The Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg is taking part in the cities' Mardi Gras Parade, and they are giving residents a special way to get involved.
This year the organization is asking residents to send in photos of their pets for an opportunity to be apart of the parade.
"The theme of the parade is fairy tales," said Brittany McAlister, adoptions manager. "We want to know why or what fairy tale your pet will star as and why they should be crowned king or queen."
All photos will be posted online so residents will have an opportunity to vote for the best pet king or queen. The cost for each vote is $1.
According to McAlister, the money raised will help cover the shelter's entry fee into the parade and help shelter animals.
The top vote getter's receives a crown a ride on the throne on the float and other prizes. It does not cost to have your pet entered in the contest.
Voting will continue until Feb. 5, and the parade is on Feb. 7.
To vote go to, http://www.gogophotocontest.com/southernpine