This past December, a tiny kitten was found abandoned in a box in San Jose, California. He was hurting, emaciated, and for unknown reasons, dyed blue.
The kitten, who was named Smurf, was taken to the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City. They saved him from being euthanized, which was considered due to the extent of his injuries: he only weighed one pound, and had puncture wounds covering his body. It is thought that little Smurf was used as live bait for dogfighting.
Don’t worry, this story gets better! The little blue kitten is now recovering beautifully. And speaking of beautiful, he’s looking less smurf-like every single day. The kitty’s soft, natural grey fur is growing in, making those stunning green eyes stand out even more. See?
And who’s that black-and-white furball in the background? Smurf’s new best friend, Wanda! She is a blind kitty who found happiness and comfort in the Smurf’s company–and the feeling is mutual.
The two sweethearts were in medical foster care and were expected to enter regular foster care in the middle of January, according to an article by Fox KTVU. The story also states that the pair will remain forever friends and will be adopted out together, probably within the next several months.
Until then, Smurf and Wanda are continuing to recover in company and comfort. They’re loving the new life that they’re able to spend together, thanks to the amazing folks at the Nine Lives Foundation!
SMURF & WANDA enjoying their new papoose today – these 2 are very spoiled! Check out Smurf’s GREY fluffy hair coat slowly coming in! One happy healthy boy. Both Smurf and Wanda getting stronger every day….#smurfandwanda #cats #spay #neuter #adopt
Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
If you’re a kitty lover living in California, The Nine Lives Foundation has tons of cats who need loving homes, all with their own unique stories. Check out their Facebook page to see who’s up for adoption and get updates on Smurf and Wanda.
(Featured images adapted from the Nine Lives Foundation via Facebook.)