Abandoned Shelter Dog Is Thrilled To See Her Former Owners – But They Are There To Adopt A Different Dog

There are plenty of reasons why people abandon their pets and surrender them to animal shelters. And of course, most of them have good reasons for giving their beloved pets. Perhaps they have to move to a new place and can’t take their pets with them, or they just can’t take proper care of the animal. Those reasons are all understandable.

But sadly, some people have more outrageous reasons. It’s heartbreaking when they abandon their beloved pets just to adopt a “better” dog.

A bad family had left their dog at a shelter and then returned to the same shelter to adopt a different dog as the poor dog watched helplessly.

Zuzu the German shepherd was surrendered to the Downey Animal Care Center in Los Angeles by her owners when she was two-years-old. Although staff and volunteers at the shelter loved and cared for her, she was still sad and inconsolable.

She is a friendly girl but I sensed sadness and confusion,” Desi Lara, a volunteer at Downey Animal Care Center, tells The Dodo. “Most dogs zoom around the yard. She treaded softly, nervous to look around.”

One day, a family came to visit the shelter to look for a dog. Amazingly, after days of misery, Zuzu suddenly perked up when seeing the family. As it turned out, they were her former owners. She immediately recognized them and excitedly leapt at the fence to greet them. She whirred like a helicopter and raced up and down the yard.