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Two Helpless Rescued Kittens Were Colored With Permanent Markers

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This act has been considered “a horrendous act of cruelty”.

“I think it’s awful. We’ve dealt with some horrendous cruelty over the years but this is barbaric.” says the care co-ordinator of BCWRK, Katie Lloyd.

PIC FROM BCWRK/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A rescued kitten dubbed Smurf due to his blue colouring. Is dried off after a bath by BCWRKs care co-ordinator Kate Lloyd.) - Two adorable kittens coloured in with SHARPIE PENS have been rescued by kind-hearted volunteers. The terrified four-week old males, dubbed Shrek and Smurf, were daubed with green and blue permanent markers in what animal centre volunteers have branded a horrendous act of cruelty. They were found at a Bradford address by a police officer who contacted Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens BCWRK reporting a pair of blue kittens.Care co-ordinator of BCWRK Katie Lloyd assumed they were asphyxiated and packed an emergency kit containing a life-saving nebuliser. But it was only when she arrived at the scene she realised what had happened. SEE CATERS COPY.

(Picture: Caters)

“It’s not paint or spray, we reckon it’s been done with Sharpie pens,’ she added. ‘Why would you sit and colour a cat in? Both Smurf and Shrek were meticulously coloured in. Smurf had a tiny white tip on the tail and even that’s been coloured in with blue. I’ve even got it on my skin and having a real job getting it off – I’m turning into a smurf myself!” she added.

PIC FROM BCWRK/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A rescued kitten dubbed Shrek due to his green colouring. Is bathed by BCWRKs care co-ordinator Kate Lloyd.) - Two adorable kittens coloured in with SHARPIE PENS have been rescued by kind-hearted volunteers. The terrified four-week old males, dubbed Shrek and Smurf, were daubed with green and blue permanent markers in what animal centre volunteers have branded a horrendous act of cruelty. They were found at a Bradford address by a police officer who contacted Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens BCWRK reporting a pair of blue kittens.Care co-ordinator of BCWRK Katie Lloyd assumed they were asphyxiated and packed an emergency kit containing a life-saving nebuliser. But it was only when she arrived at the scene she realised what had happened. SEE CATERS COPY.

(Picture: Caters)

Despite the trauma, both kittens are both reasonably healthy. They’ve been given fluid injections, have been bottle fed, and have been through several washings. A local vet will also assess them to see what the long-term effects of the abuse will be.

“They’re not doing too badly considering,’ Katie said. ‘Smurf had breathing difficulties at 3am today but seems to be ok now. There’s no guarantee on their outcome, but we will do our absolute best.”

The adorable pair should be ready for rehoming in 6 to 8 weeks.

Source: Metro.co.uk