Montclair voters backed the traditionalist candidate in elections this month. Murphy, a Chocolate Lab sponsored by Crogan’s Restaurant, succeeds Little Bear, an Alaskan Mix, as Pet Mayor. Murphy’s administration includes Jasper, a Portuguese Water Dog, as Vice Mayor, and Stella, a long haired cat, as Secretary of Catastrophic Disasters. Congratulations to the victors, and to the Montclair Veterinary Hospital Pet and Wildlife Fund, which raised nearly $14,000 in the Pet Mayor Contest.
That’s a pretty impressive haul. Since 2004, the pet mayor contest has raised $60,000, which has paid vets for helping injured and ill wildlife. We look forward to Murphy’s administration.