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.