Skip to comments.Talkeetna 'Honorary Mayor,' Stubbs the Cat, Claws Way to Recovery
Posted on 09/03/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
The honorary cat mayor of Talkeetna continues to claw his way to recovery Tuesday after being attacked by a dog.
"Mayor" Stubbs, a cat, was jokingly given the title shortly after his birth in 1997. The title eventually led to stardom after Channel 2 shared the story in 2012.
Lauri Stec is Stubbs' owner and a general manager of West Rib Pub and Grill in the tourist town down the road from Denali State Park. She says the cat is recovering at the Big Lake-Susitna Veterinary Hospital after the weekend attack, which left Stubbs with a punctured lung among other injuries, but much won't be known about his condition until veterinarians remove chest tubes.
"Right now they really have him very heavily sedated because he's in so much pain," Stec said. "They probably won't pull the chest tubes until tomorrow."
Stec was at home late Saturday evening when she got a call about Stubbs.
The cat was attacked by a dog, and Stec and others in the community searched for him until shortly after 11 p.m., when he finally came out of hiding to the owner's calls.
"He knows me, so he came out," she said.
Stec said the offending dog was not picked up by animal control because it happened late Saturday evening, but she plans to file a report after Labor Day.
"As far as I'm concerned he needs to go away," she said about the dog.
The would-be dog assassin is in hiding, Stec said, and Stubbs is recovering at a veterinarian's office in Wasilla. The cat's other injuries include a fractured sternum, which already required a three-hour surgery.
"All I can say right now is he's holding his own," Stec said Monday.
Donations toward Stubbs' medical bills are being taken on an Indiegogo website[.]
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Get well soon, Stubbs!
*laugh* Thanks for that. All outraged about the bloody dog and couldn’t help but grin at that pic. :)
It’s Alaska...............EVERYthing is bigger there [sorry Texans]
Bigfoot has been found.
Poor kitty. Get well soon. Is there a kitty equivalent of chicken soup?
Tuna juice, methinks.
With catnip and salt on the glasses rim
Dogs are just evil. Get well kitty kitty ! And stay safe (indoors if possible!).
What you talkin' 'bout?
What the heck do they need ice for? ;)
Ironically the West Rib Pub and Grill has no ribs on its menu.
Life is cruel.
Speedy recovery to Mayor “Mr. Stubbs” The Cat. :)=^..^=
Yeah,...get well soon Stubbs!
You can’t keep a good kitty down,...after all, he has his mayoral responsibilities.
Oh, geez....poor sweet baby. That kills me. Prayers for the fast recovery of one of God’s little creatures.
I hear he’s considering a run for governor.
I despise cat killing dogs.....i hope they find it and kill it immediately.
Run for Governor!!!! For get that; I say he should go for the white house. Honestly could he do any worst then the likely candidates the major parties are going to make us choose from??
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