This heartbreaking photo of two dogs hugging actually saved their lives!

A photo of two dogs hugging behind bars hours before they were set to be killed by an animal shelter saved both of their lives after the image was posted on Facebook.

Charity group “Angels Among Us Animal Rescue” posted the photo of Kala and Keira on Monday. The caption, written from the point-of-view of Kala, was also posted:

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’.

I’ll see her (Keira) 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…

This apparently did the trick, because they both were adopted by a veterinarian just a few hours later!

PLEASE NOTE: THESE PUPS ARE SAFE AND IN ANGELS’ CARE BUT ARE IN A FOSTER HOME. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ADOPTED. TO ADOPT KALA…

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday, July 20, 2015

THEY ARE SAFE!!! There are no words to tell you how happy we are that these two best friends are safe and together! …

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Monday, July 20, 2015

Beautiful end to this story!