'Smurf' kitten used as chew toy makes friends with blind cat

A kitten nicknamed 'Smurf' because it was dyed blue-purple from head to paw and was likely used as a chew toy for other dogs has become friends with a blind cat at the shelter that rescued them.

A good Sunday morning to everyone! SMURF is bright eyed today & eating like a champ! SMURF and his blind roommate WANDA thank you for all of the baby food! Please keep it coming...SMURF and WANDA have become inseparable! SMURF seen here giving WANDA her daily massage. Listen closely for the purring...it will warm your heart !


"I've seen a lot of animals used as bait for other animals, it looks to me like he was used as a chew toy," said Monica Rudiger with the shelter.

"He obviously wasn't killed by the dog or whatever animal it was but he was pretty badly injured."

The 8-week-old was rescued in San Jose and brought to the shelter on Dec. 28 with bite wounds all over its body.

He was found in a box of purple rags and lemon peels.