Russell knows a thing or two about needing a helping hand, but he knows even more about offering one of his own.
The hardy orange cat has been a patient at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care Clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina, for more than a year. In early 2014, he was found in the smoldering rubble of a fire that destroyed his home and left with severe burns on his face his body.
"He was pretty far gone, and we didn't know if he would make it," clinic staffer Alan Wilford told The Dodo. "He has taken a long time, but he has made a miraculous recovery."