Natasha, rescued from Anson County Animal Shelter in August 2017
At Heart of a Lion Rescue, we believe that every life is special. We take in cats and kittens that are homeless or in high-kill shelters in North Carolina.
Upon entering our care, we prioritize any medical needs of each animal, including spaying or neutering every animal in our rescue in order to break the cycle of overpopulation.
Each cat is placed in the loving home of one of our volunteer foster caretakers, where we spend time evaluating the animal's personality and temperament. Getting to know each cat helps us to place each one into the best forever home possible based on their individual needs and the needs of their new family.
Where Our Cats and Kittens Come From
Clementine, rescued from the Anson County shelter in August 2017
Oscar, bottle baby rescued from a trash can in summer 2019
We are one of few rescues in the area with trained bottle baby volunteers on standby. During kitten season, we primarily focus on orphaned singleton kittens from rural shelters and areas within North and upstate South Carolina including Chesterfield, Lancaster, Cabarrus, and Union County. We also take in adult cats during kitten season as space allows. In the winter, we try to save as many adults as possible.
Ruby, rescued from the Chesterfield County shelter in summer 2019
Bear, rescued from the Chesterfield County Shelter in summer 2019
Lucy Liu with babies Chi, Ming, and Shishi, rescued off the streets July 2018.
Colby, rescued off the streets in winter 2019