Shelter dogs Kala and Keira were scheduled to be put to sleep on Monday.
“Today is their last day unless we can save them,” Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted on their Facebook page.
“This is as urgent as urgent can get. We really don’t have time to spare. We have no fosters available. Animals in need have overwhelmed us recently and we must have someone today apply to foster,” the post by the Atlanta rescue stated.
The rescue reached out on Facebook, making an emotional last-minute appeal in hopes of finding someone willing to adopt the dogs.
“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.”
Two hours after the appeal was posted, a man arrived at the shelter and adopted both dogs, according to the rescue.
“There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together,” the rescue posted.
If you like to donate to the rescue, they can be reached here: www.angelsrescue.org