Sarah McLachlan: 'I Change The Channel' When My ASPCA Commercials Come On

Sarah McLachlan Admits Even She Can't Watch Her ASPCA Sad Dog Commercials

Even Sarah McLachlan changes the channel when her notoriously gut-wrenching ASPCA commercials come on.

The famed singer has lent her voice to numerous commercials sponsored by the American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals that feature sad-looking animals desperate for a home. The PSAs have taken on a life of their own because of how hard they can be to watch. When she spoke with HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker about the release of her new album, "Shine On," McLachlan added that she too avoids the commercials.

"I change the channel. I can't take it," McLachlan said. "I can't even look at it. It's just so depressing."

She added that even though these ads generated more than $30 million for the ASCPA, she doesn't want her legacy to only include these tear-jerking commercials.

"Do I want to be remembered just for that? Absolutely not," McLachlan said. "I mean, I love animals absolutely; but, if I want to think about what my legacy would be, it would be more about kids and music, which is sort of my true passion."

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with Sarah McLachlan here.

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