Hail to the cat?
Jinx, a black cat with a massive social media following on TikTok, will serve as mayor of Hell, Michigan for one day on Sunday.
In Hell, located about 60 miles west of Detroit, people can request to serve as mayor of the town before being “impeached” at the end of the day. The experience costs $ 100, MLive reported.
Reverend Vonn, the official minister of Hell, Michigan, told USA TODAY that Jinx will be Hell’s first pet mayor.
“We’re so excited,” she said. “It’s our first animal.”
She added that Jinx’s upcoming tenure has also inspired other pet owners to get their animals involved in politics.
“I’ve gotten a lot of mayor inquiries, and somebody actually sent an inquiry saying ‘That won’t do. My dog is jealous, ‘”Vonn said. “They want their dog to be mayor in a month or so.”
Jinx’s owner, Mia, confirmed on the streaming platform Twitch this week that “Jinx will officially be the mayor of Hell for one whole day.
“Jinx is going to be mayor. I don’t know how that’s going to work, but we will find out, “she said.
“It’s going to be big, guys. It’s going to be huge, “she said.
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Mia and Jinx live in California, so Jinx will serve in her mayoral role remotely, MLive reported.
Mia told the outlet that she rescued Jinx in 2018. She declined to give her last name to the outlet. USA TODAY has reached out for additional information.
“I came home early from a football game. I was supposed to be home much later. I heard meowing in my backyard and discovered her. She was super tiny, only about 3 weeks old, ”she said.
Jinx is popular on Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms, with accounts featuring the black cat garnering hundreds of thousands of followers.
Jinx is not the only animal to serve as a mayor in the US A dog named Parker was voted honorary mayor of Georgetown, Colorado, KKTV reported.