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Friendly guides in front of the BIAVI building.

More Guide Dogs Needed in Iceland

31 Mar Blindrafélagið, the Icelandic Association of the Visually Impaired (BIAVI), launched a fundraiser yesterday to ensure that more guide dogs can be brought to Iceland.

Planeload of Cats and Dogs from Afghanistan Lands at KEF Airport

2 Feb A Russian Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane, transporting dogs and cats from Afghanistan, landed at Keflavík International Airport at 5 am yesterday en route to Vancouver, Canada.

Caught in the act.

Sheep Eat Arctic Tern Eggs and Chicks

21 Jan A newly published article in the nature journal Náttúrufræðingurinn reveals that in 2019, sheep on Flatey island in Breiðafjörður fjord, West Iceland, were seen pushing an Arctic tern off its nest and eating its eggs.

Biotech Firm Ísteka’s Operating License Renewed for 16 Years

18 Jan The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to renew the operating license of the biotech firm Ísteka ehf., which produces hormonal drugs for sows from the blood of pregnant mares.

An Icelandic Sheepdog.

Fireworks Can Cause Fear Among Dogs

30 Dec New Year’s Eve is approaching — a night of fireworks and noise that can cause fear among pets.

A typical fiber optic cable mouse.

Too Many Mice for Cats to Catch

28 Nov Mouse infestation has been a problem lately in the rural areas of Árnessýsla county.

Video About Blood Mares in Iceland Causes Great Concern

23 Nov The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) is examining a video, made by AWF/TSB (Ani­mal Welfare Foundati­on/Tierschutzbund Zürich), showing blood being extracted from pregnant mares in Iceland.

Njáll’s personnel card.

Iceland Post Hires Chat Cat

20 Nov Iceland Post (Pósturinn) has hired a chat cat by the name of Njáll.

"The town of Akureyri prohibits cats from being outdoors," the caption reads.

Cats in Akureyri: Indoors or On a Leash

8 Nov A decision approved last week by the majority of the town council of Akureyri, North Iceland, has caused quite a stir.

Enjoying milk from a bottle.

Reindeer Calves Receive Attention

3 Oct Two reindeer calves, found motherless last spring, have in recent weeks delighted children and tourists in East Iceland.

Waiting for rescue.

Sheep Stuck in Snow in Severe Weather

1 Oct With the help of rescue workers, farmers at Hæli in Húnavatnshreppur district, Northwest Iceland, managed to save all their sheep that got stuck in snow in Tuesday’s blizzard.

Wally in Ireland.

Wally the Walrus Spotted in Southeast Iceland

21 Sep A visitor in Höfn, Hornafjörður fjord, Southeast Iceland, appears to be one who wreaked havoc in Ireland in the summer, causing damage to numerous boats in Cork, two of which sank.

The cover of the book about the swimming cow, Sundkýrin Sæunn.

Swimming Across Fjord at Speed of Cow

4 Sep Sæunnarsund, an annual swimming event, was held in the West Fjords last Saturday to commemorate the heroic act of the cow Sæunn that swam across the fjord in 1987.

The fox, inspecting the eruption site.

Fox Makes News at Eruption Site: Video

4 Jul Interest in the volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, is not limited to scientists, reporters and tourists.

The ram, ready to charge.

Ram Attempts Burglary in Þingvellir National Park

26 Jun When Einar Á. Sæmundsen, director of Þingvellir National Park, came to work last week, he was startled to see the signs of an attempted burglary.

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