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Pups on ‘death row’ saved at last minute thanks to tear-jerking photo

Two shelter dogs destined for doggy death row received a last-minute reprieve and a forever home after rescue workers shared an adorable picture of the duo hugging!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 09/11/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

Back in 2015, things weren't looking good for Keira and her best pal Kala. The pair were stuck in a rescue shelter and only days away from being euthanised.

And as the final 'deadline' approached, it became clear that these two were going to stick together until the very end. They spent their last days snuggled up together, and Kala couldn't stop hugging her only friend in the world. You could say she was hanging on for dear life.

One last plea for a reprieve

Staff were moved by the incredible bond between the pups and realised they had to make a last-ditch attempt to save them. So they snapped an adorable picture of the puppies hugging and posted it on social media, along with this tearjerking plea:

 "I'm Kala. This is Keira. We're so scared in here. Today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us, or we'll be 'next."

The post went viral, and it took less than two hours for a hero to arrive. The unnamed foster dad couldn't adopt the pooches permanently, but he took them in until their forever humans finally arrived.

Happy ever after

They were another couple of best friends called Pam Cody and Wendy Newman. Pam and Wendy fell in love with the pups instantly, and the pair of twos became a family of four. And today, almost five years later, Kala and Keira still live like every day is their last - only now they do it with a big smile on their chops!

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"They play nonstop," said Wendy Newman. "And, of course, they still hug!"


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