thank you so much for your care and dedication. Merry Christmas to all." the Downie family.
"I just wanted to get in touch and let you know how well Kit is doing. We found Kit in the garden and when we tamed him enough to come indoors you came to pick him up and check out if he belonged to someone, was neutered or not, vaccinated etc. While he was with you, we realized how much we missed him and as he didn't belong to anyone, we adopted him fully into our home. It took him a while to get settled ( he lived under the guestroom sofa for quite a while) but we persisted with kindness and cuddles and look at him now! Here he is asleep just above my head on the top of the livingroom sofa. He didn't even flinch when the flash went off. He has become very talkative and comes to get me when he wants to go outside and will come inside for food, cuddles and naps/ nights. Thanks for all the advice and support you gave us. We couldn't imagine our life without him." Evelyn xx
Petra & family adopted Moogle in February this year and wanted to let us know that he is doing great. "He is such a lovely friendly cat, very cuddly and great with our two daughters, he just adores our 7 year old.  He enjoys going outside but also his naps and getting involved in the girls' games as you can see on the photo. It feels like he has always been part of our family!"
A message from Emma: "Trinny & Susannah have settled in brilliantly - much faster than we were expecting, especially with them now having a 7 year old human to contend with!
Trinny - now Starfire - loves cushions and blankets but won't yet sit on furniture or humans. She likes the scratching post and eating ALL the food and her ears scratched.
girls enjoying breakfast. We'll keep in touch and thank you again for these wonderful girls!"
Rob says: "You'll probably not remember 'saffie' (now Sophie) who I got from your centre on Jan '16 - well she's thriving!"
"Merry Christmas from Tawny. She's settled in really well since we adopted her at the beginning of August, proven herself to be an excellent tree climber and even made some human friends in the road (a packet of Dreamies sellotaped to a Christmas card dropped through the letterbox one evening much to her delight!). She's currently curled up on the sofa next to me, but seemed to enjoy Christmas, especially the abundance of wrapping paper for her to crunch about on. 
Wishing all your cats and volunteers a happy and peaceful New Year!" Catherine
Happy 8th Adoptaversary to the beautiful Charlie πŸ–€πŸ–€

“I wanted to share Charlie's 8th adoptiversary with you. She's now a spritely twelve years old, and still a bit of a grump but also a cuddly old lady. When we came to look for a cat and we read her history, we couldn't not give her a forever home.”

Purrfect 😻
Happy 1 year Adoptiversary to Alex! 

His Mum says “He is still as vocal as ever, loves attention and has his humans wrapped around his paw. He likes sauntering around the garden and teasing his feline neighbour. He will be tucking in to a M and S chicken pouch as a treat to celebrate his year in his forever home”

Fabulous ❀️❀️
Kitkat, people hope that the family of her previous owner see this, and know she is doing well πŸ™‚

“Meet KITKAT who I adopted 3rd October 2016 age 14 years, she came to LCR as her owner had died. She is nearly 18 now and is so fit.”
A message from Paul: "Greywind and Garfield settled already"
Happy 2nd Adoptaversary to the beautiful Temwami. What’s better than a happy cat in a bag ❀️❀️

“Hi, just wanted to give you an update on Temwani (Temi) formerly Smokey. Her name means joy. She came to us from LCR two years ago and she loves her home and her brother Darwin.”
Happy 5th Adoptaversary to the handsome Tez.  His mum says he is her best buddy. Purrfect πŸ–€πŸ–€
“Just wanted to send you a wee update on Minnie who we adopted a year ago today. She was quite timid when we got her but now loudly demands cuddles constantly! She is the perfect cat and we love her so much.”

Happy 1st Adoptaversary, lovely Minnie ❀️❀️
Sweet Roo was adopted 10years ago. Her people say she chose them - as is so often the case.  She is loved to bits ❀️❀️
“Just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how well Gina is doing. We adopted him in November ( I think you called him Elmo, or Cookie) when he was a scared, timid little stray. It took a little while for him to come out of his shell, but he each week he can a little closer to us. He gave us our first cuddle on Christmas Eve, and is now a complete cuddle puddle. He sleeps curled up between us every night and love a good belly rub. Thanks for reaching this wee one so we could adopt him!”

Purrfect ❀️❀️
Life goes on. And so, belatedly, does the Happy Friday post. 

Some of you will remember JayJay. He was one of the cats who came to us from a horrendous cat hoarding situation in East Lothian over 18 months ago. He had had a pin fitted to his leg following an injury several years previously, but his previous owner never took him back to have it removed. As a result, his leg bones fused incorrectly and he is unable to “bend” that leg. 

He is a gorgeous but timid lad, and we rehomed him to a foster home since we had concerns that his leg may cause him difficulties in the future. 

We received this lovely update yesterday from his amazing Mum:

“I thought you’d like to know that finally, after 18 months, our foster boy JayJay has finally decided to relax and is living his best life. 
Thank you for allowing us to foster him. Here’s his most recent photo.   We hope to see you all soon.  Take care.”

We are so happy to have played a part in giving this boy the chance to have a happy today. 

Fabulous ❀️❀️❀️❀️
Big Ray spent many months with us last year. He arrived as a long term battered stray and became quite frustrated being in a pen, and had become a little bit “bitey”

He’s clearly loving life now though. 

His Mum says:

“Do hope you're all well during these incredibly strange days. Thank you for all the work you're doing throughout this time. Here are some photos of Ray rolling around in the sunshine. He's really settled in and part of the family”

Just purrfect πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
How sweet is this duo ❀️❀️

Amber and Apricot are settling in well into their forever home.  

Beautiful Gingers 😻
This handsome lad is right at home in his new home πŸ–€πŸ–€

“Bobby is settling in well. Here’s a picture of him in his favourite spot to watch the birds, squirrels and leaves”
Ramone and Farrah were two of the cats who came to us from a cat hoarding situation in Edinburgh a few months ago. 

Like most of the cats who came from that house, they are adult cats who were unneutered, unnamed and completely unsocialised with people. 

Not a great start to life for these handsome gingers. But thankfully, there is the right home for every cat, and these boys found theirs. Here they are, making “friends” with another 4-legged resident in their new rural home. 

Well done boys - looking happy, healthy and living their best lives. β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘
A lovely update on a beautiful senior catizen - oldies are the best <3 <3    

"We got Tia back in 2003 when she was just a year and a half old and a shy, scruffy little thing. At the ripe old age of 18 she now proudly holds the title of softest and probably most spoilt cat. What can I say? You can't say no to an old lady."
Happy 4th to this gorgeous pair of sofa-back bookends. 

 Charlie and Maisie πŸ–€πŸ–€
A lovely update on one of our longer stay guests. This makes us smile. The roller coaster of rescue means that following every down, there is always an up. Well done, Diego πŸ–€πŸ–€

“We thought you'd like to hear about Diego, the beautiful, big tabby lad who came to live with us just before Christmas. He'd been at the Shelter for some time, & was initially a bit jumpy,  prone to stunning feats of mountaineering (bookshelves, banisters, kitchen units, you name it), & very vocal at night! Now he's a different cat - much more relaxed, friendly, playful, very smart & athletic, LOVES the garden & is quiet at night  - hurrah! All is good with Diego and we love having him here. Thank you so much! 😸❀️❀️”
Joanne and Stephen thought we might like a wee update on Charlie, who chose to come and live with them last July. "Charlie took a bit of getting used to for us, going from a 19 year old geriatric cat (Harry, who was an LCR rescue cat who came to live with us in 2005, and passed in June last year), to a 2/3 year old bundle of nonsense! He climbs anything that’ll stay still, and sleeps pretty much anywhere. He has settled in well with us, and has taken full advantage of having a garden which is bordered by an empty house plot - the mouse and vole population locally has taken a bit of a hammering! Our 9 year old daughter loves the bones of Charlie, and regularly forgives him when he has his crazy turns and uses her legs as mouse catching practice (which he really doesn’t need!)."
Anne and her family have had Jaffa (formerly Charlie) for a month now.  "He is a lovely boy who has been brought up and cared for beautifully by his previous owner.  If you see this we would like to say a huge thank you and we love him to bits.  He has his cat flap in a window and is out when he can tear himself away from nests on beds and chairs.  He reads the Guardian regularly through his bottom, and we are trying to decide whether to invest in 2 copies or to read it online while he sits on the paper copy.  Would he notice if he got an old copy and we read the current one?  We are so pleased to have him during the difficult time shut in the house as he cheers the place and the family up.  Thanks so much for Jaffa!"
A message from Louise: "Kweeny (now named Ruby) is settling in well to her new home. She is gentle and shy and so lovely,we love her. She loves her food and comfort."
Happy 7th Adoptaversary to cheeky chappy, Myles πŸ–€πŸ–€

“7 years ago today we picked up our boy Myles from yourselves.Makes us smile everyday,so full of fun  and so mischief.”
Happy 5th Adoptaversary to the best Sally πŸ–€πŸ–€

“I just wanted to send a message to say what an amazing job you’re doing. I hope you’re all staying safe and well. We adopted our gorgeous cat Sally from you 5 years ago. Back then, she was a timid little girl, who had not had the best start in life. Initially she used to hide from us, obviously uncertain of her surroundings, but very quickly she settled in, and let us know who was boss. She has brought us so much pleasure and joy. She’s a playful little girl, who literally gallops throughout the house, and then settles on the bed for night time cuddles. She’s definitely found her forever home. I’m sending some photos of her. Thanks again for all the fantastic work you do. ❀️❀️”
Look who it is!

It’s Bear Cat Beowulf - the artist formerly known as Ayla!

Apparently he fancies himself as a bit of a Monty Don, and has been assisting his Mum in the garden today. He is also making himself well known with the neighbours by watching them all through their windows, ensuring they are obeying the lockdown appropriately. 

His Mum says he owns the street. 

Just as it should be. 

Such a handsome, characterful bear-cat 🐻 ❀️🐾
Nero (now Toby) and Cirius (now Cirrus because he's like a fluffy cloud! πŸ˜‚) were adopted a few years ago. Their Mum says a they are doing better than ever.  A much loved pair of boys πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
Happy 1st Adoptaversary to the handsome Charlie and Simba

“We have had Charlie and Simba a year now and we are all so happy to have them with us. My two boys absolutely adore them, as does my husband (although I doubt he would admit it as he reckoned he wasnt a fan of cats before we got Charlie and Simba!). Simba had surgery on his eyes in February (ingrowing eyelids) which we are hoping was successful. He is so tolerant of the twice daily drops that he needs, making it really very easy for us to do this compared to what I'm sure some other cats would be like!”

We love to hear that our former residents are being loved.  Purrfect ❀️❀️
Happy 2nd Adoptaversary (and 8th Birthday) to this very handsome chap, enjoying his homemade tuna cake. 

Before little Kovo, there was Big Kovo and this is he.  

Love him πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€
Happy 10th adoptoversary to Malley (left ) and Jessica (right). Their Mum says that Malley has come a long way and is their human boy’s best friend. Jessica is described as being more aloof and loving strokes, but on her own terms.  Typical female!!!  

Gorgeous fluffs πŸ–€πŸ–€
Happy 8th Birthday to the beautiful Pixie who is clearly living a love- and fun-filled life. Fabulous πŸ–€πŸ–€

“Hi, I hope you're all keeping well in these strange times! I just wanted to message and say how grateful we all are to lovely charities like you that do amazing work. We adopted our cat Pixie from yourselves in July 2012 as kitten and today is her 8th birthday! We can't believe it πŸŽ‚πŸ±πŸ™ˆ. Here's some photos of her for the cuteness - as well as her new brother Rusty. Thank you again xxx”
Happy 4th Birthday to the gorgeous Leo, whose Mum says “I’m still thankful for the day I drove past your rescue centre, popped in and he picked me”

The cat chooses the person, every time.  

Purrfect ❀️❀️
Susan has sent a wee message to let us know Bilbo (full name Mister Bilbo Baggins!) (previously known as Diesel) is settling well into his new home. " Pippin has taken a couple of weeks to get used to her new company but all is going well with her and the other neighbourhood cats that frequent our house and garden!"
A message from Jen: "Bonnie is still skittish (she won't let me touch her at all) but she will sleep on the foot of my bed, and happily sleep in her wee bed under my telly, the warmest spot in the house! They spend most mornings lying on the windowsill that gets direct sun, snoozing happily. Sooty chirrups happily as soon as I get home from work, and follows me around the house as I settle in for the evening; as soon as I'm sitting on the couch, or in bed, he's right up clambering on top of me! He's also discovered the laser pointer; you'd never know he's 13 when he's running about after it! I can't imagine life without these two beauties; thank you so much for suggesting them, and for letting me give them a lovely retirement home!  I'm yet to get a good photo of Miss Bonnie, sadly! Sooty isn't happy unless he's in my lap; he's ended up being a pattern holder for my cross stitch a few times now... "
An update from Trish:  "Felix is settling in well as you can see and he  enjoys lounging on various comfy chairs, sofas, also tables!"
A message from Laura & Chris: "I just wanted to send a quick update on little Pedro, who we've had for a month now. She took the move very well and settled in really quickly. She is just the loveliest cat and seems to be happiest when curled up on someone's lap. We are so pleased we found her and are able to give her the retirement she deserves! Thanks for everything you do!"
Mollie & Rob sent this: "Hope all is well and everyone and cats are staying healthy! Been meaning to send you all a picture of Socks for ages! We adopted her about 7 months ago now and she has settled in well and made herself at home. She has been enjoying going out for a wee look in the garden and lying by the fire!  She's still a wee bit chubby but she is  working on it! :)  Take care during this time and hope everyone stays well."
Alison & family sent us this update on Spider & Cinnamon: "I just wanted to contact you a year on to let you know how wonderful our two little brothers are doing. It is exactly a year ago today I collected Spider and Cinnamon from you. They are settled in our family so well and we all adore them. They enjoy the whole house and garden and further a field, catching many mice, voles, shrew, birds and rabbits. Rural life certainly suits them. Thank you for all the fantastic work you do helping families rehome kittens and cats."
Paul & family sent this: "In these sad times I hope the shelter is surviving well. We rehomed our cat from you April last year - Tom - black and white felix type cat. It has took nearly a year to get his full trust in us but he has become a friendly loving family member, a succes story."
You all know Alfie and Cloud. Our current Pen 5 terrible twosome. 

Before Alfie and Cloud there were Smudge and Hamish. Smudge was a bit bitey (!) and Hamish very flighty. 

Smudge and Hamish have been in their forever home for 6 months now and we received this wonderful update on these boys:

“Smudge and Hamish have been with us for six months and what a change for former Pen 5 inmates.  

Who would believe that big, bad bitey boy Smudge would turn into a total snuggle bunny who comes to collect snuggles at least twice a day and starts the night cuddling before settling down.  

Hamish has changed from a scaredy cat especially wary of my husband, into a confident, affectionate little cat who loves my husband’s rubs more than ham.  He has let me tickle his tummy once and purred for me the first time last week.  

Neither of them are really talkative and they will never be lap cats.  They have been challenging but we are thrilled by the progress they have made and how they have adjusted to their forever home.  Considering they weren’t quite what we expected to adopt we wouldn’t be without them now.   Love my boys❀️❀️ and they have been amazing during lock down.”

How amazing is that. There is a right home for every cat and Smudge and Hamish have certainly found theirs. 

Alfie and Cloud’s turn next πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ–€β€οΈπŸ–€β€οΈπŸ–€β€οΈ
Happy 1st Adoptaversary to Zoe.  She’s in charge πŸ˜‰. 

“One year ago today Zoe chose us as her people. She was a very shy kitten to begin with. But  now fully grown she has become very loud and bossy lady putting the other cats and dog in their place”
A lovely picture of Splodge, who along with his pal Candy, is happily living a mousing life at Appin Equestrian πŸ–€
“Today is Rosie’s 2 year anniversary of coming home with me. She chose me at the shelter and it’s been amazing with the cuddliest cat in the world. Thanks to the guys at LCR for all their hard work.”

Happy 2nd Adoptaversary, Rosie πŸ–€
Happy 8th Adoptaversary to the handsome Casper:

“Thought you’d like a wee trip down memory road to see this guy who had his “adoptaversary” today. 8 years since Casper joined our family and he has been a star throughout. We reckon he is around 12 now but still out and about daily.”

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You’ll all remember Bumble / the handsome black chap who another organisation didn’t think deserved a chance. 

He did. 

And he’s big softie who is doing, and looking, great, although in recent months he’s caused some mischief and put himself into the vets from a cat fight, and is currently enjoying keeping the local rodent population under control
“We adopted Buddy from you 4 years ago today, so we always call today his birthday! He is super happy, snuggly and affectionate. He has the loudest purr and loves rolling around in the garden - he tends to follow us around and has definitely enjoyed lockdown as he has had company all day long! 
Thanks for all that you do, and for our boy πŸ’™”

Happy 4th Adoptaversary, handsome man πŸ–€πŸ–€
“1 year ago we took this wee lady home with us. She has become one of the family after a very timid start. Aka Annie now Daisy was not very social but now she is loving and is the boss.”

Lovely to hear Daisy has her people well trained l. Happy 1st Adoptaversary, pretty girl ❀️
DJ - formally Clem - knows he is a winner. He’s got the rosette to prove it πŸ˜‰

Gorgeous boy πŸ–€
A fab picture of Astro. His people simply say the love him.  Of course they do.  Look at him πŸ–€
Happy 2nd Adoptaversary to the handsome Bodie πŸ–€πŸ–€

“Mr B’s second adoptaversary today.....loves his home comforts, does the exact same things at the exact same time every day, goes outside for 30 seconds at bedtime then loudly announces his arrival until someone invites him into their room.....😍”

He has his people purrfectly trained by the sounds of things ❀️❀️
Happy 1st Adoptaversary to the lovely Orinoco. He’s had a special cake and presents today. Purrfect πŸ–€πŸ–€

“It has now been one year since we adopted Orinoco (then known as Lenny) from your shelter. He made himself at home right away. It has been a pleasure to get to know him and have him follow us around the house all day, miaowing for food, cuddles, and attention”
Happy 6th Adoptaversary to the handsome Snowy. Much loved, and rocking his hat πŸ˜‚β€οΈβ€οΈ
Happy 6th Adoptaversary to the marvellous Pete Hey πŸ–€πŸ–€
“Nearly 6 months since we got Bella. She is gorgeous. Thanks again x”
“Hello! Just wanted to let you know that Marly (was Milly) and Brian are doing really well. They were neutered on Thursday and are recovering well and we will start letting them out in a couple of weeks. We all love them!”
“We rescued Bruce - black and white (the coolest moggy in the neighbourhood) back in October 2018. We rescued Rio - tabby (hyper hunter) in October 2019. 

Introducing two cats with such polar opposite characters was not easy at first, but with lots of love and patience we got there. I wanted to share a photo of how far we've come. We love them both to bits for being who they are, though we'd like Rio to cut down on the bird hunting a bit!”
“Maisie (now Nova) joined us last week. We have never met a more loving cat. Both kids have had her sleeping on their beds at bed time and she will happily sit on any available lap for as long as she can convince you to stay put. Her wonderful character is shining through already. Such as sweetheart!”
“I just wanted to send in a couple of photos of Milly and Lily who myself and my partner adopted in March. They are now called Willow and Shadow and are just the most amazing girls! 

Willow (Milly) absolutely adores cuddles and sleeping on her Daddy’s chest - she is always up to mischief and loves playing with her toys! 

Shadow (Lily) took a while to come out of her shell, but after lots of love and reassurance she is beginning to become quite the character, she loves being petted and often likes to run around the house and play with her toys whilst everyone is sleeping πŸ’• 

They are just so wonderful, thank you for bringing them into our lives πŸ’•”
Happy 5th Adoptaversary to the gorgeous Sharon!  Her mum says

“We got our cat from you 5 years ago today! We can not imagine life without the loveable weirdo now, thank you for all you do!”

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Happy 2nd Adoptaversary to handsome Cole and Porter πŸ–€πŸ–€

“This is Cole and Porter who were adopted two years ago today and are thriving as pampered pets!”
“One year ago we adopted Missy ( was Pushkin ).

She settled in fairly fast and enjoys being outdoors ( not so much in the rain though )   and regularly brings home "gifts" for us.”

Lovely to see and hear this gorgeous lady is doing so well, and is so generous to her people πŸ˜‰ ❀️
An update on Mikey from Christine: "Thought you might like to see this picture of Mikey. As you can see, already he looks pretty settled in πŸ˜ƒ"
A message from Jane about Oscar: "Just thought we would send you some pictures of Oscar who we adopted on the 28th of May, 2020 he is settling in nicely and now has garden access. He is a lovely boy and he has fit right into our house and is very affectionate and loves to snuggle."
Sarah has sent a photo of Patch - he looks right at home!
Louise sent this update on Ruby; "We got Ruby (Kweeny) from Lothian Cat Rescue just before lockdown and would just like to say how much she has helped us through lockdown she is the most gorgeous sweet little darling and we love her so much and she has grown to love and trust us so thank you."
Fiona sent us this message about Star: "Thank you so much for our new addition to our family. Star has settled in really well and we couldn't ask for a nicer cat. He is so cuddly and easy going."
Olga has sent this update on her recently adopted cats: "We rehomed Winnie (the tabby) and Wilbur in May this year but very sadly, after an illness, our gentle, lovable and cuddly boy is no longer with us. His sister Winnie was very timid when she came to stay but is now a playful bundle of fun. She loves going out to explore in our backgreen and has even made friends with one of the local cats. Winnie has us well trained and let’s us know when she wants out to play or when she wants us to play with her.  Her favourite toy is a large paper bag which she loves to pounce on and even sleep on. She is such a sweet wee girl and brings us so much joy and we adore her. Thank you to LCR for introducing us to Wilbur and Winnie and for all the wonderful work you do. "
Happy 4th adoptiversary to gorgeous Rollo.  

His Mum says:

“He is truly an amazing cat, beautiful and a cat of his own mind ...the boss! 😻 x”

He looks full of self-satisfied contentment.  Just as it should be πŸ–€πŸ–€
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