When a stray cat in Bulgaria was discovered roaming the streets in a stunning, turquoise-like, emerald green hue, it aroused outrage and debate. The cat’s brightly colored hair was clearly out of place, and the surrounding community was alarmed and concerned that the cat may have been a victim of animal cruelty.
In addition to being a resort town for the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria is also a major tourist destination; it is not uncommon for them to have well over a million tourists every year. Bulgaria, like many other locations, has a large number of stray cats.
It’s possible that there are no other cats just like this unidentified stray cat that everyone is talking about right now, though.
Locals in Varna, Bulgaria, were understandably taken aback by the sight of this stray turquoise cat.
Assuming the cat was the victim of a cruel joke, residents formed a Facebook group named “Punishment to the perpetrator of this illegal act,” in the hopes of working together as a community to bring the abuser to justice.
Thankfully, the cat colored itself the vivid green hue by mistake, according to the local police and animal welfare group.
The cat’s green hue was revealed to be the result of it resting on a “abandoned mass of synthetic green paint in a garage,” according to the report.
Animal welfare volunteers imagined the cat licked itself a lot, which only added to the excitement as the days went on.
Several attempts were made to capture the cat in a safe and compassionate manner so that a decent wash could be provided.
However, as anybody who has worked in a stray or feral cat colony knows, you don’t just capture a cat because you want to.
Other people proposed seemingly simple remedies as the turquoise cat’s striking look went viral.
“Perhaps someone should clean up the “abandoned synthetic paint” that is in the garage it sleeps in,” one commentator suggested.
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