Emerson the cat was found abused with a snapped neck that caused the loss of his back legs and inability to control his kidneys. Yet with the care and affection of a local animal shelter, Emerson the cat is now able to get around in a wheelchair.

The tabby has his own Facebook page with about 14,000 friends and has helped raise thousands of dollars for local animal rescue organizations through personal appearances and endorsements.

“The mailman asked me not long ago, ‘Who the heck is Emerson?’” Houlton Humane Society Executive Director Heather Miller said. “He gets way more letters and packages than I do and has a lot more clothes than I do because people keep sending him outfits.”

To read the inspiring story of Emerson, click here.