Heartbreaking moment a puppy recognizes owners at shelter, then realizes she's being abandoned

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Zuzu's story is a sad one, but it's helping raise awareness about pet abandonment.

The adorable two-year-old German Shepherd was taken to her local shelter after being found in her neighbor's yard. But her owners still don't want her.

While at the shelter, Zuzu noticed her former owners arrive. The pup lit up, excited that she would be going home. Tail wagging, Zuzu started barking for them.

However, the owners were not at the shelter for Zuzu. They were there to adopt another dog.

One of the volunteers at the shelter wrote a post that details Zuzu's heartbreak.

Desi Lara wrote:

With her fast wagging tail seeing her owners Zuzu lite up like a Christmas Tree. She looked like the happiest dog. Yeah, she's going home.

But No. Talking to her owners they told me they were not here to reclaim her, they were getting another dog.

Hopefully, someone will fall even more in love with Zuzu.

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