Viral photo of 2 dogs hugging saved them from being put down

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WARNING: This story is sure to bring out the feels in you, proceed at your own risk.

So on Monday the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, a non-profit charity which saves dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Georgia, shared a picture of two of their dogs, Kala and Keira, which were both on their last day at the shelter before having to be put to sleep. Along with the picture of both of the dogs (see below) was a plea for help, written from the Kala’s point of view and also from the shelters.

Image Credit: Malena Evans/Angels Among Us Pet Rescue via Facebook

Image Credit: Malena Evans/Angels Among Us Pet Rescue via Facebook

“I’m Kala. This is Keira. We’re so scared in here. The people working in the shelters see how scared we are but just told each other that today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us or we’ll be “next.” Keira is black and not a “real boxer,” just a mix. She’s so brave and tells me it will be okay no matter what happens. She tells me to be brave too but I don’t know if I can be. Can you see our faces. Keira knows what will happen. You can see it in her eyes. She’s putting on a brave face for sure but I can feel her heart beating fast while I’m clinging to her. If no one saves us, someone will take her away from me. I’ll see her as she goes down the hallway. She won’t come back and I’ll cry. They’ll come for me next and I won’t be as brave. We’ve comforted each other while we were here. She gave me hope when I had none. Now it’s over. Unless…”

The post continued, now in the point of view of the shelter, saying how these two friends needed to be saved and the matter was URGENT! In an effort to try and get someone to help, they even suggested that adopting them separately (separating the two friends) would be better than nothing as they both would be alive. “These friends can be separated. They will do fine as long as they’re alive.”

The post went on to say that, in a way to help these two dogs, Facebook followers could “donate, share and pray.”


After exactly 2 hours and 6 minutes of the post, both of the dogs were saved!

“Exactly 2 hours and 6 minutes,” an update on the original post said. “That’s how long it took this amazing community of animals lovers to come together to save the lives of two canine friends. We just received word from our Angels volunteer that Kala and Keira are safely in the car and on their way to a vet -All thanks to you.”

THEY ARE SAFE!!! There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together! …

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday, July 20, 2015