The town of Divide, Colorado, soon to be the domain of an animal king.     Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Colorado Town to Elect Animal Mayor

Hedgehog, donkey are candidates

Perhaps having tired of human leadership, the town of Divide, Colorado, a hamlet of 127 residents south of Denver, is holding a mayoral race consisting of 11 animals. The candidates are a hedgehog, a cat, a horse, a donkey, a wolf, and six dogs. The winner will take over for the current mayor, an orange tabby cat named Walter. 

Of course, whoever wins the race will not hold any actual power. Though the unincorporated mountain town of Divide doesn't actually have a human mayor, the race for Animayor remains nothing more than a simple fundraiser for the Teller County Animal Shelter. Each vote costs a dollar, with all money going to the shelter. 

Voting began in February and more than $9,000 has been raised as of Monday.