This was released as the Christmas single by the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). It was recorded at frequencies too high for humans to hear, but the song is audible to most dogs. A range of canine reactions have been reported, including one dog attacking the radio it played on.
The single contains both an instrumental and vocal version of the song.
This proved very popular in New Zealand, where it went to #1. The single raised about $20,000 for the SPCA.
Lucy from Rhinebeck, NyThe first time I saw those SPCA commercials, I cried in my pillow for hours. The animals looked so terrible. It was sad. And this song was used in a recent commercial, and it makes me even more sad...
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