09/18/2012 08:38 EDT | Updated 11/18/2012 05:12 EST

Halifax Mayoralty Cat Becomes Internet Star

An unlikely Halifax mayoralty candidate is attracting a lot of international attention.

Tuxedo Stan, a dapper black and white cat that is running for the top seat in Halifax has become a bit of an internet star.

The feline's Facebook page has now garnered more than 2,700 followers and he has been featured on American websites.

His manager, and owner, Hugh Chisholm, said Stan's story is even making news overseas.

"I think the thing that floored me the most was a couple of days ago we got a tweet that Stan had made the Sky News Arabia Network," said Chisholm, "so I followed the link and here's a story about Stan in a language that I have absolutely no idea what he's saying except every so often he comes out with 'Tuxedo Stan.'"

Chisholm and Tuxedo Stan do have a serious side to their campaign.

On his Facebook page, Stan's "Tuxedo Party" aims to improve the welfare of felines in the Halifax Regional Municipality, "because neglect isn't working."

Chisholm said one of the ways to help would be to promote the importance of spaying and neutering cats.

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