Sister the cat from Veterinary Associates in Hattiesburg was sworn in Wednesday as Honorary Pet Mayor of Oak Grove.
Sister competed against 24 other pets in the online voting election. The contest was a fundraiser for the Hub City Humane Society. A total of $3500 was raised. Sister received 688 votes, and won by more than 300.
Sister was presented with a plaque, certificate of appreciation, a gift basket and the key to Oak Grove.
"We hopefully are going to use her as our poster child for the year," said Jeanette Gold, HCHS board member. "We will see if we can do some fun events with her. Veterinary Associates has been real great about making fun things to do and being very active."
Sister will serve a one year term as honorary mayor.