This Shelter Dog Hugged Her Puppy Friend — And It Wound Up Saving Their Lives (VIDEO)


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Animal shelters can be cold, lonely, and frightful places for the 6.5 million pets who wind up trapped in them every year. Especially when you consider that 670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats are killed in shelters every year. With such sad statistics, it’s always heartwarming when something wonderful happens.

Shelter Stepped Up For Dogs Who Hugged Each Other

Such is the case with Kala and Keira, two adorable shelter dogs who were just hours from being euthanized. Then shelter staff took this photo of the two dogs hugging and that, coupled with a heartfelt plea, melted people’s hearts.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE PUPS ARE SAFE AND HAVE BEEN ADOPTED. FREEDOM RIDE POSTED…

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday, July 20, 2015

“I’m Kala, this is Keira,” the plea reads, in part. “We’re so scared in here. The people working in the shelters see how scared we are but just told each other today is our deadline. We have to have some 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.”

THEY ARE SAFE!!! There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together! …

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday, July 20, 2015

That plea and the heart-tugging photo spurred at least one person into action. Just two hours is all it took for this kind man (who wished to remain unidentified) from Atlanta to step up and give Keira and Kala a home. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue stepped up to the plate, and these two sweet dogs have a wonderful home. Based in Georgia, this non-profit organization accepts donations. If you’re interested in fostering a dog or cat, check this out. If you’re interested in adopting, go here.

Ways To Help Shelter Pets

Volunteering at a shelter can be rewarding, and pets often need services like transportation to someone who’s fostering or adopting them, BarkPost reports. Shelters also need a variety of other services. If you’re good at carpentry, or an expert at sewing, or like to do spring cleaning, no doubt the staff won’t mind seeing you. You can also do things like donating blankets, towels, food, and toys. There are many ways to help our four-legged friends.

You can watch the good news about Keira and Kala’s adoption in the video below.

Featured image by Etowah County Humane Society via Angels Among Us Pet Rescue/Facebook

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