Heartless family leaves escaped dog at shelter, adopts new pup

A California family is being hounded on Facebook after they were caught on camera doing their dog dirty — getting her all happy and excited to leave an animal control shelter and then adopting a new four-legged best friend, instead.

Heart-wrenching video posted on Monday by a worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control center in Downey shows the German Shepherd, Zuzu, frantically wagging her tail and barking for joy after spotting her despicable owners.

The pooch had gotten loose — hopping the family’s backyard fence and then escaping into their neighbor’s yard — and was picked up by Animal control, according to the worker.

Zuzu’s owners arrived at the shelter a short time later, but not to reclaim her like the staff had hoped.

“Doing Dog Intros we got [interrupted] by a distracted and overly excited Zuzu,” Desi Lara wrote in the video description. “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.”

Read more at the New York Post.