Russel the cat knows a thing or two about needing a helping hand, but it seems as though he knows even more about offering one of his own. The hardy orange cat has been a patient at the Animal Emergency Hospital 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 3rd degree burns on his face his body.