Dog Mauls Town's Honorary Mayor—a Cat

Alaska's 'Stubbs' might not make it

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 3, 2013 3:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – A dog attacked a cat in Alaska, and the reason this is making national headlines is because the cat happens to be the honorary mayor in the town of Talkeetna. The 16-year-old Stubbs was making his usual rounds over the weekend when the attack occurred, reports the Alaska Dispatch. The cat is now recovering at a vet's office in Wasilla, but it's not clear whether he'll survive. Stubbs had become the stuff of legend—and a tourist attraction in his own right—thanks to TV stories like this one last year on KTUU. Talkeetna's other claim to fame is nearby Mt. McKinley.

File photo of Stubbs lying on a tarp in an alley in Talkeetna, Alaska.
File photo of Stubbs lying on a tarp in an alley in Talkeetna, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Sandy Bubar, File)
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