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Two Hugging Dogs Saved from Being Put Down After Photo Goes Viral

Hours before they were scheduled to be put down, two dogs at an animal shelter in Georgia were spared after an image of them hugging made its rounds online.

A photo shared on Facebook by the Atlanta-based group Angels Among Us Pet Rescue showed the two hounds, named Kala and Keira, embracing each other in a cage at a dog pound Monday.

The group also issued a plea for someone to come to their rescue:

“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.”

Angels Among Us later updated the post:

“Exactly 2 hours and 6 minutes. That’s how long it took this amazing community of animals lovers to come together to save the lives of two canine friends. We just received word from our Angels volunteer that Kala and Keira are safely in the car and on their way to a vet.”

The group then shared an image of Kala and Keira safe and sound with their hero:

“THEY ARE SAFE!!! There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together!” the group said.

Video courtesy of FOX and Friends:

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