Shelter dog hugs best friend so tight hours before euthanasia and saves his life

It’s remarkable how a single photo has the power to change lives like it did for two shelter dogs. Kala and Keira ended up living together in the shelter – and with nothing but each other, they soon became inseparable.

They were absolutely rooted to each other, heart and soul. Tragically, the two were placed in a killer asylum and their time was quickly running out. Then, with a quick click of the camera, everything started to change and the two were given a second chance at life.

The two were at the Etowah County Humane Society and were scheduled to be euthanized the next day when the staff decided to take a photo and post a final plea for the puppies’ lives on their social media page.

The two puppies in the shelter attracted the attention of those from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, to whom the shelter told them that the two scared friends had unfortunately reached their “deadline”, literally. It was their last day and they were scheduled to be euthanized.

In a last-ditch effort to save the two shelter canines from certain death as time was rapidly running out, the rescue re-shared the popular picture with a message that detailed their terrible tale from Kala’s viewpoint;

The heartbreaking post went viral within minutes, and according to Angels Among Us, it was exactly 2 hours and 6 minutes from the time their story was posted to the time they were walking away from certain death. A gentleman who saw the picture on the rescue page immediately called the rescue and said he was on his way to pick them up.

Unfortunately, however, he could only house the relieved shelter dogs until a forever home could be found, so their trials were getting easier, but certainly not over.

Then, in October, three months after the photo of the two shelter dogs was posted on social media, they finally met their forever humans, and the pairing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Pam Cody and Wendy Newman are not only best friends but also roommates, which was perfect because now both Kala and Keira will have their own mother to love and at the same time be able to keep each other!

In an interview with People, Cody and Newman discuss the events leading up to their adoption. They saw the post about Kala and Kiera needing permanent homes earlier this summer, but they already had two dogs of their own to care for.

Then, in a tragic – yet beautiful – twist of fate, both of their dogs died within days. So when they found out that Kala and Kiera still hadn’t met their forever family, they decided to change that for the shelter dogs.

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