In a shelter in Atlanta, two dogs Kala and Keira badly needed a miracle after they found out they were scheduled to be euthanized. Luckily for them, it only took a hug and a viral photo to do the job.
Just hours before Kala and Keira were to be put down, the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue organization posted a photo on Facebook showing the two dogs hugging each other as they both look on in fear. The picture came with a heartbreaking caption that read:
‘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’.
Two hours and six minutes (and a lot of human tears) later, they got adopted! The post generated enough buzz to get the dogs rescued and brought to a vet. Kala and Keira are currently enjoying more hugs at the rescue centre.
Head on over here if you’re interested (which you definitely are) in adopting the best friends.
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