From Iceland — Mysterious Cat Deaths Plague South Iceland Town

Mysterious Cat Deaths Plague South Iceland Town

Published August 11, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Nátthaga Bengalkettir Facebook Page

Half a dozen cats have died of mysterious circumstances in just the past week, and police and veterinary officials are investigating.

Vísir reports that police were called out to the scene of the third cat death in Hveragerði in the past few days. Sources close to Vísir say there have been six cat deaths in about the past week or so, and it is strongly suspected that poison has played a part.

While the cat’s bodies are being examined by veterinary investigators, Aðalstein Magnússon, the owner of the cat who most recently died, reported finding a strange blue fish fillet near his house on Sunday, and that birds have been dying around the houses of his neighbours. Police confirmed that the fish was also being examined.

“I don’t really know what to say,” Aðalstein said. “I am so angry and hurt at the same time. Either there is some very sick individual in our town who’s having fun killing animals, or he tossed this [fish] up onto the roof to kill seagulls but it fell to the ground. Whatever it is, it’s not smart.”

Police are investigating with the aid of veterinary officials.

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