A PLUCKY cat has been has been getting a taste of local democracy in action.
The little black and white feline has become well known around Ruthin in recent weeks, popping into Wetherspoon, the Post Office and other shops near St Peter’s Square.
Last Wednesday the cat took its adventures a step further and tried to venture into a Denbighshire County Council planning meeting.
Calls have now been made for the animal, whose name and owner are a mystery, to be adopted as the town mascot.
“I was getting some cash one day last week and took a picture of the cat in the middle of the roundabout,” said Ruthin resident Elwyn Roberts.
“It was sunning itself and appeared totally oblivious to the traffic around it.
“It’s a very friendly and plucky type of cat.”
It is thought the cat lives in one of the cottages near Ruthin Post Office but shop owners say they have yet to determine exactly who it belongs to.
“It’s a regular ‘customer’ at Wetherspoon, the Post Office, local shops and supermarkets and even went into the planning meeting,” said Elwyn.
“It also makes itself at home at the tourism office.
“Perhaps Ruthin should adopt it as its mascot – we have our own town cat!”
He added that the friendly feline had become something of a tourist attraction in Ruthin.
It has also been talked about on the ‘Friends of the Old Ruthin Blog’ Facebook page.
“I was parked on the square on Wednesday night and there was a couple looking for the cat ‘that everyone is talking about on the Internet’,” said Elwyn.
“They were so disappointed that they could not see it.”
When the Free Press rang Ruthin Post Office this week to enquire about the cat, it had just walked through the revolving doors to escape from the rain.
“It’s actually here right now,” said a spokeswoman for the branch.
“We think it’s a female. It’s very friendly and sweet.”