Mittens the cat receives the key to Wellington city

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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.

13 Responses

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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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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