‘Hugging Dog’ Picture Goes Viral, Saving Pair From Euthanasia
Are you ready for a story that will break your heart and warm it at the same time? It's the story of Kala and Keira, two innocent dogs who were miraculously saved from death by the power of social media.
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a Georgia based shelter which housed these two beauties. The shelter reached out on Facebook with a plea to save these adorable fur babies before they would be euthanized for simply being in the shelter too long.
What was especially unique about this situation was that the shelter posted the plea from Kala and Keira's perspective - which was completely heart wrenching.
“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…”
This plea was posted several times and was flooded with an overwhelming amount of support for these two sweet girls. Unexpectedly, and by an incredible act of God, this plea post led to their adoption!
In a short two hours and six minutes, the pair was rescued together and brought to a new, and safe home where they can each live without fear.
If this story doesn't inspire anyone about the importance of adoption, rescuing and fostering, then nothing will. Millions of innocent animals are euthanized every day - many due to overcrowding. The story of Kala and Keira send the message out to the public: ADOPT! DON'T SHOP!
Written by TSM Intern: Allison