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Kentucky therapy dog off to an early lead in Rabbit Hash mayoral race

Posted at 2:58 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 14:58:44-04

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (WLWT) — It's a battle between the pups to be the next mayor in one Northern Kentucky community.

As of right now, a nonpartisan therapy dog named Jack Rabbit leads the pack. The certified therapy dog works full-time at Children's Home of Northern Kentucky. He's set to unseat the incumbent Mayor Brynneth Pawltro, a rescued pit bull who assumed office in 2017.

His owners say the pup will use his platform to help reduce stigmas about mental health, especially mental health disorders in children.

For those unfamiliar, the small community has elected a dog mayor since the late 1990s. Every four years in Rabbit Hash, residents can "vote" for their favorite canine candidate by donating to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society. Each vote costs $1.

Click here to cast your vote.