SHARON, Wis., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Residents of a small Wisconsin town said the tabby cat living in Village Hall is more than a mascot, he's the village's unofficial mayor.
Freddy the cat, who took up residence in Sharon's Village Hall three or four summers ago, was adopted by residents as the town's mayor and he makes daily official visits to the post office and several local restaurants, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday.
"This is his town," Sharon Postmaster Scott Vinke said. "Everyone looks out for him. If he's crossing the street, everybody stops and gives him the right of way. He's the mayor."
Residents said they enjoy being greeted by the mayor when they visit Village Hall.
"I think it's great, but then I'm a cat lover," said Harriet Theige, a resident who stopped by the building to pay property taxes.