Dog has its day as mayor of San Francisco

A previously unknown female Chihuahua named Frida has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter.

Frida, whose owner bid $5,000 for the privilege, will spend her special day touring Bay Area landmarks and receiving a commendation from the Board of Supervisors, according to a spokeswoman with the city and county Department of Animal Care and Control said.

Her honor will then be shown around city hall and presented with a retirement package that includes a doggy bed, gift basket and play products.

“We applaud Mayor Frida’s ability to rise above her humble start as a single mom in an animal shelter to Mayor for the Day,” said Miriam Saez, acting director of the Animal Care and Control department.

Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried by her owner Dean Clark in City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried by her owner Dean Clark in City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, rests in the arms of her owner, Dean Clark, outside City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, rests in the arms of her owner, Dean Clark, outside City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried into City Hall by owner Dean Clark before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried into City Hall by owner Dean Clark before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Owner Dean Clark holds Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is patted by a worker before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Owner Dean Clark holds Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is patted by a worker before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, sits in the Board of Supervisors Chambers with owner Dean Clark (2nd R) before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, sits in the Board of Supervisors Chambers with owner Dean Clark (2nd R) before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua (R), stands on a podium before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua (R), stands on a podium before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dog owner Dean Clark presents Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dog owner Dean Clark presents Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark kisses Frida, a female Chihuahua, while waiting for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to issue a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark kisses Frida, a female Chihuahua, while waiting for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to issue a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (R) greets Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is held by owner Dean Clark, before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (R) greets Frida, a female Chihuahua, as she is held by owner Dean Clark, before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark embraces Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark embraces Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
(L-R) Supervisor Katy Tang, San Francisco Animal Care and Control Acting Director Miriam Saez, Frida, a female Chihuahua, dog owner Dean Clark and Supervisor Scott Wiener pose for a photograph after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
(L-R) Supervisor Katy Tang, San Francisco Animal Care and Control Acting Director Miriam Saez, Frida, a female Chihuahua, dog owner Dean Clark and Supervisor Scott Wiener pose for a photograph after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Microphones are seen in front of Frida, a female Chihuahua, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Microphones are seen in front of Frida, a female Chihuahua, after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Dean Clark carries Frida, a female Chihuahua, outside City Hall after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, is shown next to a special commendation issued by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
Frida, a female Chihuahua, is shown next to a special commendation issued by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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