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St. Pete Mayor Elect Ken Welch adopts new rescue puppy

Sunni will be the new First Dog
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Posted at 9:35 AM, Dec 17, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As St. Pete Mayor Elect Ken Welch prepares for inauguration in January, he's adding a new set of paws to join him in City Hall.

The city's oldest no-kill animal shelter, Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, said the incoming mayor paid a visit with his family this week and brought home a new puppy.

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Sunshine, or Sunni, will join Welch on the job when he's inaugurated on January 6.

"Sunni will be a great representative of St. Petersburg, one of the most dog-friendly cities in the entire country," the shelter said in a press release.

The new First Dog is almost three months old.