Viral Photo Saves ‘Hugging’ Dogs From Being Put Down

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Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Georgia

Two dogs who were likely next in line to be euthanized at a Georgia kill shelter now have a fresh start at life thanks to the power of social media.

On Tuesday, a Georgia kill shelter posted a heartbreaking photo of Kala and Keira embracing. The Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Georgia shared the photo of the puppy pals, quoting them as saying "we're scared" after the pair were informed that they knew they would be put down by the end of the day if they weren't adopted.

"Keira knows what will happen. You can see it in her eyes," the post reads. "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."

The emotional plea worked, and in exactly two hours and six minutes, the dogs were in a car on their way to an unnamed veterinarian who had decided to foster the dogs. 

"There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together!" the group later posted. "This is why we rescue."

If you are interested in adopting Keira and Kala, visit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on the web.

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