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Shelter Dog Hugs Canine Friend, Saves Their Lives (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante

Two dogs that were scheduled to be put down were saved after a Facebook post showing one of the dogs hugging the other inspired a volunteer to spring into action.

The photo was shared by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday. It featured two dogs named Kala and Keira who were scheduled to be put down, Click on Detroit reported.

The post 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.

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"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.”

According to the Atlanta-based charity, It only took two hours and six minutes for someone to respond to the post and rescue the two dogs.

“We just received word from our Angels volunteer that Kala and Keira are safely in the car and on their way to a vet -All thanks to you,” the charity wrote on Facebook. “From the time we posted on Facebook until the time the dogs were out of the shelter and safely in the car...2 hours and 6 minutes. That's how you take action!!”

The original photo was shared more than 10,000 times with thousands of comments from people expressing their joy after learning the dogs had been rescued.

“This makes my heart so incredibly happy!” wrote one Facebook user. “I'm the mother of two rescued pitbulls [sic] and I love seeing other people swooping in and rescuing these sweet, sweet babies!!!”

“I had just stopped crying, then I looked at the picture again..,” Wrote another user. “I am so happy for these sweet pups.”

Sources: Click On Detroit, Facebook

Photo Credit: Facebook