This cat now works at a veterinarian clinic caring for other animals.
A few years ago, he lay under the rubble of his house for 4 days, suffering serious burns.
According to abc11.com, Russell has been treated at the Acute and Emergency Animal Hospital in North Carolina for the past year, and while there, he has helped other animals recover.
Russell is now in the care of the same animal shelter as other animals such as Darla, who was abandoned when he was about two weeks old.
Darla was hungry but healthy, and Russell developed a special bond with him; they even share a bed.
The cat is currently being treated for burns from the fire, but still has enough stamina to walk up and growl at the other animals in the clinic, urging them to get help.
The cute cat helps the clinic staff by visiting and comforting other animals in their shelters. Despite his physical limitations, he is a tireless worker.
He won’t take a break until the staff pushes him.