Viral Pic of Hugging Dogs Spares Pair From Euthanasia — For Now

Kala and Keira, two dogs featured in a "hugging" photo that went viral, are still looking for a permanent home, a Georgia-based shelter says.

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Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Georgia

A cuddly photo of two shelter dogs facing possible euthanization blew up on social media, buying the pair more time to find a forever home. 

The original photo, which generated thousands of likes and shares on Facebook, shows Kala (brown) hugging boxer-mix Keira inside a kennel in the Atlanta-based Angels Among Us Pet Rescue shelter.

The adorable pic included a heartbreaking plea written from the perspectives of the dogs, who the post said were scheduled to soon be put to sleep. 

"If no one saves us, someone will take her away from me," One passage, attributed to Kala, reads. "She gave me hope when I had none. Now it's over. Unless…"

Just two hours after the post, the dogs were taken into the same home, according to the rescue group. An updated photo featuring Kala and Keira giving kisses to their new caretaker drew more than 30 thousand likes. 

But the shelter later clarified that while the pups are "safe and in angels' care," they are currently being fostered and are still in need of a permanent home. The group is accepting foster care offers, donations and applications to adopt the animals on its website.

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