Mittens the cat receives the key to Wellington city

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.

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anonymous
anonymous
2 months ago

I think that this is a cool article. And the cat is really cute.❀️❀️

miss loop
miss loop
2 months ago

awwwww shes so cute

cat lover
cat lover
2 months ago

I want more things like this to happen :))

Gemma
Gemma
2 months ago

Goooo mittens!!!!!

🐈🐈🐈

kiki
kiki
2 months ago

Aww Look how cute the cat is and super COOL I love how anemals think about what they are doing it makes me HUG THEM SO BADY I’m never getting over about CATS

Georgia
Georgia
2 months ago

That’s amazing!!!!!!!

+Mittens is CUTE!

on one.
on one.
2 months ago

good job mittens the cat

mitch
mitch
2 months ago

hi i’m Mitch how do you get onto the catch up shout outs?, our class would really love to get a shout out.

Last edited 2 months ago by mitch
Huhu
Huhu
2 months ago

How come a cat gets the key and not me? #huhurules

Hannah
Hannah
2 months ago

OMG, my sister LOVES cats, she won’t believe this

doomcow08
doomcow08
2 months ago

mittens for mayor
 

Te whaia
Te whaia
1 month ago

omg i love cats what cat is so cute πŸ™‚

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

This is rather confusing it’s says She is a local celebrity but it also said makes himself home in….. what’s the cats gender?

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