Politics are gone to dogs: Dogs and cats contesting elections in a small town in California to become the mayor

Contributed by Roy Denish

A small town in the outskirts of Los Angeles may have a new mayor very soon who is not a human being but four-legged animals: a dog or a cat.

The effort to elect an animal in the mountain town of Idyllwild is being spearheaded by a group called Animal Rescue Friends, known as ARF. Sixteen animals, including 14 dogs and two cats, have been nominated to contest the election that is scheduled to be held in June this year.

“In this unique election, the amount of money raised for each candidate will determine the final outcome,” a spokeswoman for the group was quoted in the valley Chronicle. “People would vote [with] their wallets,” Janice Murasko was quoted.

The dogs are the strong contenders to win the elections because “the cat party” was not able to field more candidates. The election will be held on June 11-13 at the main post office at Idyllwild.

A flyer by the ARF said, “dogs and cats aren’t politicians; they don’t know the rhetoric, revenge, cheating, lying and taxation.”

A canine named Chip owned by a deli operator is projected to win the race.

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