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Kittens covered in yellow paint and abandoned at side of road city of Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province


What kind of sick person painted these kittens yellow? Rob Waugh

Friday 27 Mar 2015 11:11 am

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Yue You Meng, 27, said she heard the kittens calling when she was walking down the road in Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province (Picture CEN) Two kittens were found covered head-to-toe in yellow paint inside a cardboard box at the side of a road. Vets had to work for hours to save the creatures, whose eyes were stuck closed with paint. It’s not clear why the creatures had been painted – or who had left them there. Yue You Meng, 27, said she heard the kittens calling when she was walking down the road in Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province. She said: ‘I realised the sound was coming from a cardboard box and when I opened it up I saw the two kittens inside covered in sticky yellow paint. The kittens were treated by vets and have made a full recovery (Picture CEN) Vets had to work for hours to save the creatures, whose eyes were stuck closed with paint (Picture CEN) ‘It had almost dried and their legs were stuck together, they were stuck together, and even their eyes had been closed by the paint. They were really in a pitiful state so I picked the box of and took them home where I tried to clean off some of the paint.’ Vets had to work for hours to clean the animals. ‘They are better now and can walk around and don’t seem to have suffered any permanent damage to their eyes or ears but they still look really poorly because they had so much fur cut off. ‘But they are very resilient, and despite the bad start in life, already starting to play around with each other like ordinary kittens.’ China has no animal cruelty laws so police are not investigating the incident. It’s unclear whether the kittens were accidentally covered in paint and abandoned or deliberately targeted before being dumped.

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