A Colorado town is replacing its top cat with a top dog.
As Walter the 3 legged cat’s two year term as mayor of the rural town of Divide, Colorado drew to a close in recent weeks 11 candidates vied for the position. All 11 candidates were animals, including cats, dogs, a donkey, a horse, a wolf and a hedgehog.
The election is run biennially to benefit the TCRAS (Teller County regional Animal Shelter), a nonprofit, no-kill shelter serving the animal population of the county. Each vote costs a dollar, and all monies go to support the shelter.
By the time the votes were counted earlier this week, about $12,000 had been raised and bloodhound dog Pa Kettle was Divide’s new mayor.
The cute video report below, made before voting closed on Tuesday, tells about the election and some of the candidates.
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