Kala and Keira were just hours away from certain death.
The two dogs were being housed at an animal shelter in Georgia, but staff would only be able to keep them there for only a little bit longer in order to make space for new arrivals. That’s why the employees at Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted a photo of the pair on Facebook, along with a story written from the dogs’ perspective about why they needed help from anyone willing to offer it.
“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,'” the post read.
But the most powerful element of their story, however, was the way the two animals were seen desperately embracing inside their cage.
Naturally, the internet soon stepped in to help.
Within minutes of the post appearing, the image was rapidly shared across social media. Only two hours later, employees wrote on Facebook that a local person showed up to rescue and adopt both dogs. You can almost feel their happiness in the image below.
“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. 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.”
Check out the video above.