Even Sarah McLachlan can’t watch her sad ASPCA ad

Sarah McLachlan would rather be in arms of angel than watch the depressing commercial of all time… the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) ad because she said it’s “too sad.”

McLachlan stars in the ad that causes every American to grab their remote faster than they grab themselves when they’re home alone and she provided her song “Angel” for the saddest PSA in the history of humankind.

Sarah admits the even she herself switches channels if the ad appears, because she hates seeing the images of the abused and neglected pets that pop up.

“I have to say it was brutal doing those ads,” she tells Makers. “I can’t watch them, it kills me.”

But McLachlan reveals she has gained a new fanbase thanks to her involvement with the ASPCA.

“I’d be at Target in, like, Missouri at 10 at night, getting off the tour bus, and I’d be going down the aisle and these two old ladies go, ‘Are you that dog lady?'” McLachlan laughs.

ASPCA bosses claim McLachlan’s heartbreaking ad is responsible for raising over $30 million for the organization–and makes potential owners think twice before taking in a dog or cat they can’t look after.