Who’s got the cutest pet in Tipton County?

The Leader’s annual Tails of Tipton pet calendar contest will crown a winner and a 2021 calendar will feature the pet with the most votes.

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“We’re looking forward to another of our award-winning pet calendar contests,” said Leader publisher Scott Whaley. “It’s a great way to help raise money for local animal rescues.”

Voting and entry is now officially open.

The contest is simple: Owners submit photos of their pets and voters determine who’ll win. The 12 pets with the most votes will be featured in the 2021 calendar.

Though dogs are the most often-submitted, the contest isn’t just limited to them. Cats, dogs, chickens, goats, hedgehogs, hamsters, goldfish, lizards, birds, snakes and other pets are welcomed to be entered into the competition. Each photo entry costs $10.

The contest officially opened Wednesday and voting will close on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Each vote is $1.

“The proceeds from the contest will be split between Tipton County Paws & Claws, Friends of the Tipton County Animal Shelter and Covington Animal Rescue Effort,” Whaley said. “We’re so excited to be able to partner with these organizations again and give back during what we know has to have been a tough year for them.”

Winners will be announced in the Dec. 11 print edition of The Leader.

The grand prize winner will also receive a “Pamper Me” gift basket with various items for a pet and pet owner.

Calendars featuring the winners will be $5 and can be pre-ordered during the three-week voting period. They will be available for pick-up at the end of December.

To vote, visit gogophotocontest.com/covingtonleader.

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