Let’s face it—the internet runs on images of cute animals. Our furry friends make every day a little brighter, and they deserve the same accolades as their human counterparts. So here are the animals who pawed their way into our hearts and onto our screens the most this year.
Millions of people participate in
The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook,
Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, Vine and the rest of the social web.
The 9th Annual Shorty Awards were held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.