“I'm Kala. This is Keira. We're so scared in here," read the post featuring the picture of Kala with her paws around Keira’s neck. "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 post made a big impact. It was shared, liked and commented on thousands of times – but most importantly, it found the best friends a new home.
Just two hours after it went up, Kala and Keira were out of the shelter and safely in the car of their new foster parent.
“There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together! Thank you for your shares, donations and offers! Just look at these two!!! This is why we rescue,” Angels Among Us posted just a few hours later.