Two very young kittens were rescued in England recently after being found “colored in” with marker. Why anyone would do this to an animal is unimaginable, but luckily these two were found and received a bath immediately!
Police took the kittens to the Bradford Cat Watch Rescue (BCWR), where they were determined to be only around 4 or 5 weeks old. “Here at BCWR KITTENS we often consider ourselves to be unshockable … we have dealt with most situations but this is a first,” Katie Jane, a rescuer with the group, wrote on Facebook.
The kittens had been colored with a marker from head to toe.
The named them Shrek and Smurf, and they gave them a bath immediately to try and remove the ink from their fur.
Amazingly after everything they’ve gone through, the kittens didn’t appear to mind the bath.
It’s as if they knew they were getting the help they needed.
The ink smelled like it could be a type of permanent marker, and they didn’t want to get the ink in the kittens’ eyes or mouths. Shrek and Smurf were bathed two times and will likely need more baths.
We have no idea why someone colored these kittens with marker, but at least now no one will ever be able to harm them again.
If you’d like to help Smurf and Shrek, you can donate to their cause on the BCWR donation page.