Meet Tuxedo Stan.
He’s running for mayor of Halifax.
Not Cat Mayor.
“The reason I got into politics was to convince Halifax Council that we need a program to deal with the cat problem in our municipality. My brothers and sisters are starving, freezing to death in winter and reproducing at an alarming rate. We need a program to address these problems. We need a low cost spay and neuter clinic. We need a comprehensive Trap-Neuter-Return and Care program. We need a sanctuary for homeless strays to live out their in comfort. WE NEED A MAYOR WHO CARES…BECAUSE NEGLECT ISN’T WORKING!!! Vote Tuxedo Stan.”
Stan can’t legally become mayor, but that hasn’t stopped him from garnering a small but passionate following in the Halifax community.
If he’s lucky, he might end up like Honorary Mayor Stubbs of Talkeeta, Alaska. Stubbs, a fellow feline, was elected by the 900-person historical district 15 years ago. He remains a well-loved political figure.
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