Shelia was a lion that was rescued from an entertainment center in Texas. The reason for him being in this entertainment center was to make her owner significant amounts of money from performing in high-profile and private parties. She wasn’t the only lion in the entertainment center.
Shelia was the property of her caretaker, who was incredibly cruel to all of the lions that she owned, not just Shelia. Despite all the money that Shelia was making for the caretaker, he didn’t bother providing any veterinary aid when she started getting sick.