A small kitten was lying on the steps of the animal shelter that did not look like anything they had ever seen. The abused, purple cat was on the verge of death and needed immediate care.
This little pup was found on the steps of the shelter. He was beaten, abused and painted purple.
They brought in a two-month-old kitten and were shocked to see its body covered with scars.
The San Jose Animal Shelter decided not to euthanize the kitten and instead contacted the Nine Lives Foundation.
Veterinarian Monica Rudiger saw Smurf’s wounds. she knew the cat had been used as bait to train dogs to fight.
Smurf’s life was full of fear and pain, but now he was on his way to recovery.
The spirit of the poor kitten has never been broken, it will go a long way in the recovery process. No one knew how long it would take, but the Nine Lives Foundation was determined to do everything possible to help Smurf recover.