Alaska town says cat mayor is purr-fect

Jul 16, 2012, 07:34 IST | Agencies

The mayor of a sleepy US town is feline fine

The part-Manx cat clawed his way on to the political scene of Talkeetna, Alaska, through a write-in campaign shortly after he was born 15 years ago.

Residents didn’t like the mayoral candidates years ago, so they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs as a write-in candidate.


Cat’s whiskers: Stubbs

The town has nearly 900 residents. His election earned him enough press to catapult the town at the base of Mount McKinley into a tourist destination. Residents say they’re happy that their stubby-tailed mayor is promoting tourism.

The general store where Stubbs hangs out, says it gets dozens of tourists a day asking for him.

 

Did you know?
The town of Sharon, Wisconsin, USA has a feline mayor called Freddie. Freddie, the tubby cat, began living in Sharon’s Village Hall three 
or four years ago and 
residents have dubbed him the mayor.

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