Library cat outlasts councilman that wanted him gone
A city councilman is out -- and the beloved library cat he tried to chase off gets to stay, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports.
Elzie Clements, final meeting as a member of the White Settlement City Council was Tuesday night. Clements tried to have Browser, the city’s docile grey tabby library cat, fired this past summer.
Browser the cat has been living in the White Settlement Public Library for the past 6 years, ever since staff adopted him as a kitten in 2010. The staff and library goers adore him.
"Some of browsers favorite activities include napping in the staff's chairs (forcing them to sit elsewhere, of course), lounging across the computer keyboards when visitors are trying to get work done, and attending our GED classes twice a week (he's even earned his own honorary diploma!)," the library's website shared.
Then in July, a city worker apparently demanded Browser’s removal after the worker was not allowed to bring a puppy to work at City Hall. Library workers were outraged, including many people who use the library. Poor Browser didn't do anything wrong.
After the internet found out about Browser’s unfair eviction, they flooded Browser and the public library with support from all over the world!
Browser got a reprieve following the world-wide backlash, and reports say that there were still some hard feelings among council members after the cat fight.
The people had spoken, and Councilman Clements eventually ran out of his nine lives after he was defeated in a landslide in November’s election.
Mayor Ron White says as far as he’s concerned, Browser’s job title is now “Library Cat for Life.”
“Browser is still employed and will be as long as he wishes to continue his duties as mascot and reading helper for the children at the library,” White said.
Justice has been served!
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