We met Stubbs, the cat who is the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, when we were browsing in one of the shops in Talkeetna in July, 2013. Stubbs was adapted by the manager of Nagley’s General Store in 1997 and has served as honorary Mayor for 16 years.
Stubbs is now recovering from a dog attack that occurred on August 31. We found out about the attack by accident when Henry came across an article in the Wall Street Journal from October 15 about Stubbs.
After the attack Stubbs spent nine days in a veterinary hospital and is now recuperating in a room above the general store. People from all over the world have donated money to help pay for his hospital bills.
After reading the article in the Wall Street Journal, I did a search and found other articles about the attack in USA Today, Time and the Anchorage Daily News. Here’s links to those articles.
Wall Street Journal: Mayor of Alaskan Town is a Cat
USA Today: Honorary Cat Mayor of Alaska Town Grabs Hearts Globally
Time: Alaska Town’s Cat Mayor Attacked by Dog
Anchorage Daily News: Dog Attack Returns Talkeetna’s Cat Mayor to National Spotlight
Stubbs also has his own Facebook Page: StubbsMayorCat
One thought on “Stubbs the Cat, Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska”
I remember Stubbs. Poor baby. I’m glad he is going to be alright.
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