TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — The honorary mayor of Talkeetna is recovering at a veterinarian’s office in Wasilla.
Yes, that’s correct.
The official is Stubbs the cat, who was injured by a dog Saturday night in this quirky tourist town near Denali National Park.
Owner Lauri Stec tells KTUU that Stubbs suffered a fractured sternum and a punctured lung, and already has undergone three hours of surgery.
She’s planning to file a police report. She says the dog “needs to go away.”
Residents didn’t like the mayoral candidates years ago, so they encouraged enough people to elect Stubbs as a write-in candidate.
Although his position is honorary, Stubbs’ popularity is real, earning national stories and subsequent visits from tourists. He normally spends his days at a main street general store.