NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) -
"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.
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 !Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Sunday, January 3, 2016
SMURF'S daily update!From all of us at Nine Lives we thank all of you for your generous support of our mission to save kittens like SMURF & WANDA! Your donations of canned food & baby food arrive every day & we are overwhelmed by the love we feel from people all over the country & around the world! SMURF continues to improve & his wounds are healing well! We hope that he and WANDA are able to go to their foster home this week! We will have them return to Nine Lives on weekends as often as possible for visitors! We will keep you posted!Thank you again for all of your support! We promise to give weekly if not daily updates from his foster home!WANDA has taken on a purple hue from snuggling with SMURF! Check out her under belly... :)Posted by Nine Lives Foundation on Monday, January 4, 2016