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The 12 most popular pets on the internet

Published: November 9, 2012 - 7:55AM

Article originally posted at Mashable.com

Earlier this year, Facebook reported that 83 million accounts on its massive social site are fake. And 23 million of those accounts are non-human entities, such as animals.

While one out of 10 pets has a social media profile, there are a couple of pets that have claimed worldwide fame. The most famous cat on Twitter, @sockington, has more than 1.4 million followers. And you can’t put together a list of famous social pets without mentioning Facebook’s beloved Boo, who has more than 5 million Likes and counting.

But these animals’ fame isn’t limited to the interwebs. YouTube’s favourite boxed cat Maru used his viral fame to land a starring role in a Uniqlo ad campaign.

Animal rescue charity SPANA rounded up the top social petworking stars in this meowsome infographic.

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