The abuse left Bruce with severe infections in his feet, and after the tape was removed he needed emergency surgery to amputate eight of his toes. Even now, there's a possibility that Bruce will need more amputations.
The Regina Humane Society set up a fundraising page to help cover the cost of Bruce's care, setting a goal of $5,000. The response has blown them away. In just 4 days, Bruce's fundraiser has raised more than $16,000 and garnered him hundreds of fans from around the globe.
Well-wishers have been leaving messages of hope and encouragement for Bruce on the page: "I wish I could take you home, Bruce. I am praying you will find a loving forever home and never have to suffer again," and "Hang in there little guy ... praying for a full recovery!"
The hunt is on for Bruce's abusers, as animal protection officers hope someone will come forward with information about who hurt him so badly. While Bruce still has a long road to health, he's got a line of potential adopters who'd be honored to give him a happy, loving home.