The Black Sea resort community of Varna, Bulgaria had an odd cat conundrum late last year that had everyone either puzzled or outraged. A beloved stray cat that wandered the town started becoming a lot more noticeable when it turned a vibrant shade of emerald green.
Originally, the community had thought some vandal had cruelly spray painted the cat such a vibrant color, leading the up-in-arms animal community of Varna to the set up of the 'Punishment to the Perpetrator of This Criminal Act' Facebook page in order to find those responsible.
However, over the past few weeks, the mystery has finally been solved.
It was not some rapscallion that painted the cat, but the cat herself. The cause of this stray's unique coloring was determined to be an accidental consequence of its poor life decisions and desire for a soft place to sleep.
The stray cat was followed by a concerned citizen trying to catch the vandal, as the paint only seemed to be getting worse, but they discovered no vandal. Instead they found the stray had taken to sleeping on a pile of abandoned green paint scrapings in a garage.
The cat has since been washed several times by several different concerned local families in effort to remove the paint. Though the shocking color has faded some, it is still there. The cat's natural grey and orange fur is showing through, but with noticeable accents of green.
The stray disappeared for several days after the bulk of the color was removed, likely flustered from the random baths, but has since been seen around town with an orange cat believed to be her son. However he color scheme has not faded any further, leading many to believe it is permanent. The owner of the garage has promised that the synthetic green paint has been "cat-proofed" so this whole fiasco of unwarranted outrage doesn't happen again.