You won't change the whole world by saving one animal. But you will change that one animal's whole world.


We believe that every life is special. Our rescue takes in cats and kittens that are homeless or in high kill shelters within North Carolina.  Every cat is placed in foster care where we spend time evaluating their personality and temperament so that we can place each one into the best forever home possible based on their individual needs and the needs of their new family. Cats and kittens needing medical care are promptly treated and every animal in our rescue is spayed or neutered in order to break the cycle of overpopulation. 


Heart of a Lion Rescue

Serving Charlotte, NC & surrounding areas

Heart of a Lion Rescue is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are an all-volunteer organization and we do not operate a shelter. All animals are housed with temporary fosters. If you have any questions, please use the form here to send us a message.

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Contact Heart of a Lion Rescue

We are a volunteer-run organization with limited resources and we get hundreds of emails every day. If you have sent us an email asking for assistance with stray cats and we haven't responded within 3 days, it means that we do not have the resources to assist at this time. You may also contact Friends of Feral Felines or your local humane society. If you are inquiring about adopting a cat, please fill out an application. If this is an emergency, please take the animal to a 24-hour emergency vet. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE TAKE OWNER SURRENDERS. As of November 2019, we have a wait list for incoming cats and are shut down for intake until 2020.