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Kitten rescued after it was dyed blue and used as a dog’s chewing toy

By Mason White 5:55 PM January 4, 2016
Smurf the kitten 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A kitten was rescued after it was severely abused.

The eight-week-old kitten was found in Redwood, California. It was nicknamed Smurf, because its fur and was dyed blue.

The little feline was found inside a cardboard box with some rags and food. It had bite wounds all over its body and weighed less than two pounds.

Smurf underwent surgery and extensive medical care at the Nine Lives shelter. Doctors at the shelter said that the bite marks suggest that it was used as a chewing toy for someone’s dog.

Doctors also believe that the kitten was dipped in indigo fabric dye. The resilient kitten made new friends. Smurf became very close with a blind cat named Wanda.

Workers at the shelter said that the kitten learned to trust people again and it loves to be cuddled.

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SMURF update! Today SMURF was playing with his 2 new friends, feeling so much better! Thank you to everyone who has called & visited ! 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! His little friend CHERRY shown on his left, takes good care of him! They will be going into foster care next week together!Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Wednesday, December 30, 2015