A three-legged dog beat out a three-legged cat in the race for mayor of a town in which I once toiled — Divide, Colorado.
Twenty-five dogs and cats entered the race, with each vote they received bringing in a one dollar donation to the local animal shelter, KKTV in southern Colorado reports.
In the end, elections officials report, it came down to a race between Spright, a small female mixed breed, and Walter the cat.
Spright received 4,755 votes; Walter racked up 4,213. Combined with other votes cast, the election raised $14,084 for the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter.
Divide is an unincorporated town on the north slope of Pikes Peak. (I worked there for a few summers during high school at a property development.)
Spright’s two-year term will begin with an official inauguration ceremony at noon Sunday at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter at 308 Weaverville Road in Divide. There will be a BBQ cookout for all candidates and the public.
Posted by John Woestendiek April 8th, 2010 under Muttsblog, videos.
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