Dyed Kitten Named Smurf And Blind BFF Wanda Find Forever Home Together

Smurf, the small cat who was dyed purple and used as a chew toy, has found a forever home with his friend Wanda.

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Their adorable friendship continues! Via Nine Lives Foundation/Facebook

Smurf and Wanda truly did find love in a hopeless place.

Smurf was found late December, dyed an indigo color, his body covered in wounds. He was taken to Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill shelter in Redwood City, California, where the doctors there believed he had been used as a chew toy. But little Smurf is a fighter and has since made a full recovery. And who has been by his side the whole time? His blind friend Wanda, who was brought to Nine Lives after a family found her shivering outside next to a garbage can.

The two cats became inseparable while at the shelter, and they were eventually adopted together by Dr. Julie Desai, one of the veterinarians who helped care for Smurf when he first arrived at Nine Lives.

Now that they’ve found their forever home, Smurf and Wanda’s everyday antics are being shared on Instagram @smurfandwanda.

Here’s a peek into ALL THE CUTENESS.

1. BFFs With An Emphasis On Forever

Happy and healthy looks good on these two.

2. A Whole New Smurf

This little prince is a survivor.

3.Snuggle Sesh

“Are we close enough? Nah. Let’s get closer.”

4. Wanda The Wanderer

Nothing stops Wanda. Not even a giant box.

5. Smurf The Superstar

His charisma is undeniable. Even when he’s sleepy!

6. Meal Time

These two are always camera-ready — even mid-bite!

7. Peek-a-Boo

Smurf and Wanda against the world.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Nine Lives Foundation has to move out of its current location and needs to find permanent homes and temporary foster homes for the cats currently living in its shelter. The non-profit shelter aims is to have all of the cats in homes by the end of May 2016. Visit the foundation’s website to adopt or foster a cat.

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    DAWN March 17, 2016 8:59 am Reply
  • Beautiful story. Thank you for being their angel and giving them a forever home.

    Joyce March 17, 2016 9:30 am Reply
  • It’s wonderful to see them looking so healthy and happy!!

    Nancy March 17, 2016 10:41 am Reply
  • Love these two. Smurf is now a free spirit along with Wanda. So happy they have a furrever home

    Laurie March 17, 2016 2:10 pm Reply
  • how cute.

    melissa March 17, 2016 7:38 pm Reply
  • Thank you to the person who adopted them both and gave them a loving home, it’s so good to see them both growing and behaving like the kittens they should be and the friends they have become, despite their start in life. Bless you, you are an angel and a true mom to these two little ones.

    Victoria B. Parisio March 17, 2016 9:35 pm Reply
  • I’m so glad they both got a forever loving home I’m absolutely disgusted with what has been happening to them been used as chew toys how could anyone do that to an animal how would they feel like it if it happened to them I have 3 cats at home and would never ever do that to any of them it is appalling what people do to animals it’s sickening and horrid and I hope the people who did this will get a death sentence as that is what they deserve then those babies will be free from harm and never be hurt again bless their hearts I’m so glad they got a loving home and owner that will treat them with care I love every animal on this planet and I think it’s disgusting the way they treat them so glad they have the best home that have tender love and care thank you to the people that rescued them and thank you to the owner who gave them love and treats them as her/his babies

    Holly March 18, 2016 10:37 am Reply
  • It’s good to see that Smurf looks less blue/purple these days. Eventually he will shed all of that dyed fur and get his natural color back. It would help using a Furminator on him….it really cleans off dead undercoat as well as topcoat. Good luck!

    Jill Hoskins March 19, 2016 2:47 am Reply
  • I love cats ,I was given a beautiful kitten when he was not as big as my hand ,I love him very much ,His great big Green eyes and totally Black ,I looked at him ,I think your name Is Simon ,and it stuck ,Last yr he passed away he was attacked by a possiom ,when ever he got hurt he would come to me and let me clean him and but antibiotic on him and the one morning he came in and laid beside me and feel to sleep purring ,I woke up and he was gone and never came back ,He told me good bye ,I miss him terribly ,But i don`t think Ill never find a good cat like he was he only used the litter box in winter other wise he was outside to go potty ,I love him very much ,
    All my life I have taken in stray animals and cared for them ,I miss Simon

    Vickie wood March 25, 2016 12:26 am Reply
  • From very sad beginnings to a happy life with your best friend in a loving home. What more could one wish for? Oh, it would have been great if the sight of Wanda had not been lost or if Smurf had not been used as a chew toy. We cannot change those facts. But the fact now is that they have each other and share loving happy times together. I have taken in many strays and loved every one of them. Each cat is a treasure! And don’t you just love to hear that contented purring?

    Victoria Dupont April 30, 2016 2:00 pm Reply

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