Some of you will no doubt remember an April article of ours that revealed the presidential intentions of Stump the cat. Located just doors down from Donald Trump's campaign office, Stump had garnered the support of many local people who were keen to see the fierce feline in charge of the Oval Office. The campaign was, of course, played for laughs, but it hasn't stopped a variety of other animals from trying it out themselves. Today, we'd like to introduce Dolly, a kitty with only one agenda: to "fix" America.
Based in Pittsburgh and currently a mascot for Western Pennsylvanian charity WearWoof, Dolly is a cat on a mission. Her campaign slogan, #FixAmerica, may sound similar to that of other hopefuls in the race to become President, but don't be fooled – Dolly isn't keen on getting her paws dirty, but instead wants to see pet parents across the country choosing to spay and neuter their animals. As if that wasn't noble enough, all donations made to the campaign will be used to offer low-cost neutering and spaying services to owners as well as tackle the issue of stray and feral cats that breed uncontrollably.
Not a big public speaker, Dolly allowed campaign manager and WearWoof founder Nancy Lee to talk to The Huffington Post about her intentions for office:
"Health and behavior aside, spay-neuter is essential to reducing the number of unwanted animals entering shelters every year," Lee explained. The APCA estimates that some 2.7 million unwanted animals are euthanized each year, a figure that charities are keen to reduce. Luckily for Dolly, a shelter took her in, and her talent for diplomacy was nurtured; she now resides at a clothing store that funds many of WearWoof's projects.
The final word must go to Dolly: "The economy that I'm the most interested in is the Charitable Economy. Although we cats rule the Internet, and Americans spend over $60 billion a year on pet products and services, only a couple percent of the $300+ billion dollars donated to all charitable causes every year in the U.S. go to animal causes."
Good luck, Dolly – we'll be rooting for you!