From Iceland — Cat’s Death Requires Police Investigation

Cat’s Death Requires Police Investigation

Published May 22, 2013

Rex Beckett

Police are required to investigate the matter of a cat that was found shot to death in Bolungarvík, Vísir reports.
Yesterday a 7-year old girl found the cat’s body in the town harbour, appearing to have been shot. It had been missing for three days and the girl recognised it from seeing it around her neighbourhood before. Her father, Reimar Vilmundarson, told the site that a man was seen down by the beach hunting mink on the same day the cat was found, but denied having shot the cat when approached by some children.
Research on such cases conducted by Vísir indicates that police must investigate all cases where animals have been subjected to violence. However, as of present, police in the Northwest district where the incident occurred have not launched an investigation.
Reimar says that the most unfortunate part is that no one has admitted to this and that his daughter deserves an apology for the traumatic discovery.
*Pictured cat is unrelated to the story

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