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Though they may want you to think the contrary with their song lyrics, Hell does not Await for the metal band, Slayer, or their crew after they rescued a sick and freezing kitten in Indianapolis. The kitten was living with a homeless man who offered her to guitarist, Kerry King, and other members of the crew for a dollar. Sick and freezing, the band’s assistant tour manager gladly took her, and slept with the kitten in her bunk on the bus until a mutual friend agreed to give her a forever home.

She spent her first night sleeping comfortably on a heating pad before going to the vet to be treated for fleas and worms. Animals exposed to harsh winter conditions are at high risk of hypothermia, especially young animals who are unable to regulate their own body temperature. Ensuring that companion animals are brought in from the cold and treated to regular veterinary care is vital in ensuring their health and wellness. If you see an animal that needs help, contact your local animal welfare hotlines. You could be the that sweetheart’s homelessness slayer … yes, we did.

Naming her Gypsy, her new pet parent is already loving her new companion, sharing pictures of her napping and playing with her new toys on the Old National Centre’s Facebook page (the venue where Slayer was playing when the rescue occurred). Gypsy now gets to enjoy all the benefits of a forever home with a dotting cat mama. That’s so metal.


Hey, you guys do Seasons in The Abyss, right? Great little ditty.

Old National Centre


Warm and cozy at last

Penny Hamilton Riley

It’s gonna be Raining Blood when I catch you, ball! Just kidding, you’re safe.

Penny Hamilton Riley

Thanks for saving me you kind-hearted, head-bangers, you!

Penny Hamilton Riley


Gypsy isn’t the only cat that digs Slayer. We’ll just leave this right here. (Check out the little head nod of appreciation at :40 seconds.)



Lead image source: Penny Hamilton Riley/ Rocket Revolt Magazine