Most of us are all too aware of the number of rescue dogs in shelters who may not live to see another day if a kind stranger does not adopt them. Oftentimes the statistics brings dog lovers to tears because they are aware they cannot adopt them all, no matter how much they want to.
Shelters and rescues often post photos of the animals at their facilities in an attempt to get them adopted. On occasion, those photos are so touching, so heartbreaking, that they just can’t be overlooked. This is one of those times.
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Georgia posted a photo (above) on their Facebook page of two dogs, Kala and Keira, hugging. With it, they included the following message, from the point of view of Kala:
“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. They’ll come for me next and I won’t be as brave. We’ve comforted each other while we were here. She gave me hope when I had none. Now it’s over. Unless…”
The photo was up for two hours and six minutes before Kala and Keira were in the car of a rescue volunteer on their way to their new forever home with a veterinarian.
We love happy endings such as these, don’t you?