If you’ve gone to the White Settlement Public Library in the last six years, chances are pretty good that you’ve seen Browser the cat. Browser was adopted from an animal shelter and became the library’s unofficial mascot. He spends his days wandering around the stacks of books, attending GED classes, and lying on people’s keyboards when they’re trying to type.
But apparently a cute little kitty rubs some people on the White Settlement city council the wrong way. In a two to one vote, the council voted to evict Browser from his home among the books. At a city council meeting, eight people spoke in favor of keeping the cat, but the feline haters won the day.
White Settlement Mayor Ron White says that the decision is the result of a petty dispute because a city employee wasn’t allowed to bring a puppy to work. It seems odd that a city council, presumably made up of grown adults, would feel the need to take vengeance on a poor kitty that had nothing to do with an unrelated puppy. Mayor White is hoping the council will reconsider their decision at a meeting in July before Browser has to leave his home.
You can let the White Settlement City Council know how you feel about their decision to evict Browser by contacting the City of White Settlement at (817) 246-4971, or you can find the email addresses of all members of the council here!
Do you think the city council should let Browser stay in his home? Would you visit the library more often if there were a cute cat waiting to greet you? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE! The city council voted to overturn their decision about Browser’s residency, thanks in part to the outpouring of support from all over the world! We’re so happy that Browser will be a permanent fixture at the library!