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Meet Browser the library cat.

Literary feline. Beloved town mascot.
Literary feline. Beloved town mascot.

Browser is the resident kitty of the public library in the city of White Settlement, Texas. A few months ago, a city councilman tried to have Browser removed from the library. Browser hasn't gone anywhere, but the city councilman sure has.

According to this adorable cat bio on the library's website, Browser was adopted by the library in 2010. Since then, he's been bringing joy to the citizens of White Settlement, and is even the star of his own annual calendar (sold to raise funds for the library).

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CBS Dallas Fort/Worth reports that this past July, a disgruntled White Settlement city worker called for Browser's removal from the library after said worker wasn't permitted to bring their puppy to work at City Hall. When the issue of what to do about Browser went to the City Council, Councilman Elzie Clements was the lone vote for removing the cat from his throne as king of the library.

Councilman Clements' vote received backlash from cat lovers all over the world. Luckily, Browser was able to remain at the library. But when the good people of White Settlement, Texas went to the polls this past November, the councilman was voted out of office in a landslide.

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The Texas town's mayor Ron White made sure to assure everyone that as long as he's in charge, Browser’s job title will be ‘Library Cat for Life.’

I know our recent presidential election has inspired a lot of people to run for local office so take this as a word of advice: Don't mess with your town's most beloved cat. If you do, they will destroy you.

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