Library Cat Faces Eviction

A Texas city council decided that a cat who has graced a library for six years has to go.

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Browser cat has an important message for you but some folks want him to stop spreading it. Via Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Facebook

If you connect books with cats you’re not alone. Residents in a Texas town have felt that way for at least six years and now they have to say goodbye to a beloved part of that equation.

Browser the library cat will have to leave his library location in White Settlement, Texas, if a city council decision goes through, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Public response has been shock.

“This is not just a cat, it’s like a family pet,” Browser fan and former Councilman Alan Price told the Star-Telegram. Price said the cat’s fans “will petition for an election if we need to — we’ll take this to November. I don’t think that will be any problem.”

This cat has guarded stacks for six years and been like a family pet to many. Via Hydra Tech/Facebook

This cat has guarded stacks for six years and been like a family pet to many. Via Hydra Tech/Facebook

A change of course could come for the cat, who has taken up residence at the library for six years. The council is due to reconsider the decision at the July 12 meeting, two days short of Browser’s removal.

Lillian Blackburn, president of the Friends of the White Settlement Public Library, is for “anything we can do for this cat. That cat has been loved by people of all ages for six years.”

Your friendly neighborhood library cat isn't popular with everyone. Via Tech Bytes/Facebook

Your friendly neighborhood library cat isn’t popular with everyone. Via Tech Bytes/Facebook

We understand why. Cats and books make a great pair. We’re pulling for a change of heart, and mind, by July.

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