Nfld. & Labrador

Canadian rockers aid three-legged cat

The Canadian rock band Trooper has come to the aid of a cat in Newfoundland bearing the same name that was just whiskers away from death in late February.

Trooper moved to act after hearing about Trooper's icy ordeal

Trooper the cat with the swag he received from Trooper the rock band. (submitted)

The Canadian rock band Trooper has come to the aid of a cat in Newfoundland with the same name that was just whiskers away from death when it was found frozen to a driveway in late February.

The hapless cat had to have one of his legs and his tail amputated after he was rescued from Stephenville Crossing in western Newfoundland.

The band sent Trooper a care package it hopes will help him recover and said money raised with the items should be used by Society for the Care and Protection of Animals in Stephenville.

"I think it’s amazing," said Gwen Samms, president of the local SCPA. "I think it is really cool for a band as big as Trooper to show so much compassion for other creatures. It was really touching."

The group sent a cat t-shirt bearing the logo "raise a little hell," an adult t-shirt with the band's logo, and an autographed photo and a CD.

Trooper is incontinent but recovering well in foster care, Samms said: He is getting around on his own and the fur he lost during his frosty ordeal is starting to grow back.

"He’s enjoying every minute of it," she said.

The band has asked for a picture of Trooper in his t-shirt for their Facebook page, Samms said.

Trooper is a Juno award winning band from the 1970s best known for its Canadian hits: Raise a Little Hell, We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time) and "The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car."

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