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Hub City to name Pet Mayor of Oak Grove

Honorary Pet Mayor of Oak Grove will be decided democratically. Photo by Jeff Daley Honorary Pet Mayor of Oak Grove will be decided democratically. Photo by Jeff Daley
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hub City Humane Society is reaching outside of the box to raise money for the locally based animal shelter. 

The organization is holding a contest to elect the Honorary Pet Mayor of Oak Grove. 

"We obviously picked a municipality that doesn't have a mayor, but we think that a pet mayor could probably represent the area well," said Brenda Sumrall, HCHS Board President.

Around 25 businesses and veterinary clinics paid $50 each to enter a pet in the race for Pet Mayor. 

"There are no restrictions as far as residency for the animal whether it's in Lamar County, Oak Grove, Petal or Hattiesburg," Sumrall said. 

Residents are invited to go online and vote for their favorite pet. Each vote costs one dollar, and the minimum online contribution is $10. Voting boxes are also located at each participating business.

Voting ends January 31. To vote please click here

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