Chihuahua Named “Mayor of San Francisco” For One Day

A small female Chihuahua named Frida was named "Mayor of San Francisco" for one day Tuesday in support of the Department of Animal Care and Control, the city's publicly funded animal shelter.

Frida was decreed "Mayor for a Day" at the Friends of Animal Care and Control's 25th anniversary gala on Sept. 20 in a bidding war between pet owners that ultimately raised funds for programs at the shelter.

Frida, accompanied by her entourage, received a commendation from Supervisor Scott Wiener during the Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall at 2 p.m..

Frida's reign as mayor officially ended on the steps of City Hall at 4 p.m., when she was greeted by her supporters and given a retirement package, according to Animal Care and Control officials.

Dean Clark, who is Frida's owner, is the chief executive officer of For The Love of Dog USA, a non-profit group that raises awareness and funds for animals in need.

Frida isn't the first Bay Area's first canine mayor: Ramos, a Black Labrador and Rottweiler mix, defeated two humans to become mayor of Sunol back in 1981.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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