People in Regina and beyond are rallying around a severely injured cat.
A GoFundMe campaign launched on Friday to help raise money to treat the animal, which is around three years old and affectionately dubbed "Bruce Almighty."
The campaign's original goal was $5,000 and it has already raised more than $11,600.
Twitter users are showing support from across Saskatchewan as well as from cities including Seattle and Montreal.
According to the Regina Humane Society's (RHS) GoFundMe post, Bruce Almighty was found on Wednesday, March 18 when he wandered into the yard of a house in the northwest area of the city.
The homeowners were concerned at the cat's condition and alerted authorities.
Responding officers found the cat's legs bound in electrical tape, which had cut off circulation to the limbs.
"The cat, who had no identification, collapsed into the arms of officers late Wednesday evening and purred as they began the delicate process of removing the bands which had destroyed his limbs," the GoFundMe post states.
Humane Society veterinarians worked to save the legs during hours of emergency surgery.
"While the Society is hopeful that enough healthy tissue remains to keep his legs and the infection can be treated, his status remains very guarded," the post states.
The front left leg was especially badly damaged during the ordeal and could require an amputation.
Bruce Almighty took the weekend to rest and vets will take another look at his wounds on Monday.
The RHS says any extra money raised in addition to the original goal will go towards further animal protection work.
Anyone with information regarding the cat or this incident
is asked to contact the RHS.
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