Shelia the lion is a gorgeous lioness who has spent the majority of her life as a show animal and was forced to perform at private parties. Her health started to quickly deteriorate after years of working as a performance animal. In addition to this, her caretaker couldn’t afford to get her property veterinary care. That’s when animal rights activists rescued her. However, it looked as though she was too far gone to make a full recovery. It was suggested to put her down, but that all changed after something incredible happened. This is what happened to her.
Shelia was one of the lionesses rescued by the Department of Agriculture in July 2009. Many of the lions from that year were in poor shape. However, her condition was especially dire.
Shelia was extremely underweight, weak, and frail. Those who rescued her believed that there wasn’t much hope for her, but that didn’t stop them from taking a chance and helping her anyway. They wished to give her an opportunity to get better.