SEATTLE—City Hall is going to the…cats? Friday July 10 was the second annual Kitty Hall takeover, by proclamation of the mayor. The office was overrun with kittens in an event aimed at promoting pet adoption, and the mayor’s office has since deemed the day a success.
Eleven kittens were on loan from the Seattle Animal Shelter and plenty of humans showed up too, eager to take part in this fun and worthy cause. Mayor Ed Murray was happy to turn his podium over to these fluffy show stealers, officially renaming his headquarters as part of the campaign. Murray and his husband also spent some time cuddling a new friend at the mayor’s desk.
The mayor’s proclamation read:
“Seattle has more households with cats than with dogs or children, further proving that cats are the ultimate household companion.”
It goes on to list why cats are so awesome and invites cat enthusiasts to head to the shelter to find their new companion.
Mayoral spokeswoman Megan Coppersmith later confirmed that many of the Kitty Hall felines went on to find forever homes after the event, including one who’s adoption page now reads “retiring from political life.”