Trooper at the Atlantic Veterinary College last week. (Sara Fraser/CBC)

Trooper the cat, found frozen to a driveway in Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, is recovering well from his leg amputation surgery in Charlottetown Friday.

When Trooper was found he was stuck so solidly in the ice rescuers had to use warm water to free him. He is recovering at the Atlantic Veterinary College.

"The incisions are healing well. He is starting to try to stand up now on three legs. Apparently he hasn't stopped purring since yesterday morning and he is rolling over for belly rubs," said Gwen Samms of the SPCA in Stephenville, who accompanied Trooper to Charlottetown.

"One leg had to be amputated due to severe frost bite. They repaired the broken bones in his pelvis and that and they also neutered him. I knew he had it in him to come through this."

Trooper has also had some problems with his bladder.

Donations to help with Trooper's medical bills continue to come in, said Samms. At this point she doesn't know how much the final bill will be, or when Trooper can be released.