Dog injures Stubbs, honorary mayor in AlaskaSeptember 3, 2013 @ 9:59 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - For the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, a weekend dogfight was less political, more literal.
Mayor Stubbs the cat is recovering at a veterinarian's office in Wasilla after being injured by a dog Saturday night in the quirky tourist town near Denali National Park.
Owner Lauri Stec tells KTUU ( http://is.gd/iA9lcw) that Stubbs suffered a fractured sternum and a punctured lung, and already has undergone three hours of surgery.
Stec is planning to file a police report. She says the would-be assassin "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.
Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com
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