Two dogs which were scheduled to be euthanized were saved after the publication of a picture showing one of them hugging the other.
Canines Kala and Keira were photographed together in the picture shared on Facebook on Monday by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue — an Atlanta, Georgia, charity.
In the accompanying post asking for help, the charity wrote in the voice of Kala, imagining her being afraid of what would happen if no one adopted her.
1. An online post written from the perspective of Kala (right) read: “We have to have someone rescue us or we’ll be ‘next'”.
The post’s description 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. Unless…
The charity posted on Monday:
Today is their last day unless we can save them. This is as urgent as urgent can get. We really don’t have time to spare. We have no fosters available.
The charity wrote in the subsequent post that just two hours and six minutes after the original post, Kala and Keira were rescued and taken by a volunteer to a veterinarian.
The image of Kala hugging Keira has received about 3,000 comments and shared more than 9,000 times — and has been liked by more than 16,300 people.
2. Kala and Keira were given a second chance at life and were not put down.
Angels Among Us later posted a picture of the dogs, along with the caption:
THEY ARE SAFE!!! There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together!
Thank you for your shares, donations and offers! Just look at these two!!! This is why we rescue.
More information about Angels Among Us Pet Rescue can be found on their Facebook page.
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