A very affectionate cat is now recovering well thanks to pet medication and care after being found with "horrible injuries".
The ginger and white cat, who has been named Hector, was found with a bloody nose, a bleeding mouth and had rope tied tightly around his body.
Despite his injuries, Hector was so happy that vets at the RSPCA's Birmingham Animal Hospital could not hear his heartbeat because he was purring so loudly.
RSPCA Inspector Susie Bailey said: "Considering all Hector has been through he is one very happy cat.
"Maybe he knows that he is now safe, with people who care and are doing their best to make him feel better."
She added that someone inflicted these injuries on Hector so they need to find out what happened so no other animals suffer the same fate.
Hector has now been cleaned, had a fractured tooth removed and he will not need surgery for his jaw as it should heal in time.
Anyone with information about Hector, who was found on Ivor Road in Birmingham, is asked to contact the RSPCA.