Two dogs at a kill shelter in Georgia were saved at the last minute, after a photo of them hugging went viral on social media.
Kala and Keira were set to be euthanised as they reached their deadline for adoption at a kill shelter in Georgia, United States.
The touching photo posted on Facebook by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue - a community based in Georgia that aims to prevent animals from being killed, was accompanied by a moving note as if from the perspective of one of the dogs, prior to them being set down:
Credit: Malena Evans
"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... "
With the attention the post garnered on social media, the dogs' lives were able to be saved:
Credit: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue