The success of World Animal Day was unprecedented on social media this year!

It seemed that those who were unable to take part in events shared their love of animals online instead!

From posting selfies with furry friends to raising awareness of animal welfare issues, the message was clear - let's get involved and speak up for animals on October 4!

In total, over 100,275,000 people were reached!

Here are just some of the individuals, organisations, businesses and celebrities who helped raise the status of animals this year:

News and media
7 News Adelaide
Amazon India News
Athenian Macedonian News Agency
Bangalore Times
BBC Wildlife
CBS All Access
CBS Sunday Morning
China Daily
China Xinhua News
Diario el Heraldo
El Universo
Discovery Channel India
Discovery Channel
Enews Jammu
Green World TV
Jerusalem Post
India Today
Movie Buzz
National Geographic
Now This News
Philstar News
QTV Gambia
Smithsonian Magazine
Veg World Magazine
World Animal News
WXII 12 News
Celebrities, influencers and personalities
Aditi Prabhudeva
Alan Estrada
Alexandra Roach
Amy Jackson
Barbara Malmet
Binky Felstead
Blanca Herrera
Borys Budka
Christopher Cross
Dalai Lama
Daniel Henney
Deborah Meaden
Elli Kokkinou
Esther the Wonder Pig
Jane Goodall
Jean Claude Van Demme
Ivan Lopez
Jess in the Wild
Kaori Someya
Keerthy Suresh
Leonor Varela
Marc Abraham, media vet
Noel Fitzpatrick, TV vet
Oliver Heldens, Dutch DJ
Peter Egan
Russell Rhino
Salma Hayek
Shannon Elizabeth
Sidharth Malhotra
Stan Lee's account
Stephanie Joosten
The Clangers
The Muppets
433 - the home of football
Bahçeşehir Lions Football, Turkey
Bengaluru FC, India
Dutch World Tour cycling team
ESPN moto GP
Mumbai Indians, including Rohit Sharma
Neville Southall
Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Landmarks, tourism and travel
Central Park
Costa Navarino Travel
Discover Singapore
Edinburgh Castle
Go Turkey
National Museum Philippines
Natural History Museum
Parks Canada
Rijks Museum Amsterdam
Royal Opera House
Smithsonian Museum
Visit Peru
Government representatives
Emmanual Macron
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jane Smith, Animal Welfare Party - UK
Lisa Cameron MP - UK
Marek Magierowski, Polish Ambassador - Israel
Russian Embassy in USA
Environmental and animal welfare organisations
Animal Justice
Animals Australia
Animals Asia
Anti-Cruelty Society
Animal Equality Germany
Animal Heroes
Audubon Society
Beagle Freedom Project
Born Free Foundation
Born Free USA
British Veterinary Association
Cruelty Free International
Compassion for Animals
Compassion in World Farming
Darwin Initiative
Defenders of Wildlife
Donkey Sanctuary
Dogs Trust
EverMore Dog Rescue
Green Fingers Wildlife Initiative
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Helping Rhinos
Help Save a Pet Fund
HSI Australia
HSI Global
Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue
League Against Cruel Sports
Network for Animals
Ol Pejeta
PETA France
PEW Environment
Plastic Oceans
Protect all Wildlife
Saving Suffering Strays
Sheldrick Trust
Sloth Conservation
The Brooke India
The Climate Coalition
Vale Wildlife Hospital
World Animal Net
World Animal Protection
World Animal Protection Australia
World Animal Protection Canada
Washed Ashore (art from beach waste)
Woodland Trust
World Horse Welfare
Youth for Lions
ZSL Africa
Police, military and emergency services 
Armed Forces of Spain
Cambridgeshire Police UK
Canadian Military Family Magazine
Carabineros Officers of Chile
Indian Army
Peel Regional Police, Canada
Policia Cucuta
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Spanish Army
Spanish Guardia Civil
US Army

Avery Dennison
DC Kids
Harper Collins Children's Books
Holland America
Land Rover
Lego Education
Microsoft Support
PADI TV scuba diving
Pakistan Pets Hospital
Paradocs Animal Hospital
Other mentions
Ashmolean Museum
All on the Board
Art Daily
Come From Away, the musical
General Knowledge Guide for All
Happywoods Nurseries
His Dark Material
Hubble telescope
ISAS Dubai
Natural History Museum
Nuls Nursery
The Quote Today
Turkish Dictionary
University of Strathclyde
University of British Columbia
Valeswood Preschool

The most active supporters of World Animal Day this year, were those directly involved in animal welfare. October 4 is a fantastic chance for charities to promote their work, and for smaller organisations to raise their profile and gain new followers.

If you don’t already support an animal welfare charity, please consider raising funds or awareness for your favourite cause next World Animal Day!