The story of two dogs locked up in a pound had a happy ending after a picture of the pair hugging each other on the day they were due to be euthanised went viral.
The photograph had been posted on Facebook by an US-based charity, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.
The caption on the picture read:
“We’re so scared in here. The people working in the shelters see how scared we are … today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us or we’ll be ‘next’.”
“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.”
Such emotive post did the trick, and somebody soon came to the rescue.
Once again, the need to neuter and spay dogs has been highlighted, to avoid needless loss of canine life.