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A dog and a goat have helped raise money to renovate a community playground in the town of Fair Haven, Vermont. What makes this couple different is that the dog is the mayor and the goat is the former mayor.
Fair Haven residents elected Lincoln the goat as mayor in 2018. Murfee the Cavalier King Charles spaniel is the current mayor.
The couple has raised a total of about $30,000 (¥3.1 million) to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids involved in the community. The town chipped in another $20,000 (¥2.1 million).
The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money came from a local town manager. The pets serve as honorary mayors.
Ironically, Murfee is not welcome on the playground. There is a “No dogs allowed” sign.
“Murfee is going to take that up with the town,” said his owner, Linda Barker, with a chuckle. (AP)
This article was provided by The Japan Times Alpha.