The Shocking Story of Smurf & Shrek
In April 2016 BCWR was the centre of a media storm surrounding two kittens..
“The police arrived earlier with these two kittens who I can only describe as four to five week old who have been ‘coloured in’ most probably with a permanent marker.
This is a dreadful act of cruelty and who knows what untelling 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 kitties are now going for a bath”.
Their story was gathered international attention – some of the coverage is listed below, but you may well find even more via your favorite search engine!
- Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Centre takes in kittens Smurf and Shrek who were coloured in with marker pens – Telegraph & Argus
- These kittens were coloured with pens ready to be thrown to savage dogs in Bradford ‘˜sport’ – Yorkshire Evening Post
- Kittens named Smurf and Shrek after being ‘coloured in’ blue and green by yobs – The Telegraph
- Epic Rescue of Two Kittens Who Were Dyed With Markers to Be Used as Bait for Fighting Dogs – One Green Planet
- Who would do this to a tiny kitten? Four-week-old cats nicknamed Smurf and Shrek were coloured in with permanent markers by their ‘barbaric’ owners – Daily Mail
- Kittens rescued after being coloured in with marker pens nicknamed Smurf and Shrek – Mirror
- Police Searched A House And Were Horrified To Discover Two Kittens Covered In Permanent Ink – Holidog Times
- Bradford coloured-in kittens bathed to help wash out ink
- Kittens Found Covered In Ink May Have Been ‘Bait’ In Cruel Blood Sport