From Animal Shelter to Government Office, Mayor Turns One Cat’s Journey into a Charmed Life!

MICHIGAN – He just may be the ‘purr-fect’ greeter for all who visit the Woodhaven City Hall.

Having lived life in a shelter and having no place to call home, Mayor Patricia Odette decided to make an addition to the office that continues to turn heads and warm hearts.

Boo, who is a rescue cat from the Woodhaven Animal Shelter, has become a fixture in the office.

Along with city papers, documents and announcements pertaining to upcoming events, everyone who arrives to handle business also will see, “Boo,” who is the “official” city kitty.

The cat roams wherever he pleases inside the office but is in clear sight of residents who visit.

Odette explained that he has become not only popular in the building, but a comforting animal to many.

One resident even told the mayor she almost didn’t mind coming in to pay a bill because she got the chance to see Boo.

The cat appears to completely enjoy sitting in the window in Odette’s office and gazing into the outdoor rock/grassy area set up to attract other animals.

There is also is a cat, named Diesel, spending his leisure time around the employees in the Department of Public Works office.

Most who know Odette are well aware that she is an avid animal lover.

While the decision to bring a cat into the office might seem unique, it’s not at all surprising for this mayor.

She is infamous for her volunteer work with C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc., which is a nonprofit group that identifies dogs that are chained around the clock and works to make life better for each and every one them.

We mention in passing, C.H.A.I.N.E.D. stands for Continue Helping Animals In Need and Educating Dog owners.


Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:

It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.

It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.

Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.

Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.

Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.

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