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Cat and kitten rescue & rehoming centres covering Lothian, Scotland. Adopt a cat from your local rescue shelter.

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Organisations are listed alphabetically. Please browse through the page to locate rescues nearest you.


Allandale Animal Sanctuary

Based in Lanark. The sanctuary cares for up to 40 dogs and 30 cats, as well as a variety of other small animals needing new homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the sanctuary as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rescue Centre & Sanctuary: Easter Baton Farm, West Benhar Road, Harthill, Lanark, Lothian, ML7 5TG
Tel: 01501 823860

Cat Action Trust - Lanarkshire

Cat Homing Page for Cat Action Trust - LanarkshireRegistered Charity no. SCO41997
Covering the Lanarkshire and Bonnybridge areas. A small cat rescue, Cat Action Trust Lanarkshire rescues stray, abandoned, domestic and feral cats and kittens and rehomes them. If you can offer a cat or kitten a safe, loving, forever, permanent home, please contact CAT Lanarkshire using the details below.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Neutering Assistance: They can offer subsidised neutering which can help towards the full cost of neutering.
Lost Cat Register:  For information on lost or found cats, see the CAT Lanarkshire website for details.
Microchipping: Please see the ‘help’ section on the CAT Lanarkshire website linked below.
Tel: 0871 890 3034
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Website: www.catactiontrust.co.uk

Cats In Crisis

Cat Homing Page for Cats in Crisis - WishawBased in Wishaw, covering Lanarkshire. Rescue and rehoming Cats and socialising feral cats and kittens. All cats over 6 months will be neutered and home visits carried out prior to adoption.
Adopt a Cat: See Cats for Homing at This Shelter
Tel: 07950 024368
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Cats Protection - West Lothian

Registered Charity no. 203644 (England & Wales) SC037711 (Scotland)
Rehoming cats and kittens in West Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh and East Lothian.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the branch as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: Low-cost vouchers are available, enquire by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Lost & Found Register: The branch operates a Lost & Found register, and there is a Lost & Found section on their website.
Help! Volunteers Needed: The West Lothian branch is desperate for some new volunteers - could you fit the bill? If you love cats, and do not object to being unpaid, overworked and frequently harassed then you'd be perfect! Seriously though, volunteering brings immense satisfaction from being able to help the sick, injured and unwanted cats in your area. To enquire about becoming a volunteer for the West Lothian Branch, please contact them using the details below.
Help! Sponsors Needed: If you are currently unable to take adopt a cat, you might consider sponsoring one of the branch's resident cats or sponsoring a cat-pen. Cat-pen Sponsorship can make a great present too! Email as below to enquire.
Tel: 01506 298 107
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Website: www.cats.org.uk/west-lothian
National CP Helpline: 03000 12 12 12

Edinburgh Cat Protection League

Registered Charity no. SCO14916
Based in Edinburgh.  The charity aims to rescue and rehome as many needy cats as space allows.  Cats are neutered while in their care to help control the stray and feral cat population.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
3 Casselbank Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5HA
Tel: 0131 554 5521
Website: www.edinburghcatprotection.org.uk

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Registered Charity no. SC006914
Based in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Dog and Cat home, has been operating since 1883 and rehomes over 1000 animals per year. Purpose built kennels and catteries provide accommodation for animals looking for their forever homes.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Shelter:
The Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, 26 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh EH15 1EH
Open: Mon to Sat, 9am - 4pm, (closed 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 Jan)
Tel: 0131 669 5331
Fax: 0131 657 5601
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Website: www.edch.org.uk

Lothian Cat Rescue

Registered Charity no. SC007631
Covering Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. Lothian Cat Rescue is a registered charity formed in 1978 to help cats and kittens that have been abandoned, ill-treated, neglected or are unwanted for any reason. They currently rescue, rehabilitate and rehome around 1000 cats and kittens each year. All adult cats are neutered before rehoming.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Neutering Assistance: The rescue can help with Low-Cost Neutering
Help! Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always welcome
Support Shop: 23 Easter Road, Edinburgh (Open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday.)
Rehoming Centre: Brewers Bush, Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 3JH. (Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 12pm - 3:30pm - Closed Tues & Thur).
Tel: 01875 821025
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Website: www.lothiancatrescue.org

SSPCA - Edinburgh & Lothians

Scottish Registered Charity no. SC006467
based in Edinburgh. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA) prevents cruelty to animals and encourages kindness and humanity in their treatment. They rely on the public to continue rescuing and rehoming Scotland's abandoned, neglected and defenceless animals.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Mansfield Road, Balerno, Edinburgh, EH14 7JU.
Open: 7 days a week,  10am - 4pm
Tel: SSPCA Helpline 03000 999 999
Email: Via the contact form on the SSPCA website.
Website: www.scottishspca.org/rehome/our-centres/edinburgh-and-lothians

SSPCA - Lanarkshire

Scottish Registered Charity no. SC006467
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA) prevents cruelty to animals and encourages kindness and humanity in their treatment. They rely on the public to continue rescuing and rehoming Scotland's abandoned, neglected and defenceless animals.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the rehoming centre as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Rehoming Centre: Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0SB.
Open: Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm
Tel: SSPCA Helpline 03000 999 999
Email: Via the contact form on the SSPCA website.
Website: www.scottishspca.org/rehome/our-centres/lanarkshire

Sunny Harbour Cat & Kitten Rescue

Registered Charity no. SCO41871
Based in Lochgelly, Fife. Coming to the aid of abandoned, unwanted cats or kittens and to nurse them to health and to find them new homes. Also hand rearing of infant kittens - strict no kill policy. The emphasis is on the education of the public, to raise awareness of sensible and appropriate care required for all cats and kittens.
Adopt a Cat: Contact the shelter as below to ask about cats needing homes.
Lost & Found Register: The branch maintains a 'Lost & Found' register for cats in their area, contact as below.
Low Cost Microchipping: They can also help with lower cost I.D. chipping of cats.
Shelter viewings are by appointment only.
Tel: 0300 330 1412 or 07783 639898 (24 hour emergency number)
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Website: www.sunnyharbour.org.uk

 

Cinnamon Trust - Homes Needed UK Wide
Cat Fosterers and permanent homes always needed. The Cinnamon Trust (the National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets, Reg. charity. 293399) are looking for more volunteer homes throughout the UK. Pet free homes are needed for short-term fostering of cats whose owners are in hospital or respite care. Permanent homes needed for cats whose owners have died or who are no longer able to care for them. The Cinnamon Trust is not a rescue shelter and cannot take unwanted cats in. Please contact the Trust as follows if you could help: Tel. 01736 757900 or visit: www.cinnamon.org.uk

 

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