Beloved honorary cat mayor in small Alaska town dies at 20

In this photo provided by Sandy Bubar, Stubbs lies on a tarp in an alley in Talkeetna, Alaska, Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

By The Associated Press, July 23, 2017 

TALKEETNA, Alaska — Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

The animal’s owners announced the cat’s death late Saturday in a statement.

“Stubbs lived for 20 years and 3 months,” the family wrote. “He was a trooper until the very last day of his life; meowing at us throughout the day to pet him or to come sit on the bed with him and let him snuggle and purr for hours in our lap. Thank you, Stubbs, for coming into our lives for the past 31 months; you are a remarkable cat and we will dearly miss you. We loved the time we were allowed to spend with you.”

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