Oh dear oh DEAR.
A black cat [with a white spot on its chest] escaped from a plane today at Reykjavík airport. The plane was en route from Denmark to the USA.
The poor thing is now wandering the streets of Reykjavík, thinking that America is nothing like the pictures.
All joking aside, though, this is a pretty serious matter. Animals are not allowed to enter Iceland until they’ve been in quarantine for a while, due to the risk of rabies or other infection. Happily there are no rabies in Iceland – and we’d like to keep it that way. [Even if it means, sadly, that horses that are transported abroad – even to compete – cannot come back to Iceland afterward.]
Anyway, that poor cat, whose name is Nuki and who is female, is now on the lam in Reykjavík. People are asked to keep a lookout and to call 112 if they find her. They’re also being asked NOT to let her into their homes if there are other animals there.
Compounding the problem is that Nuki is apparently afraid of people [a “scaredycat”] so she may be hard to capture.
Not sure what the fate of Nuki will be if or when she is caught, but I suspect she will have to be put down since, well, that’s kind of the Icelandic way.
A very sad story, all around.
[nb the pic is nicked from the report I linked to above and is not actually of Nuki.]