Abused purple kitten used as ‘Chew Toy’ is rescued and finds friendship and love

A poor 1.75 pound kitten was found dyed in purple ink and with multiple bite wounds by a Good Samaritan in California. He was rushed to the San Jose Animal Care Center, which notified local rescues about him.

Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat shelter in Redwood City, California, immediately responded and came and took him for emergency medical care.

They named him ‘Smurf’. Smurf was probably used as a bait animal – a chew toy for a larger animal – most likely fighting dogs.

Smurf was shaved to help treat his wounds; he had 15 puncture wounds all over his body.

He got multiple baths, care of his wounds and was put on antibiotics.

Exhausted, the 7-week-old little boy rested on his warm heating pad.

After a few days of healing, Smurf is beginning to feel much better. He even had the energy to play with two new friends!

Nine Lives write, “This little guy will undergo surgery next week to repair the large wound on his right leg/ knee but all the other wounds are healing nicely!”

And Smurf presently? He is all grown up and beautiful!

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