Shelter dog hugs pup friend and saves their lives

Dogs rescued after picture goes viral

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue/Facebook

DETROIT - Two dogs that were set to be put down were saved after a heartbreaking photo showing one dog wrapping its arms around another was published on Facebook.

Kala and Keira were seen in the photo shared Monday by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Atlanta Georgia.

The post said: '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." 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 charity, about two hours after the post, the dogs were saved by a volunteer to a veterinarian.

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