A library’s mascot in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, is being let go after a controversial vote.
Browser, the cat the library adopted six years ago when he was just a kitten, has 30 days to find a new home after a vote passed in the town’s city council.
The vote was brought after the council said that “City Hall and city businesses are no place for animals.”
Browser was banned from the library after a vote of 2-1, but controversy would soon find the vote.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the mayor of the town, who supports Browser, “blamed pettiness at City Hall because a city employee wasn’t allowed to keep a pet at work.”
The major says the council’s feelings towards cats are to blame.
“That cat doesn’t have anything to do with whether somebody can have their puppy at City Hall. That cat doesn’t hurt anybody… The council just went out and did this on their own because they don’t like cats.”
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