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Purple-Dyed, “Chew Toy” Kitten & Blind Cat Heal Collectively

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At seven weeks outdated, kittens ought to solely know love and safety. At a time when a kitten must be discovering the world by way of play and mischievous adventures, Smurf skilled terror and ache by the hands of merciless people. Dyed purple and lined in gaping accidents, the tiny kitten was discovered on the aspect of the street and brought to the San Jose Animal Shelter.

As an alternative of euthanizing the sickly kitten, they contacted the 9 Lives Basis of Redwood Metropolis, CA, for assist.

The 9 Lives Basis took cost of the tiny kitten, fearing he may not survive the abuse he’d endured. Stained head-to-toe in purple dye, the gray kitten was lined in wounds resembling bites. 9 Lives founder and veterinarian Dr. Monica Rudiger suspects Smurf was used as a chew toy for a bigger animal.

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Dr. Rudiger instructed ABC Information, “I imagine that, for somebody’s amusement, this kitten was used as a chew toy for his or her canine.”

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As soon as Smurf arrived at 9 Lives, his fur was shaved to take away the dyed and matted hair, exposing scars and wounds in want of remedy. Weighing in beneath two kilos, Smurf had a protracted street to restoration. However with the assistance of workers and volunteers on the 9 Lives Basis, the kitten would develop more healthy and stronger each day.

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 Two Cats Who Had It Tough Now Have Every Different

Whereas Smurf was housed with 9 Lives, the inspiration skilled a scarcity of kennels. As Smurf was nonetheless a younger cat on the mend, workers thought it is perhaps good to have him share his mattress with Wanda, a blind cat who wanted love too. The 2 kitty cats grew to become household that first evening.

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The 9 Lives Basis reported, “She was positioned in the identical cage as SMURF on her very first day and has turn out to be bonded with him. We’ll ship them into foster care collectively subsequent week 🙂 and sure they are going to be adopted collectively!”

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Collectively, the pair healed.

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The kitties remained in months of foster care, their bond tightening each day. To make sure the pair remained collectively, one of many veterinarians caring for the gray kitten and tuxedo cat adopted the kitty cats.

A couple of years have handed, however the pair stays collectively and have grown from scared kittens to wholesome cats.

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It took months for the dye that remained in Smurf’s fur to develop out. Smurf’s coat got here in lush and smoky grey. He’s definitely a good-looking man.

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Wanda and Smurf are each loving kitties who bought second probabilities at life due to form hearts and their arduous work. Rescue workers and volunteers are heroes to cats in all places!

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  • Adam Johanson

    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.