We all know 2013 was a banner one for animals on the internet. From Instagram to YouTube, there were tons of places for them to let loose. But this year wasn’t too shabby for cats and dogs at the ASPCA, either. They were the real winners, as always, and their lives just got better and better under our watch. Check out seven reasons why cats and dogs had an epic time of it at the ASPCA in 2013.
7. Free rides!
Puppies are rescued from a dog fighting site in Alabama.
6. Dancing with the stars.
A cat plays with reporter Michelle Beadle at the ASPCA.
5. Swimming lessons.
Remy the pit gets water therapy to repair her hind legs.
4. Scratches on the nose and behind the ears.
A kitty meets a potential adopter.
3. Cat videos, obvs.
Catching the top 10 cat videos of the year.
2. Treats, treats and more treats.
The Dog of the Year at the ASPCA Humane Awards.
A former fighting dog gets relief from a heavy collar.