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Niagara Falls rolled out the red carpet for an exceptional honorary mayor on March 24, Friday – a spirited German Shepherd named Pal! This four-legged influencer, alongside his devoted owner Mike Lalicich, received this esteemed title for their incredible fundraising efforts that benefit the David Gregory MacKinnon Memorial Foundation. This organization shines a light on families touched by kidney disease and works towards acquiring crucial medical equipment, such as an ultrasound machine for the hospital’s kidney department.
Pal, with his undeniable charm and engaging social media presence, has become a true advocate for change. Their combined social media following of over 600,000 has turned Pal into a “pup-influencer,” allowing him to not only share the joys of his everyday life but also discuss vital matters. With Mayor Jim Diodati leading the charge, Pal’s appointment as honorary mayor showcases his determination to make a positive impact on the community. The furry mayor even made his mark in the city’s official visitor book, joining the ranks of historic signatures, including those of the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Lalicich’s commitment to helping the community is commendable, and its fundraising endeavors echo this passion. “Anything I can do to raise money, we wanna do,” Lalicich shared with CHCH News. If you’re inspired by Pal and Lalicich’s mission, you can contribute to their cause through donations.