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‘Hugging Dogs’ Photo Rescues Dog Pals From Euthanasia

A photo of a dog hugging her pal in a shelter went viral on Facebook and ultimately saved them from being destroyed.

The Angels Among Us Pet Rescue organization in northern Georgia posted a heartbreaking image of Kala and Keira just hours before they were scheduled to be killed with the caption:

Hugging Dog photo credit: Malena Evans

Hugging Dog photo credit: Malena Evans

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 later, they were safe and rescued.

'Hugging Dogs' Photo Rescues Dog Pals From Euthanasia Safe

I’m sobbing uncontrollably right now.

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