Alaskan town's mayoral cat is recovering after dog attack

09/5/2013 | CNN

Stubbs, a cat who has held the title of mayor in Talkeetna, Alaska, since kittenhood, is breathing without aid after a chest tube was removed. Stubbs is recovering after being mauled by a dog, and the injuries included a broken sternum, punctured lung and 5-inch cut. The tabby won election to the largely symbolic post through write-in votes. "He's the mayor, it's not a joke. I know it's ridiculous, but the town is run really well," resident Ashley Kearns said.

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