Purple kitten used as a chew toy finds best friend at shelter

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Purple Kitten Used as a Chew Toy Finds Best Friend at Shelter


By Troy Frisby, Buzz60

A kitten named Smurf is singing a happy song after being rescued a making a new best friend.

The abused cat was found on the side of the road in a box in San Jose, California, and it appears as if someone purposely turned him into a chew toy for a dog.

He had been dyed purple and was suffering from 20 deep dog bites and had a 105-degree fever.

The kitten — who, for obvious reasons, has since been dubbed Smurf — was brought to the vet.

He was then taken to the Nine Lives Foundation for care and had surgery to repair the damage.

The veterinarian, Monica Rudiger, believes the injuries are consistent with her theory that this kitten was used as "bait" for a large dog.

The good news is that Smurf was rescued and able to receive care. In even better news, he's become friends with his roommate, Wanda.

SMURF with his blind kitten friend WANDA who was found starving next to a garbage can on Tuesday.

Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Friday, January 1, 2016

She was also rescued after being found abandoned and is completely blind. The two have become best pals and play in their kennel together.

The Nine Lives Foundation says that these two kittens will go to Foster Care together soon and will be adopted out as a happy pair.

Does it get any cuter than that?

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