Meet Kala and Keira, two adorable shelter dogs that wouldn’t be here with us anymore if it weren’t for a simple hug. The two sweet shelter pups were mere hours away from being euthanized when Kala, the brown dog, gave her pal Keira a big hug. A photo captured the moment and was posted to Facebook.
Within no time, two-hours and 6 minutes to be exact, the world fell in love with Kala and Keira and a local foster home stepped up to the plate to save these precious creatures from certain death.
Angels Among Us, a Georgia-based pet rescue organization that helps save countless cats and dogs from high-kill shelters, originally shared the photo via Facebook with a heartfelt plea. It worked, giving these very deserving dogs a chance at a full and happy life. There are still so many other dogs out there in the same predicament that need your help; adopt a dog and save a life!
It was this loving embrace that saved the shelter dogs from certain death.
The original message posted to Facebook by Angels Among Us 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…”