Viral photo of dogs hugging saves them from euthanasia

A photo of two dogs hugging in a Georgia animal rescue went viral. (Courtesy: Malena Evans)

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WISH) — A photo of two dogs hugging it out at a Georgia pet rescue has in turn helped save them from being euthanized.

The pair was scheduled to be put to sleep unless someone stepped up to rescue them. So, the staff at Angels Among us Pet Rescue took to social media with their picture to try and get them the help they needed before their deadline.

The rescue group posted the picture to Facebook saying “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.”

In just a short two hours and six minutes the dogs were saved and safely in the car and on their way to a vet.

The group posted a follow up post saying “They are safe” and thanked everyone for their support and donations.

Hugging Dog photo credit: Malena Evans
(Photo on the left shows the dogs hugging in the cage. The right photo shows the dogs with the man who adopted them. Photo credit: Malena Evans)


If you would like to donate to Kala and Keira’s care click here.


This article was originally published on WISH-TV

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