Help Bruce Almighty Recover

$24,662 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 814 people in 20 months
Karen Mercier  Regina, SK
This campaign is being run by the Regina Humane Society. The page organizer is an employee of the Shelter.

Bruce Almighty was found on the evening of March 18, 2015 in Regina, SK, Canada when he wandered into a yard in the northwest area of the City. Gravely concerned by what they saw, the homeowners immediately called the Animal Protection team at the Regina Humane Society.

Officers responded and the young cat, estimated to be between two and three years old, was found with electrical tape tightly bound around his legs and paws. The tape, which had severely restricted circulation over time, had caused massive tissue loss and infection in the extremities. 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. 

 “Bruce Almighty” named for his fierce determination and will to live, underwent hours of emergency surgery as RHS veterinarians attempted to save his legs. 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 pain and suffering he has endured is unimaginable” said senior RHS Animal Protection Officer B. Lerat. “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.”

We are seeking to raise funds to help cover the significant cost of Bruce Almighty's treatment and recovery. It is expected that one of his legs will need to be amputated by Shelter Veterinarians and he will need ongoing wound and infection care. Any donation, no matter the size will make a huge difference for Bruce Almighty. Any money raised in excess of the goal will be used to help other animals at the Shelter in need and will also be used to provide further animal protection and cruelty work by the RHS. 

The Society receives no government funding for enforcement of animal cruelty laws and relies solely on its community of donors to continue this important work.

All donations will receive a tax receipt from the Regina Humane Society.

This case is being treated as an open investigation we urge anyone who recognizes the cat or knows anything about the case to please contact Regina Humane Society’s Animal Protection Services.
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Update 19
Posted by Karen Mercier
13 months ago
We couldn't resist sharing this adorable photo of Bruce Almighty showing off his best human impression in his forever home. Thank you again to everyone who donated towards his care. He is doing fantastic in his new home!
Bruce Almighty at Home - Oct 14, 2015
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Update 18
Posted by Karen Mercier
15 months ago
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It's been awhile since we've posted an update so we wanted to share some pictures of Bruce Almighty at home. He continues to do well health-wise and has really taken to being a pampered and loved house cat. When we met Bruce Almighty at the start of his journey we so hoped his story would end with adoption...thanks to your financial help, encouraging words and care - it did! Bruce wants to say thank you again and so do we. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Bruce Almighty in his forever home
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Update 17
Posted by Karen Mercier
17 months ago
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The RHS is very happy to announce that Bruce Almighty, the cat found earlier this year with electrical tape wrapped around his paws, has been adopted and has begun a new happy chapter of his life in his forever home.

We would like to sincerely thank all those who responded to Bruce Almighty and his story with donations, words of encouragement, gifts and especially love and caring. He is a determined little fighter that surprised many as he triumphed over numerous hurdles and challenges during his long recovery.

Bruce Almighty’s story touched millions of people from around the world and the outpouring of concern for him was truly moving. The donations given in Bruce Almighty’s name not only helped him, but have and will help many other abandoned and mistreated animals to have a second chance at the life they deserve.

So long Bruce Almighty! The staff at the RHS will never forget you, nor will so many caring people from Regina, Canada, and around the globe. By the looks of you cuddled up to your new adoptive Mom, we have no doubt your new life will be filled with an abundance of joy and love!
Bruce Almighty on July 2, 2015
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Update 16
Posted by Karen Mercier
18 months ago
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It's been awhile since our last update on Bruce Almighty but we're happy to share he is doing great. Our Veterinarians cleared him for adoption and we are currently reviewing applications for him to make sure he goes to the best home possible. In the meantime, he's enjoying being spoiled and loved by his foster family. Bruce also hosted an adoption event from May 23 - 25 at the Shelter and 54 animals found new homes! Once Bruce is adopted we'll share pictures of him with his new family.
Bruce Almighty on June 1, 2015
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Debbie Serafin
19 months ago
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I love coming to Bruce Almighty's page here and seeing the new pictures of him as he is recovering. It's truly inspiring to see what the staff at RHS has been able to do for him and how much support he has been receiving from all over the world. It makes my heart ache in a good way for a change. His eyes tell a story themselves of how much he must appreciate what is being done for him and he looks better with every picture we see. The best day ever is going to be when we see him in the arms of his forever family but in the meantime, please keep the updates coming. I know it makes my day better and I'm sure it does all those who are following his progress. Please give him a HUGE HUG from all of us. Many thanks again to RHS and his specialists for your loving care of him. God Bless you all!!

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Karen Mackie
13 months ago
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Oh Bruce Almighty! You so make us all smile. We are all SO happy to see you thriving in your new environment. I think that if ever the human's need to raise funds they should have a meet and greet with you!! So many of us have followed your journey and would love the opportunity to say hi in person!! Just a thought! But anyways Mr Bruce I send you love.......continue to live well and to provide us with photos!

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Debbie Serafin
13 months ago
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Isn't he just the Cat's Meow!! Thank you Karen for sharing this adorable picture of him. So happy that he is doing well and enjoying his new family and home. He will never be forgotten by those of us who didn't have the opportunity to meet him personally. He is always in our hearts and prayers. Many thanks again.

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Debbie Serafin
17 months ago
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This is the day we have all been waiting for and I couldn't be happier. He looks so good and peaceful in her arms and from just the little we can see of her, she gives us the peace of mind knowing he will be loved and cared for the remainder of his life. This story has touched me to the core and I, too, will never forget Bruce Almighty and everyone who has been involved in giving this little guy a second chance. It is also great that his story has brought about the opportunity to give many others the same benefit. Six weeks ago I had to send my oldest guy over the Rainbow Bridge and it still hurts so much. My remaining nine fur babies and I continue to hope and pray that every fur baby out there finds their forever family who will give them the life they deserve. Once again, may God bless each and every one of you out there who has stepped up for the humane treatment and love for all God's creatures. Thanks also for all the updates. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL !!!

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Sharon Dutchak
18 months ago
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Thanks for the updates - can't wait to see Bruce Almighty with this forever family!

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Nicole Smahlik
13 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this awesome update on Bruce. I was having a bad day and this just made me smile and reminded me that life is pretty good.

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Jayme Phillips
13 months ago

Bruce, so happy to see your picture again, you look fantastic. Love you Bruce

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Yasmine Asiel
14 months ago

Aww I just love Bruce. Those big beautiful eyes. I hope he loves his new family who will take care of him always. We love you Brucie xoxoxox

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Debbie Serafin
15 months ago

Bruce looks wonderful and we all thank you so much for this update and his pictures. RHS is the greatest; thanks again for your devotion to getting him to where he was adoptable. He's truly blessed to have been placed in your care and now given a new family to love him forever. Even though I don't know any of you personally, each and every one of you and little Bruce will always have a special place in my heart and prayers. God Bless You All !!

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Tabby Paw
15 months ago

What a glorious ending. The goodwill of the many defeats the evil of the few. Bruce Almighty FUREVER!

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Jackie Dube
15 months ago

Good for you Bruce, looks like you have yourself a fine home there. Have yourself a safe, healthy and happy kitty life. You will be carried in everyone's hearts always. To the RHS - thank-you for doing what you do, and doing it so well. You were Bruce's caretakers and cheerleaders during those dark days, and you handled it with grace, diplomacy and tact.

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Pamela Grow
15 months ago

He certainly looks well-fed and very content. Good job!

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David Videto
15 months ago

Can you tell us how Bruce is adjusting to his new home Please.

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David Videto
16 months ago

How has Bruce Almighty done in his new fur ever home? Thinking of him :)

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Deborah Munro
17 months ago

GOOD LUCK BRUCE IN YOUR NEW FOREVER HOME.YO UGUYS TREAT HIM WITH CARE,GOD BLESS.HOPE YOU KEEP US UPDATED.SO HAPPY FOR HIM AND FOR YA'LL.♥

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Patricia Neyra
17 months ago

God continue to bless our darling Bruce Almighty for the rest of his life and bless his new owner. May they have many years of happy memories together!

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Joyce Moses
17 months ago

With all the horrible news in the world today, this is the best news. May the Lord bless Bruce Almighty's forever new life!!!

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Joyce Pollack
17 months ago

Such great news! My greatest wish is that every abused, neglected, or exploited animal could have the fairy tale ending that Bruce Almighty has had! His story, and the community of support that it has created, keeps us all fighting for a better world for all animals.

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David Videto
17 months ago

Love that he has no cone on.Must feel soooooo good!

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David Videto
17 months ago

Bruce is my hero :)

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$24,662 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 814 people in 20 months
Created March 20, 2015
$10
Jürgen dahmen
18 months ago
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I love this cat...keep fighting

TG
$150
Tushna Gamadia
19 months ago
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AM
$25
andre mathieu
19 months ago
1
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Stay strong Bruce Almighty. Keep with the updates.

$20
Anonymous
19 months ago
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$20
Anonymous
19 months ago
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SH
$20
Susan Howard
19 months ago
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I'm so happy to hear about Bruce Almighty's recovery! I'm donating again because I so appreciate the updates and the new pics. You go Bruce!

KW
$20
Karen Wolting
19 months ago
1
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Bless You, Sweet Baby! So happy you are doing so well! All our love and prayers to you and your caregivers!

$25
Anonymous
19 months ago
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MH
$5
Mr. SA Horning
19 months ago
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Bless that beautiful kitty!!!

BW
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B W
19 months ago
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BRUCE ALMIGHTY !!

Debbie Serafin
19 months ago
4
4

I love coming to Bruce Almighty's page here and seeing the new pictures of him as he is recovering. It's truly inspiring to see what the staff at RHS has been able to do for him and how much support he has been receiving from all over the world. It makes my heart ache in a good way for a change. His eyes tell a story themselves of how much he must appreciate what is being done for him and he looks better with every picture we see. The best day ever is going to be when we see him in the arms of his forever family but in the meantime, please keep the updates coming. I know it makes my day better and I'm sure it does all those who are following his progress. Please give him a HUGE HUG from all of us. Many thanks again to RHS and his specialists for your loving care of him. God Bless you all!!

+ Read More
Karen Mackie
13 months ago
2
2

Oh Bruce Almighty! You so make us all smile. We are all SO happy to see you thriving in your new environment. I think that if ever the human's need to raise funds they should have a meet and greet with you!! So many of us have followed your journey and would love the opportunity to say hi in person!! Just a thought! But anyways Mr Bruce I send you love.......continue to live well and to provide us with photos!

+ Read More
Debbie Serafin
13 months ago
1
1

Isn't he just the Cat's Meow!! Thank you Karen for sharing this adorable picture of him. So happy that he is doing well and enjoying his new family and home. He will never be forgotten by those of us who didn't have the opportunity to meet him personally. He is always in our hearts and prayers. Many thanks again.

+ Read More
Debbie Serafin
17 months ago
1
1

This is the day we have all been waiting for and I couldn't be happier. He looks so good and peaceful in her arms and from just the little we can see of her, she gives us the peace of mind knowing he will be loved and cared for the remainder of his life. This story has touched me to the core and I, too, will never forget Bruce Almighty and everyone who has been involved in giving this little guy a second chance. It is also great that his story has brought about the opportunity to give many others the same benefit. Six weeks ago I had to send my oldest guy over the Rainbow Bridge and it still hurts so much. My remaining nine fur babies and I continue to hope and pray that every fur baby out there finds their forever family who will give them the life they deserve. Once again, may God bless each and every one of you out there who has stepped up for the humane treatment and love for all God's creatures. Thanks also for all the updates. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL !!!

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Sharon Dutchak
18 months ago
1
1

Thanks for the updates - can't wait to see Bruce Almighty with this forever family!

+ Read More
Nicole Smahlik
13 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this awesome update on Bruce. I was having a bad day and this just made me smile and reminded me that life is pretty good.

+ Read More
Jayme Phillips
13 months ago

Bruce, so happy to see your picture again, you look fantastic. Love you Bruce

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Yasmine Asiel
14 months ago

Aww I just love Bruce. Those big beautiful eyes. I hope he loves his new family who will take care of him always. We love you Brucie xoxoxox

+ Read More
Debbie Serafin
15 months ago

Bruce looks wonderful and we all thank you so much for this update and his pictures. RHS is the greatest; thanks again for your devotion to getting him to where he was adoptable. He's truly blessed to have been placed in your care and now given a new family to love him forever. Even though I don't know any of you personally, each and every one of you and little Bruce will always have a special place in my heart and prayers. God Bless You All !!

+ Read More
Tabby Paw
15 months ago

What a glorious ending. The goodwill of the many defeats the evil of the few. Bruce Almighty FUREVER!

+ Read More
Jackie Dube
15 months ago

Good for you Bruce, looks like you have yourself a fine home there. Have yourself a safe, healthy and happy kitty life. You will be carried in everyone's hearts always. To the RHS - thank-you for doing what you do, and doing it so well. You were Bruce's caretakers and cheerleaders during those dark days, and you handled it with grace, diplomacy and tact.

+ Read More
Pamela Grow
15 months ago

He certainly looks well-fed and very content. Good job!

+ Read More
David Videto
15 months ago

Can you tell us how Bruce is adjusting to his new home Please.

+ Read More
David Videto
16 months ago

How has Bruce Almighty done in his new fur ever home? Thinking of him :)

+ Read More
Deborah Munro
17 months ago

GOOD LUCK BRUCE IN YOUR NEW FOREVER HOME.YO UGUYS TREAT HIM WITH CARE,GOD BLESS.HOPE YOU KEEP US UPDATED.SO HAPPY FOR HIM AND FOR YA'LL.♥

+ Read More
Patricia Neyra
17 months ago

God continue to bless our darling Bruce Almighty for the rest of his life and bless his new owner. May they have many years of happy memories together!

+ Read More
Joyce Moses
17 months ago

With all the horrible news in the world today, this is the best news. May the Lord bless Bruce Almighty's forever new life!!!

+ Read More
Joyce Pollack
17 months ago

Such great news! My greatest wish is that every abused, neglected, or exploited animal could have the fairy tale ending that Bruce Almighty has had! His story, and the community of support that it has created, keeps us all fighting for a better world for all animals.

+ Read More
David Videto
17 months ago

Love that he has no cone on.Must feel soooooo good!

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David Videto
17 months ago

Bruce is my hero :)

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