This abandoned dog can't stop crying -- and the video will break your heart

An abandoned dog named AJ has found a new home after a video of him crying in an animal shelter went viral.

AJ, a 6-year-old Pit Bull and Labrador mix, was dropped off last year at California's Carson Shelter, along with his brother. Their family could no longer afford to take care of the pups, and thus had to relinquish them to the shelter.

According to the shelter's Facebook, AJ was "shutting down" with a cold, seemingly nervous in his new environment. In an effort to get AJ adopted, the shelter posted this heartbreaking video of him -- it seems the pup cannot hold back his tears.

This video of AJ was posted last February and tugged on the heartstrings of many, ready to come to AJ's rescue and save him from the high-kill shelter. However, the video is just now going viral, with over half a million people wondering the fate of AJ since the time of writing.

According to the updated Facebook post, AJ was saved from the shelter soon after the video was taken. His brother, Toby, was also saved sometime later.

AJ's story is quickly making it's way around the internet. Although we're hoping he's been in a happy home, his story is bringing to light the plight of animal shelters and high-kill facilities.

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'Mitch' (FRONT) a one year old Cocker Spaniel, gets a health check by a veterinarian in Nijmegen on June 20, 2017. Mitch is the first ivory dog trained in the Netherlands and is set to hunt for ivory poachers in the west African country of Mali. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Piroschka van de Wouw / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW/AFP/Getty Images)
'Mitch', a one year old Cocker Spaniel, poses after a health check by a veterinarian in Nijmegen on June 20, 2017. Mitch is the first ivory dog trained in the Netherlands and is set to hunt for ivory poachers in the west African country of Mali. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Piroschka van de Wouw / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW/AFP/Getty Images)
A special unit of wildlife rangers demonstrate an anti-poaching exercise ahead of the Giants Club Summit of African leaders and others on tackling poaching of elephants and rhinos, Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
KEMPIANA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Prince Harry meets 'killer', a specialist anti-poaching dog as he visits Southern African Wildlife College, a flagship centre close to Kruger National Park, during an official visit to Africa on December 2, 2015 in Kempiana, South Africa. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KEMPIANA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Prince Harry meets with specialist anti-poaching dogs as he visits Southern African Wildlife College, a flagship centre close to Kruger National Park, during an official visit to Africa on December 2, 2015 in Kempiana, South Africa. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
PHALABORWA, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Shaya, a three-legged sniffer dog at the Balule Nature Reserve on September 29, 2015 in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Shaya is also an anti-poaching dog and Craig Spencers long-term friend. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
PHALABORWA, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Shaya, a three-legged sniffer dog at the Balule Nature Reserve on September 29, 2015 in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Shaya is also an anti-poaching dog and Craig Spencers long-term friend. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Instructors simulate on November 26, 2014 the arrest of rhinoceros poachers with trainee dogs, pretending to chase a poacher in the water, at the Paramount Group Anti-Poaching training and K9 (canine) academy in Magaliesberg. One of the largest of its kind in Africa, the academy addresses the ever-increasing need for training of Conservation Officers in anti poaching activities, wildlife contraband detection, specialist canine solutions and Ranger canine handler training - all of which have proven success rates in combatting and apprehending poachers and their activities. The center has been established to provide comprehensive training solutions to assist in curbing the current surge in rhinoceros and elephant poaching. These solutions include specialized anti-poaching reaction unit training, training of handlers and detection dogs at points of access to game reserves and borders, tracking dogs for field rangers, and training special operation dogs for rapid deployment teams, among others. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
PHALABORWA, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Shaya, a three-legged sniffer dog plays with Craig Spencer at the Balule Nature Reserve on September 29, 2015 in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Shaya is also an anti-poaching dog and Craig Spencers long-term friend. (Photo by Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Former special forces Marius and his antipoaching dog Venom get ready to jump out from a moving helicopter on November 26, 2014 as they simulate the arrest of rhinoceros poachers with trainee dogs, pretending to chase a poacher in the water, at the Paramount Group Anti-Poaching training and K9 (canine) academy in Magaliesberg. One of the largest of its kind in Africa, the academy addresses the ever-increasing need for training of Conservation Officers in anti poaching activities, wildlife contraband detection, specialist canine solutions and Ranger canine handler training - all of which have proven success rates in combatting and apprehending poachers and their activities. The center has been established to provide comprehensive training solutions to assist in curbing the current surge in rhinoceros and elephant poaching. These solutions include specialized anti-poaching reaction unit training, training of handlers and detection dogs at points of access to game reserves and borders, tracking dogs for field rangers, and training special operation dogs for rapid deployment teams, among others. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 22: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Russel the Belgian Shepherd guards a rhino and her calf walk in the Pilanesberg nature reserve on July 22, 2012 in the North West Province, South Africa. Russel is one of the dogs who graduated from Mechem after nine months of training as part of a rhino conservation programme. They will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers. (Photo by Liza van Devente/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 22: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Russel the Belgian Shepherd and his handler walk in the Pilanesberg nature reserve on July 22, 2012 in the North West Province, South Africa. Russel is one of the dogs who graduated from Mechem after nine months of training as part of a rhino conservation programme. He will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers in the reserve. (Photo by Liza van Devente/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 22: Russel the Belgian Shepherd and his handler walk in the Pilanesberg nature reserve on July 22, 2012 in the North West Province, South Africa. Russel is one of the dogs who graduated from Mechem after nine months of training as part of a rhino conservation programme. He will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers in the reserve. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Liza van Deventer)
PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 22: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Russel the Belgian Shepherd walk looks on in the Pilanesberg nature reserve on July 22, 2012 in the North West Province, South Africa. Russel is one of the dogs who graduated from Mechem after nine months of training as part of a rhino conservation programme. He will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers in the reserve. (Photo by Liza van Devente/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 11: A trained dog attacks a trainer at the Mechem facility in Centurion, on July 11, 2012 near Pretoria, South Africa. Three dogs graduated from Mechem as part of a rhino conservation programme. They will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers. (Photo by Gallo Images/ The Times/Daniel Born/Getty Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 11: Wessel and Karla van Wyk meet dog Toby during a demonstration at the Mechem facility in Centurion, on July 11, 2012 near Pretoria, South Africa. Three dogs graduated from Mechem as part of a rhino conservation programme. They will be used to track and apprehend rhino poachers. (Photo by Gallo Images/ The Times/Daniel Born/Getty Images)
SKUKUZA, SOUTH AFRICA MARCH 18(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Robert Bryden with his dog, Kara during an anti-poaching demonstration on March 18, 2015 at the Kruger National Park in Skukuza, South Africa. Since the deployment of the army on the park in 2011, there have been less poachers entering from the eastern border of the park which lies closest to Mozambique. (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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