The organization Villikettir aims to improve the lives of feral and stray cats.

Cat tortured in Hafnarfjörður

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Golden Retriever Þór, enjoying physical therapy.

Physical Therapy for Animals

26 Jul At the Garðabær Animal Hospital, a short distance from Reykjavík, animals can now get physical therapy.

Narcotic detection dog at work.

New Police Dog Trainer Hired

22 Jul A new trainer has been hired to head the training of narcotic detection dogs in Iceland, according to Minister of Justice Sigríður Á. Andersen.

This is a raccoon, but not the exact raccoon in question.

Presence of raccoon in Reykjanes still a mystery

22 Mar The Icelandic Food and Veterinary authority have sent the carcass of the raccoon killed in Hafnir in Reykjanes earlier this week for dissection to the University of Iceland.

The raccoon was living in some sort of burrow or hole in the ground near Hafnir.

Raccoon found- and killed in Reykjanes, South-West Iceland

21 Mar A raccoon was caught near Hafnir in Reykjanes yesterday. The animal was living in a burrow there. Raccoons are not native to Iceland but have been spotted here before.

Flocks of ravens are being too noisy.

Ravens keeping people up in East Iceland

3 Feb People in the town of Egilsstaðir in East Iceland have been asked by city authorities to stop feeding the ravens. Ravens have become somewhat of a plague in the northern part of the town, keeping to the trees and lampposts and screeching all night long.

Icelandic reindeer in winter.

Warning: Reindeer traffic in East and South East Iceland

14 Dec The Iceland Road Administration and the East Iceland Nature Research Centre would like to warn drivers to look out for reindeer crossing roads in East and South East Iceland.

The seal is suffering from shortage of breath as a blue rope has become tangled around her neck.

Rescue attempted of seal with rope around its neck

6 Sep 2017 A rope is tightly woven around the neck of a seal cow at Surtsey island off the South coast of Iceland. Several attempts have been made at trying to help the animal but it's too scared and keeps swimming out to sea.

Örvar seems unperturbed by the arrow protruding from his chest.

Seagull flies from Iceland and back with an arrow in its chest

23 May 2017 A black-headed gull nicknamed Örvar (Arrow) due to an arrow stuck in his chest has again been spotted in Borgarnes, West Iceland, after disappearing to warmer shores during the winter.

Einhyrningur, the one horned ram made world headlines recently after we ran a story on him.

Iceland's "unicorn" not the only unicorn found in Iceland

10 May 2017 Icelandic ram "Einhyrningur", which means "Unicorn" has only one corn on his head and made world headlines. It now turns out that sixty years ago, another one horned ram was born in Iceland.

Coco the dog that got lost in North Iceland.

Video: Drones search for lost dog in North Iceland

22 Dec 2016 Coco the dog got lost when her owner was walking her earlier in the week in Dalvík, North Iceland. A great number of locals participated in the search for Coco, as well as the local Association for Search and Rescue teams who used a drone for the search.

New wave of cat poison killings in Iceland?

12 Dec 2016 Reports have been received of six cats having recently been killed in the Greater Reykjavik municipality of Hafnarfjörður after ingesting cat food spiked with anti-freeze.

Prímadonna is in good shape and taking great care of her newborn calf.

Oldest cow in Iceland bears a calf

21 Nov 2016 A famous 23 year old Galloway cow in Aðaldalur, North Iceland just gave birth to a calf, sea grey in colour as it's called in Icelandic.

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