MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERMayor Ed Lee greets his

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERMayor Ed Lee greets his

Chihuahua takes over as SF mayor

A small female Chihuahua named Frida will be 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 Sept. 20 in a bidding war between pet owners that ultimately raised funds for programs at the shelter.

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

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

It is presumed that at this point San Francisco's real mayor, Ed Lee, will resume his normal duties.

Dean Clark, who is Frida's owner, is the chief executive officer of For The Love of Dog USA, a nonprofit group that raises awareness and funds for animals in need.Bay Area NewsChihuahuaGovernment & Politicsmayor for a dayPoliticsSan Francisco mayor

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