Millions of dogs and cats are put to sleep in animal shelters across the United States each year.
But imagine if you could save some of them with just a couple clicks of your mouse? Thanks to social media, it's not as farfetched as you may think.
It's hard to believe a tail-wagging, yellow Lab named "Splash" was once on death row in an animal shelter.
With the clock ticking, the rescue group "Lucky Lab" posted his picture on its Facebook site in hopes of finding him a home ASAP. One thousand miles away, Peter Christmas and Janet Belsky fell in love with the lab.
"He was an older dog that's hard to adopt and we kinda figured that he was not going to have a very good shot at getting adopted," Christmas said.
Janet soon typed this response on the Facebook post: "With a name like Splash he belongs here on the lake. We would love to take him."