Sheila was probably the saddest lioness in the whole world, but that all changed when she met another like herself...
Sheila had belonged to a businessman who used her as part of his act, and as entertainment at parties, and to pose for photographs.
This all changed when she was brought to the Texas In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center.
When she arrived she was suffering from a debilitating muscle disease. She could barely stand or even lift her head.
"For the first two weeks together, I fed her by hand, and gave her her medication", said Vicky.
Sheila owes a huge debt to this lady. She was so weak she had given up all hope and was close to death, but Vicky found her, rescued her and brought her to the Texas animal centre.
Love at first sight
When she felt better she was put in a different, larger enclosure, where Khan, a male lion was. Khan had also previously belonged to Sheila's former owner.
It wasn't long before electricity was flowing between them!
Kahn was very similar to Sheila. When he was found he weighed only 7 stone, and was severely malnourished. His joints were damaged, and he had problems even moving.
Now both of them are getting stronger together, and as their strength grows, so does the strength of their love for each other!
Since then, the amorous couple have been moved to an even larger enclosure where their love for life and each other continues to blossom!
Sheila's previous owner has had his exotic animal's licence revoked, and will never mistreat another beautiful animal like this ever again.
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