Cat Gets Evicted From Alaska General Store

 Cat Gets Evicted From Alaska General Store
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Stormy, a cat who has lived at Alaska’s Fritz Creek General Store since 2012, has been given the boot by health officials.

The Homer News reports the cat was often seen lounging in a chair and being pet.

This was apparently an unsettling sight to someone who complained to the state’s food safety and sanitation program about Stormy's presence. An environmental health officer also saw the chubby cat at the store.

Alaska food safety codes don’t allow animals in places that serve food except for police dogs and service animals.

Customers told the paper many of them go just to see the feline. Some even argue the cat may help keep the store cleaner, since they can get rid of rodents.

Stormy will now live with the store owner’s sister.

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