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Heartbreaking photo of “hugging dogs” helped them escape euthanization and find a home

On Monday morning, two shelter dogs named Keira and Kala at Atlanta-based Angels Among Us were scheduled to be put down. Although, the two dogs were loving and well-trained, they couldn’t seem to get adopted.

The organization had posted a heart-wrenching picture of the dogs embracing and hugging each other as the last plea since the time was running out for them. Below the photo was a message written from the perspective of one of the dogs.

“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.”

Luckily, in less than two hours, a hero stepped up to save the lives of the two dogs. The shelter had posted after the adoption a photo showing the happy buddies showering their new owner with love and wet kisses.

“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,” the organization wrote jubilantly.

It was truly a close call, but one with a happy ending — proving that there are angels among us.

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted the below photo of Kala and Keira, two dogs scheduled for euthanization, on Facebook on Monday.

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted the below photo of Kala and Keira, two dogs scheduled for euthanization, on Facebook on Monday.

The photo went VIRAL and also found the dogs a home.

The photo went VIRAL and also found the dogs a home.

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