Levchyk the cat went from living on the streets of a western Ukrainian city to winning a spot in the mayor’s office — and rose to internet fame in the process.
The city of Lviv welcomed its so-called “cat mayor” in fall 2020 after the stray was rescued from a tree near City Hall. It wasn’t long before Mayor Andriy Sadovyi’s office created a social media presence for the new official.
The high-ranking cat regularly posts videos and photos where he meets other officials or plays in the office.
Levchyk’s Instagram account also collaborates with the city’s veterinary clinic which helps find homes for stray animals.