Jordan Posted April 27, 2016 Share Posted April 27, 2016 'Coloured In' Kittens Rescued By Police Four-week-old Shrek and Smurf are recovering after being subjected to the "shocking" and "dreadful act of cruelty". A pair of kittens have been rescued after being "coloured in" by what a rescue charity believes to be a permanent marker pen. Smurf and Shrek, who are around four weeks old, were handed in to the Bradford Cat Watch Rescue after being found by police in a house in the area. The charity believes the terrible markings were not made by children and described the incident as a "shocking" and "dreadful" act of cruelty. Cats lick their fur for grooming purposes and Katie Lloyd of BCWR was concerned that the kittens might be poisoned as a result of taking in the ink. Ms Lloyd said: "We often consider ourselves to be unshockable ... we have dealt with most situations, but this is a first. "This is a dreadful act of cruelty and who knows what untold damage this may have caused. "We have sought veterinary advice and I have just contacted the poisons unit to ascertain what would be safe to use on them to try to remove the ink. "The police have just called for an update on the kittens and to tell us there is no mummy cat in the property - they were present due to another animal welfare issue involving a dog and drug related offences." The kittens have been taking milk since being brought into the sanctuary and are in a better state than they were. Ms Lloyd added: "They are now much brighter ... in personality. The colour is fading and they are now taking their feeds well." The charity is not at present looking to rehome the kittens because, Ms Lloyd told Sky News, "we're not yet sure if they'll survive". She has suggested instead that anyone looking to help could make a donation to BCWR. SOURCE: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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