HELL, MI – A cat known for her oversized eyes and wonky feet is about to become the mayor of a small Michigan town. And not just any town. This little black cat will rule over Hell, located about 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor.
Anyone can become mayor of Hell for a day. It’s part of the town’s schtick. Pets, though, are another thing. Sunday, April 24 will actually be the first time a cat will make sure all Hell doesn’t break loose.
Jinx’s owner, Mia, rescued her three years ago and the two have been inseparable ever since. Wherever Mia is, Jinx is. Wherever Jinx is, Mia is.
The duo lives in California. Mia, who declined to have her last name used for this story, said she needs to keep some anonymity for safety reasons because of Jinx’s huge social media following. We’re talking 735,000 followers on TikTok and 400,000 on Instagram.
“I rescued Jinx in 2018 and I wasn’t even looking for a cat,” Mia told MLive. “I came home early from a football game. I was supposed to be home much later. I heard meowing in my backyard and discovered her. She was super tiny, only about 3 weeks old.”
As Jinx grew over the days and weeks, Mia says she noticed her new kitten appeared to be a little different.
“She had big eyes and as she grew bigger, her eyes didn’t get smaller and I also noticed she had big feet. She doesn’t have a condition and the vet says she’s healthy. She just has these birth defects. She’s also not as agile as most cats and is a little clumsy. She only learned how to land on her feet a year ago.”
Jinx will rule over Hell for the day from afar. Mia plans to livestream via Jinx’s Twitch page at around 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT where she will make the big announcement to viewers.
Mia also plans to create graphs jokingly showing how Jinx won the election to become mayor by a landslide along with what her proclamation decrees will be for the day before she is eventually impeached by the town’s Reverend.
“We love our in-person and distant mayors,” said Reverend Vonn of Hell, who will swear Jinx in via proclamation over the phone. “Our Mayor of the Day package is the perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for and/or have everything. They get to have one Helluva fun day and at the end of it, will receive the dreaded phone call to be impeached.”
Just how did the owner of a viral cat from California discover the tiny town of Hell and learn she could make her beloved feline mayor for the day?
“I made a joke on Twitter saying, imagine Jinx will run for President. I had also seen animal mayors before and I sent a Tweet out asking how to make Jinx mayor and someone mentioned Michigan and that you could pay to be mayor of Hell for a day.”
The cost to rule Hell for the day is $100 for both humans and now animals. It includes a mayoral proclamation certificate, a Hell souvenir mug, souvenir shirt and certificate of impeachment. The mayor also will own property in Hell. One square inch.
To find an open day to become mayor of Hell, you can fill out this form or call 734-878-2233.
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