A cat found with electrical tape tied tightly around his legs is receiving medical attention at the Regina Humane Society in Canada. The cat, who has been named “Bruce Almighty,” is quite the fighter and has remained affectionate and sweet despite his evident trauma.
Bruce was found by a Good Samaritan in a park near Regina, Saskatchewan. The poor black-and-white cat was completely immobile due to the tape that was wrapped tightly around his legs.
Although Bruce was likely in a lot of pain when he first arrived at the Humane Society, he continued to purr even as the vets peeled the tape off of his fur. (Anyone who’s felt the pain of removing a band-aid can imagine how excruciating this must have been for Bruce.) The tight tape caused Bruce to lose circulation in his legs and vets diagnosed him with “severe tissue damage.”
Once the tape was removed, Bruce was sent into surgery so vets could remove any infected tissue. Vets hope that they will be able to save all of Bruce’s limbs, but it will depend on whether or not the infection spreads.
As of right now, Bruce has only lost a few toes to the infection; his condition remains very touch and go. The Humane Society veterinarians are working with specialists from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to ensure that they are doing all that they can to help Bruce recover.
Bruce has a long road ahead of him, but he is in extremely good hands at the Regina Humane Society. The Humane Society has launched a Go Fund Me Campaign to help pay for Bruce’s medical expenses and has already received an incredible amount of support from the Regina community. If you would like to make a donation to help Bruce, click here.
Good luck, Bruce! We’re all rooting for you!
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