Sunday, July 23, dead Stubbs the cat, honorary mayor of Talkeetna terrain in Alaska. He was 20 years old, CNN reports.
Stubbs was elected honorary mayor of Talkeetna in 1997, while still a kitten. The owner of the animal Lori Stack put his candidacy into a joke. However, all voters in Talkeetna, which has a population of about 900 people voted for the cat. With unusual head residents of the locality decided to attract tourists.
The residence of the mayor was located in the store, where he worked his mistress. This place was popular among tourists and local residents. In 2012, Stubbs was re-elected to his post. In 2013, he was attacked by a dog and suffered serious injuries. However, the cat survived and returned to his duties.
The story of Stubbs has been widely reported in the media, but according to its owners, the cat did not like to appear before the cameras. In 2015, in old age, is he altogether withdrew from public life. After the death of Stubbs his masters hinted that another one of their kittens named Denali can take on his role.