Honorary feline mayor attacked by dog recoveringSeptember 9, 2013 @ 4:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of an Alaska town, has recovered enough after a dog mauling to be released from the animal hospital.
The 16-year-old cat's owner, Lauri Stec, is making the long drive from Talkeetna to pick him up Monday. That's according to Marco Cortez, a clerk at Nagley's General Store, where Stubbs lives and where Stec is the manager.
Stubbs has been under veterinary care after being mauled by a loose dog in Talkeetna. The quirky community of 900 elected the cat in a write-in campaign 15 years ago.
The Aug. 31 attack left Stubbs with injuries including a punctured lung and a fractured sternum.
Stubbs was already popular nationally and gained even more fans outside of Alaska when news spread about the attack.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Joining the LOB
It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark
Our phones entertain us, inform us and now might protect us
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.