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The Today File

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September 3, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Stubbs, honorary Talkeetna mayor, injured by dog

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.

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