If a picture can express and paint a thousand words, a photo can also save lives!
The photo of Keira, a one-year-old boxer mix, and Kala, an eight-month-old hound mix were seen hugging each other, became viral on Facebook and saved their lives. The two dogs would be put to sleep if no one would adopt them by the end of the day.
These two dogs are at an animal shelter in Georgia when the photo went viral. An adoption coordinator in Etowah Valley Humane Society took the picture. Said photo was posted at Angels Among Us Pet Rescue’s Facebook page. Thousands of people liked and shared the said photo.
Two hours after the photo was posted, the concerned citizens were able to raise money enough to rescue the two dogs. The funds raised were able to cover the dogs’ medical expenses.
Thanks to the viral photo and concern, the dogs were saved just in time!
Eventually, a volunteer fostered the two dogs while waiting for someone to adopt them. The two dogs are growing up happily and healthily.
After three months from their foster home, Kala and Keira were able to find their forever home!
Best friends and roommates, Wendy and Pam, decided to adopt Kala and Keira for good.
Wendy has been following the story of Keira and Kala. Wendy’s two elderly dogs just passed away, and after learning about the story of the two hugging dogs, she can’t help but make a call.
Wendy’s sadness from losing her dogs was replaced by a smile when Keira and Kala came into her life.
Wendy and Pam are planning to put up a Facebook page to update everyone about the hugging dogs and to help Angels Among Us Pet Rescue to raise funds.
Continue to inspire, Keila and Kala!