A Regina cat that was severely injured after its legs were tied together with electrical tape for an extended period is recovering after hours of surgery.

Now the Humane Society is asking for the public's help finding the person who committed the act of animal cruelty.

The young cat suffered "massive tissue loss" and infection because its legs had been bound tightly for so long, the agency said.

A member of the public found the cat in the northwest part of the city Wednesday night and alerted the Humane Society.

Veterinarians believe the animal was in great pain, although it purred as they began the delicate job of removing the tape.

Animal cruelty Bruce Almighty cat legs bound electrical tape

"Bruce Almighty" as the Regina Humane Society has named the male cat, underwent hours of surgery as veterinarians tried to save his legs. (Submitted: Regina Humane Society)

Hours of surgery followed. The vets are hopeful the infection can be treated and enough healthy tissue remains so "Bruce Almighty", as they have named the male cat, doesn't lose any limbs.

However, his condition remains extremely guarded, they say.

The Humane Society is hoping someone known something about the case or recognizes the black-and-white cat, believed to be two or three years old.

Anyone with information can call them at 306-777-7700.