Two very young kittens were rescued in England recently after being found "colored in" with marker. Rescuers believe that the pair were colored in to be used as "dog bait" in a fighting ring.
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.
Rescuers named the pair Shrek and Smurf, and have bathed the two several times already. It's a bit of a tricky process, as veterinary staff want to be sure that the ink doesn't wash into the kittens' eyes or down their throats once it's liquefied in water. BCWR is confident, however, that given enough careful bathings--and time for new fur to grow in--the marker will be gotten rid of once and for all.
Fortunately, the cats don't seem to mind all the water for now!
Homer's Heroes have taken up a collection for Shrek and Smurf's care. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to BCWR. Click here to help out!