Angela Boyles, Director

Meet the Team

Angela Boyles founded Heart of a Lion Rescue after many nights spent sneaking out to rescue stray kittens as her husband slept. As her awareness of the homeless kitten problem grew, so did her desire to make a difference. Angela is responsible for finding wonderful fosters and adopters for the animals while also managing the day-to-day logistics of running the rescue. She is married, has two children, eight cats, two dogs and a handful of foster kittens running around the house.

Board Members

Emily Harris

Michelle Zevola


Where our Cats & Kittens Come From

The majority of our cats and kittens come from rural shelters in North and upstate South Carolina that currently have high euthanasia and low adoption rates. 

Animal Shelters

Kittens of Feral Cats

It is estimated that there are 50-70 million feral cats in the United States. Friends of Feral Felines and other groups work tirelessly to sterilize these cats, however many have kittens before that can be done. If these kittens are younger than 12 weeks, many times they can be domesticated and placed in homes. Heart of a Lion Rescue partners with feral cat volunteers and when a kitten is identified that can be helped, we will step in.

How You Can Help

Heart of a Lion Rescue needs you. We are 100% a volunteer-based organization and are always in need of foster families, special event helpers, and financial donations. Send an email to find out how you can help.


Heart of a Lion relies 100% on donations from people like you. Every cent goes directly back to the animals. 

  • $10 covers the fee to pull an animal from a high kill shelter.

  • $50 will pay for flea control for up to 120 kittens and help prevent worms and anemia both of which can be deadly. 

  • $75 can help a sick kitten get needed treatment and medicine from a veterinarian.

  • $100 can buy milk replacement formula for a litter of orphaned babies until they are able to eat solid food. 


Regardless of the amount, the money you donate is making a permanent difference in the life of a cat. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Special Skills

We believe that everyone that wants to can find a way to contribute. Whether it's making a bed for a cat that has spent its life sleeping on the hard ground, taking photographs of available cats and kittens, helping with website maintenance or making items for our annual auction, if you have a talent, we want to find a way to help you use it!

Become a Foster

We do not have a physical facility to house animals, therefore, we need wonderful and loving fosters willing to take in these homeless cats temporarily until a permanent home can be found. To become a foster, please fill out the application on our website. Fostering saves lives!