The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Remember the Kitten that Was Dyed Purple? He Has Befriended Wanda, a Blind Kitten that Also Resides at the Shelter

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Remember the Kitten that Was Dyed Purple? He Has Befriended Wanda, a Blind Kitten that Also Resides at the Shelter

Back on January 1, 2016, I posted a story about a 2-month-old kitten that was dyed purple. You can read that post here:



He was named Smurf, and is now the Internet’s latest animal inspiration.

At just 1.75 pounds, the tiny cat was found in a box on the side of the road running a temperature of 105. Smurf, who was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center and taken to the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City, California to recover, had been dyed purple and showed apparent signs of abuse in the form of bite wounds and gashes.

"I believe that, for someone's amusement, this kitten was used as a chew toy for their dog,” Dr. Monica Rudiger of the Nine Lives Foundation told ABC News.

Though Smurf has experienced an extremely difficult few weeks, he’s not letting his journey discourage him. It's clear that this small kitten has a big personality, which he has used to befriend Wanda, a blind kitten that also resides at the shelter.

The resilient felines have developed a touching bond, which includes giving each other body massages and baths. In fact, the foundation shared that Wanda has even taken on a purple hue from snuggling with Smurf. Talk about a purr-fect pair!

While Rudiger appreciates that Smurf’s tale of survival going is going viral, she shared with CNN, “...I hope the message is long-lasting that animal cruelty is real and this is just one guy who's experienced it.”


                                             Smurf the cat with doctors.




A good Sunday morning to everyone! SMURF is bright eyed today & eating like a champ! SMURF and his blind roommate WANDA...
Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Sunday, January 3, 2016


















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