On Brazil’s tropical island of cats, virus led to starvation – Chicago Tribune

The roughly 250 cats on the island trace their origins to a couple who were the only residents some two decades ago, Puchalski, 47, explained. They decamped, leaving behind their two cats to do what most creatures, left to their own devices on a deserted island, would do. As the cat population grew, people took notice, and some believed they’d found a repository for an urban scourge: unwanted and stray cats.