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Bay Area kitten dyed blue, likely used as doggie chew toy rescued

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A kitten likely used as a chew toy for a dog is on the road to recovery after being rescued by the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City. Here's a look at raw video of "Smurf" and the many injuries he's recovering from. (KGO-TV )

A kitten, likely used as a chew toy for a dog, is on the road to recovery Thursday afternoon.

The Nine Lives Foundation posted a video of Smurf playing with his two new friends, and feeling much better.

The 8-week-old kitten dyed indigo was found with 20 deep puncture wounds and dropped off at a San Jose, Calif. rescue shelter.

Smurf will undergo surgery next week to repair his wounds.

He's making quick friends with "Cherry," another cat and they will placed in foster care next week together.
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