This very well could be the saddest thing you see this week.

This gorgeous little dog ended up at the animal shelter because she escaped her yard, and got into the neighbor's. The neighbors then called animal control and she ended up at the "pound". In this video, you will see her owners returning to the shelter... but here's the catch: they're not here for her. They stand at the fence right in front of this super happy, excited dog that thinks they've come to return her home, and guess what? They've come to "pick out" another dog. Imagine how this dog must feel.

News flash, folks: Pets are not disposable! They are a life-long commitment, and they have feelings of anger, fear, and sadness just like you and I.

You want to know the easiest way to get me choked up? Here's a perfect example.

Fortunately, there's plenty that you can do to help.

Please, be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

[via LA Animal Care]