After she escaped her family’s yard, Zuzu the two-year-old German Shepherd mix found herself in a local dog pound.
Days later, she spotted her family through the wire fence.
Zuzu was boisterous and delighted and crying with joy at the sight of the people she loved more than anything; as far as she was concerned, they’d finally come to save her.
But they weren't at the dog shelter to to bring her home.
They were there to adopt another dog.
Watch the heartbreaking moment Zuzu spotted her old family. (Post continues after video.)