Heavy metal rock stars Slayer rescued a stray kitten and found it a new home while on tour last week (ends07Dec14).

During a stop on their U.S. trek, guitarist Kerry King and assistant tour manager Jess Cortese discovered a homeless man desperate to sell his baby cat because it was in a bad condition.

The rockers took the moggie back to their tour bus before finding it a permanent home before their show in Indianapolis, Indiana last week (ends07Dec14).

A spokesperson from the group's management says, "Kerry and some of the crew went to dinner at Kerry's favourite steak house in Indy, St. Elmo's Steak House. Afterwards, the assistant tour manager Jess saw a homeless man on the street who offered up this little kitten for a dollar. The kitten apparently was freezing so Jess took it, slept with her in her bunk on the bus and went to the venue with her today, hanging out. One of the runners knew someone who wanted a kitten, so the little guy now has a new home where he or she currently is."