Nothing puts a damper on your TV watching quite like the saddest commercial ever. You know the one.
It's Sarah McLachlan and poor, unfortunate shelter dogs begging you to get off the couch and save them. The PSA was filmed almost 10 years ago and still makes the hardest of hearts turn into mush as soon as you hear the first chords of McLachlan's song "Angel"
The ASPCA's commercials are the most depressing things on television but for a very good cause.
The singer-songwriter told the Charlotte Observer that she got on board when one of her good friends, who happened to be on the board of the SPCA in Vancouver, asked if she would consider doing an ad for them.
She says she only spent three hours in the studio and the ad managed to help raise 30 million dollars.
Surprisingly the Grammy winner's passion isn't animal.
"It really hit home in a profound way, and there were articles written about how we'd changed the face of fundraising," McLachlan told The Charlotte Observer. "And it was kind of difficult for me because I started to feel a bit disingenuous about the whole thing, in the sense that I had people writing me letters weekly (about shelter animals). I felt like a fraud, because I just did this little commercial. I love animals as much as the next person, but if I really wanted to attach myself to something, it would be kids and education.
And if you find yourself clamoring for the remote the minute you see those puppy dog eyes on TV, you're not alone. Last year McLachlan sat down with HuffPost Live and she admitted she does the same thing.
Pudge even has a mini party hat 🎉🍩 #donutbirthday #pudgeybirthday #pudgethecat
upgraded my wheels ✌️ come get me ladies
You found me 😽 Photo by: Lisa Scarsi
Violet ( @lifeofvi ) is our favorite cover girl!
Is it Friday yet? #pugsleykitty
BUB's taking a break from spring break to help get free litter for shelters. Vote for BUB and help shelters get free cat litter - more info at www.lilbub.com thanks to @worldsbestcatlitter #goodjobbub #lilbub
#tbt to that time i got caught playing in the fireplace and was forced to take an unscheduled bath. can't a dog have a little fun around here??
Sometimes, Stump Stump likes to stare at me like he knows I'm a basic bitch. But to be fair, we all are next to a corgi wearing a monkey onesie. #AllBasicInComparison #HappyFriday
Here's Olive wearing a cap to brighten up your day 💗😘 #adoptdontshop #rescue #rabbit
Table for one tonight. #corgi #dinner #food #foodporn #yummy #beer #craftbeer #beachwood
Crimes of the Underground by New York Magazine
1) The Seat Hog: Crime-not offering seat to pregnant women or the elderly
2) The Gawker: Crime-staring
3) The Doorman: Crime-holding the closing doors
4) The Groomer: Crime-flossing teeth, or clipping fingernails on the train
5) The Gobbler: Crime-eating messy, smelly food
6) The Sherpa: Crime-riding with a suitcase, furniture or appliances
🍕The Pizzeria, a new remake of the barkery shot I posted before! Except this time the lighting stunk because the lamp I needed broke. 💔
Who wants pizza? I know I do🍕🍴
Seems Otter's been taking some selfies for his online dating profile. He's under the impression glasses make him look smart. #dork #dogselfies #dogsinglasses
Yes Way Rosè Pallooza 🍷 @yeswayrose
So lazy, did not want to get out of the bed this morning...
How I feel when I have to work out on Saturdays.... Boo ! #sleep #noworkout #tired #fitness #keepgoing
Help me, Obi-Winter Kenobi, you're my only hope!
Well folks. Tuna has officially declared this his uniform for the remainder of the summer. There was no talking him out of it, even though I told him that it's basically summer weather all year long since we live in California, but that didn't seem to change his mind so I guess just be prepared to see a lot more of this outfit situation. #decisiveandconfident
Woah, all these broken hearts on that pole 💔
Man if pole dancing's an art you know how many freakin’ artists I know⁉️ 👯 #YouDontLoveMeYouJustLoveMyDoggyStyle
Let the rain come, I'm ready!
#PrincessMonsterTruck is just taking in all the glory of #NationalCatDay
#PartyLikeAMonsterTruck #CatDayAllDayEveryDay ---------------
⭐️Random Photo Challenge ⭐️ -
After posting the hitchhiker picture, I realized Jazzy was wearing the same Babushka when we were first featured. So it has a special meaning to me. I challenge my followers to take a fun picture of your dog wearing one and post it under #Doginbabushka I will highlight one of the pictures in a few weeks. *Please don't do this if your dog doesn't like wearing things on his head
Thanks @Lauriebee82 for reminding me this.
Shopping done for today. I bought just what I need 🍰🍸🎃
"Ok, glass. Show me...(fill in the blank)." #WhatDoesHeSee? #GoogleGlass #startrek
Happy Snout Sunday friends! We're on our way in from checking out all the Christmas trees growing out here. Pop and I have decided to ask mom if we can have our own tree to decorate. I'm thinking gingerbread ornaments, popcorn balls and Cheerio garland.🐷🐷🎄#cloudyday #SnoutSunday #Christmastree #farm #PrissyAndPop
Harlow, don't be alarmed! Try to remain calm. You have a tiny Thunderbolt on you!
"What's going on?!" #MrBagel 🐭 #chinchilla
Is it Friday yet? 🐶 Everybody's working for the weekend. Including Brady!
This is for the two or three people that enjoy seeing photos of me with my tongue out!!! #biddythehedgehog #tongueouttuesday #ilookgood #latergram 🐭👅😛
Spy Cheet is on a mission.
Funny face Momo
Is it really friday mom ? Really ? TGIF !!! 😆
Ho, ho, yum...! Alice & Finnegan have their Santa Claws on! 🎅🙀🎅 (Photo by @monicasisson) ~ 🎄🎁🎄 CONTEST Reminder! We've teamed up with @harrybarker_co for a #fabfestivepets contest. In addition to a 205+k shoutout/feature there is a wonderful cat and dog prize package to be won (one cat winner/one dog winner). See CONTEST posting on this feed (about 12 posts back ➡️) for full details. 🎄🎁🎄
Contests ends this Monday, December 15th at midnight E.S.T!
Anyone up for a 3 olive "Golden" Martini??? #shaken or #stirred!! Happy Halloween 🎃🎃👻👻
This is my happy dance!
Always by your side. / いつもそばにいるよ
This little (unimpressed) elf went to the vet again yesterday. She's on some new meds for a week and hopefully this will clear up her eye infection! This may be a chronic issue that poor little Elf deals with off and on for her lifetime, but we'll do whatever it takes to keep her happy and healthy! 😊 #elfie #poorelf #elfiethedwarf #dontshopadopt #adoptiononly #adoptionnation #yyc #petsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #catoftheday #whiskerwednesday
Sometimes you need to just give them a little over the shoulder! 😽👑💅💄💋 Milla 2015 Calendars are now avilable for purchase! 😻📅😺LINK: http://www.cafepress.com/millathecat #fiercefeline #werq #ifyougotit #flauntit #model #victoriasecret #showmewhatyouworkingwith #millathecat
Naw, it's cool bro. I'm not upset at all that you got Burger King fries and finished them in the car before coming inside because you KNOW how much I love BK fries and you KNOW I'd ask for a couple. Not totally breaking down on the inside at all.
I think this would be a good picture to use when someone decides to write my biography. Got the proper dictator look going here, don't you think?