Would you elect HER mayor of your town?

posted by Kevin Rush - 

So this tiny town in Kentucky, known as Rabbit Hash has just elected...for a FOURTH time...a DOG as the mayor of the town!!  The dog has some tough competition...he was up against a cat, a chicken, a donkey and a little boy!

The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky has a new mayor and he'd really love it if you gave him a bone. No, seriously! For the fourth time in the town's history, a dog has been elected mayor. Brynneth Pawltro the pit bull beat out a cat, the chicken, a donkey and a little boy to nab the position. 

It turns out having an animal in charge was a way to raise money for the town, which is home to 315 people. "It started in the late 1990s as a fundraiser," Bobbi Kayser, who works with the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, explains. "We charge you a dollar for your vote and you vote as often as you want."

Money raised from the elections go to local improvements and repairs. This time around, the proceeds helped to repair the General Store, which was damaged in a fire last year. 

This seems pretty cool once you read more about it, and come to think of it...would we all be a little better off if our politicians were comprised of dogs, cats and well...I guess a bunch are already chickens and definitely donkeys!

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