Wellington’s friendliest cat, named Mittens, has been given the highest honour in the city.
Mittens has been given the keys to the city.
Mittens is a local celebrity. She is famous for strolling through the busy CBD and making himself at home in shops, cafes and even peoples’ cars.
A Facebook page set up in his honour has more than 40,000 members.
Last Friday, Mittens was awarded a certificate and a tiny key for his collar by Wellington Mayor Andy Foster.
The award ceremony was originally planned for March but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Previous holders of keys to the city include triple-centurion cricketer Brendon McCullum, Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor.