Noland said there's a thriving community of dog lovers in the town — including her.She says she fosters kittens and cats, ferries rescue dogs to their new homes and has two rescue dogs in addition to her Frenchie.But she described Wilbur, who she adopted four months ago, as an "anomaly" because he's an American Kennel Club registered purebred dog.
"He was just so cute," Noland explained.From 2017 through 2019, according to the American Kennel Club, the French bulldog has been the fourth most popular purebred dog breed in the country.There have been five dog mayors of Rabbit Hash since the first, Goofy. The last mayor, a pit bull named Brynn, was mayor from 2016 to 2020, Noland said.
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"Although it's not political at all, it always coincides with the presidential election," Noland said.Noland said she ran Wilbur's campaign for mayor because of "all of the negative media that's out there surrounding America, and the election, and COVID-19, so I guess I wanted Wilbur to be something positive in the news."She said Wilbur is handling the stress of the new job pretty well: "He’s done a lot of interviews locally, he’s had a lot of pets, a lot of belly scratches and a lot of ear rubs."