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

(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.