On March 18, 2015, a stray cat whose paws were bound with electrical tape was found by the homeowners of the yard where he wandered off in Regina Saskatchewan in Canada. The poor feline was in bad condition and the homeowners called the Animal Protection department of Regina Humane Society for help. The animal protection rescuers came and discovered the kitty, who is approximately 2 to 3 years old, with an electrical tape wrapped tightly around his legs and paws. So tight that the tape restricted the blood circulation, which caused infection and tissue loss to the animal’s extremities. The kitty passed out into the arms of its rescuers and he purred when they started to take off the tape from his legs.
The feline was named “Bruce Almighty” by the staff of Regina Humane Society because of his determination and strong will to live. In fact, he underwent a few hours of emergency surgery, an attempt to save his legs by the RHS vets. The organization is hoping that Bruce’s legs will have enough healthy tissue for it to be saved.
“The pain and suffering he has endured is unimaginable. He is fortunate that a caring member of the public alerted us to his whereabouts. The public really is our eyes and ears when it comes to reporting cases of neglect and abuse involving animals,” said senior RHS Animal Protection Officer B. Lerat.
The RHS launched a gofundme campaign to help pay for the cat’s medical treatment. “One of Bruce’s legs is expected to be amputated,” according to its gofundme page. The fundraising for Bruce is already a success after it surpassed the goal amount of $5,000 in just a few days. If you want to donate to Bruce’s medical treatment, simply click the link http://www.gofundme.com/brucealmighty. The campaign has ten more days left before it ends. All of the excess money that will be raised are going be used to help other needy animals in the shelter and for animal protection and cruelty works by the organization.
Anyone who has any knowledge about Bruce’s case is encouraged to contact the Animal Protection Services of Regina Humane Society.
Image via Regina Humane Society’s Facebook