TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) Sad news to report from Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat has passed away.
According to a release from Nagley's store, the unofficial Mayor of Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat passed away in his sleep Thursday night.
The release states Stubbs was 20-years-old.
As Stubbs grew older his public appearances at the store became less frequent. "The last time Stubbs was in the store; he got to snuggle with the employees and relax after a good long days’ work," the release reports.
Stubbs served as the town’s unofficial mayor since 1997.
The Spone Family has asked for privacy during this time, but wrote in a statement they are accepting cards and letters to put into a memory book to eventually display at the store.
The mailing address is provided below:
Mayor Stubbs/Nagley’s Store
PO Box 413
Talkeetna, AK 99676