The city of Starkville has elected its first-ever pet mayor.
During the nearly 20-day voting period, residents of the Golden Triangle city took the polls by storm and voted to elect Buster Camp as the town’s inaugural pet mayor.
Buster Camp, who will be an ambassador of goodwill for Starkville for two years, has already made his first public appearance as an elected official and will continue to meet his constituents at upcoming events in the city — such as the unWINE Downtown event taking place this weekend.
Starkville Main Street Director Paige Watson is touting the results of the town’s inaugural pet election as a huge success, especially for the local humane society.
“We were able to donate a $3,000 check to the Starkville Humane Society,” Watson said on Good Things with Rebecca Turner. “It was seriously a win-win for everybody.”
Starkville also welcomed Natty to be the town’s first “chief of pawlice” (chief of police) and Sami to serve as “fur chief” (fire chief).
Pet Mayor Buster Camp will be joined by his “Board of Pawldermen” (Board of Aldermen) pictured below.