The world's most famous feline mayor remains in critical condition today after being mauled by a dog while strolling through his hometown of Talkeetna, Alaska.
Last Saturday, while greeting constituents and surveying the streets near his homebase at Nagley's General Store, Stubbs was reportedly attacked by a "mean dog" and left for dead.
His owner, Laurie Stec, was informed of the incident and immediately put together a search party to find her wounded pet.
Stubbs was discovered hours later hiding in an abandoned structure near the general store.
He had sustained a deep gash, a punctured lung, and a crushed sternum, and was rushed to a vet in Wasilla, some 70 miles away.
There, staffers dressed his wounds, hooked him up to life support, and fitted with a compression jacket.
Stec's medical expenses have surpassed $2,000, but she says Stubbs is more than worth it.
"[H]e’s just a really cool cat," she told the Alaska Dispatch.
An attempt to locate the dog or its owner were unsuccessful, but Stec says she plans to file a report with animal control in an effort to have the animal removed from Talkeetna.
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