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TELLER COUNTY – The town of Divide has a new mayor. His name is Pa Kettle, and he's a bloodhound.

Buster the Cat was considered the frontrunner over the last couple of weeks, but in the final vote – Pa Kettle the dog edged him out.

Since the town of Divide doesn't have a mayor, the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter holds a special election every two years to elect a new animal as mayor.

The election is considered a fundraiser for the animal shelter. Each vote costs a dollar – and every dollar goes to the shelter.

TCRAS is the only no-kill shelter in Teller County. It relies heavily on donations.

This year's election brought in $12,091 for the shelter.

The town's previous mayor was a three-legged cat.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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