A cat that was found injured and frozen to the ground in Newfoundland will likely need to have his left hind leg amputated, and may be incontinent, according to officials at Charlottetown's Atlantic Veterinary College.
But several people are still interested in adopting Trooper, as he’s been affectionately named, said the manager of the Bay St. George animal shelter who rescued him.
"He fought so hard to stay alive, there's no way we could give up on him, and none of his supporters is willing to give up on him," said Gwen Samms of the Society for the Care and Protection of Animals, who flew to P.E.I. with Trooper on Sunday.
"He fought this hard to stay alive all those hours so we're going to fight to keep him going," she added.
Last week, Trooper spent more than 24 hours frozen to a driveway in Stephenville Crossing, on Newfoundland’s west coast, before being rescued.
He suffered three fractures to his pelvic area and nerve damage, Samms noted.
She has been collecting donations to help pay for the related expenses and has received donations from as far away as Australia.
"Response has been unbelievable," Samms said.
"We have had people from all over the world that are praying for Trooper and it has been great. He is getting support from everywhere."
One way or another, Samms said, Trooper's surgery will go ahead.