Chihuahua named 'Mayor of San Francisco' for the day

SAN FRANCISCO -- A small female Chihuahua named Frida was named "Mayor of San Francisco" for one day in support of the Department of Animal Care and Control, the city's publicly funded animal shelter.

Frida was decreed "Mayor for a Day" at the Friends of Animal Care and Control's 25th anniversary gala on Sept. 20 in a bidding war between pet owners that ultimately raised funds for programs at the shelter.

A small Chihuahua named Frida was declared "Mayor of San Francisco" for the day after her owner won a donation bid benefiting a local animal shelter.



The Chihuahua, accompanied by her entourage, was given a commendation from Supervisor Scott Wiener during the Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday.

Frida's reign as mayor officially ended on the steps of City Hall at 4 p.m., where she was greeted by her supporters and given a retirement package, according to Animal Care and Control officials.

A small Chihuahua named Frida was declared "Mayor of San Francisco" for the day after her owner won a donation bid benefiting a local animal shelter.



Dean Clark, who is Frida's owner, is the chief executive officer of For The Love of Dog USA, a non-profit group that raises awareness and funds for animals in need.
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