Tiny Kentucky town elects dog as mayor – for the fourth time

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RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.

A small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its mayor. Jordie Bamforth says her 3-year-old pit bull Brynneth Pawltro beat out a cat, a chicken and a donkey, among others, to become the next mayor of Rabbit Hash, 78 miles north of Lexington.

Bobbi Kayser, who works with the town’s Historical Society, says the election started in the late 1990s as a fundraiser.

“We charge you a dollar for your vote, you vote as often as you want.”

The town is so small it doesn’t really need a mayor. The election money raised usually goes toward town improvements but this year it will be used to help repair the town’s General Store which was destroyed in an electrical fire.

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