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For Shelter Dogs, an Embrace Can Save Lives

Alvin Ward
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Two ill-fated shelter dogs, Kala and Keira were not long for this world, with the clock ticking down until their imminent euthanization. Luckily, Georgia pet rescue charity Angels Among Us posted a picture of the pups hugging in their cage. 

“We’re so scared in here,” the post said, taking on the voice of Kala, the dog holding on to Keira, a boxer mix. “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.'”

Facebook users were touched by the fluffy friends, and the dogs were adopted in just 2 hours and 6 minutes after the post. It just goes to show you, a little PDA and a good social media consultant can go a long way.

[h/t: TIME]

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