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A cat has made a Canadian university his second home

Saint Mary's University in Halifax basically comes with its own therapy pet, ever since a tabby cat decided to make the campus his new hangout. 

The cat's name is Carlton, and he can often be found roaming campus halls, and cuddling up in the administration office. Sometimes he even likes to ride in the elevator.

Some refer to him as a celebrity, while others refer to him as the unofficial school mascot. Of course, he has his own Instagram page, and a hashtag with over a hundred posts of his day to day life at the school. 

It appears Carlton even took part in the university's 2018 board of directors election. His slogan was "If I fits on the Board, I sits on the board." 

Carlton's celebrity status went worldwide last year when he was featured in an exhibit called “University Cats,”at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

A portrait of him was featured among 13 other university cats, including Pebbles, who is known as the Essex Cat, and Prof. Doerak from Groningen.

According to University Affairs, Carlton actually has a home close to school but seems to enjoy the attention he receives from faculty and students.

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