Captain was a 2-year-old German Shepherd dog who was discovered on July 18, 2012 wrapped in a bloody sheet and left in a dumpster in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When Captain was found he was emaciated, and had been cut, stabbed, and brutally beaten (to the point of being rendered quadriplegic and with brain hemorrhaging). Despite desperate efforts to save him, Captain passe…d away from cardiac arrest the day after being rescued from the dumpster.
Captain’s current “owner” is suspected in Captain’s death, but although the BC SPCA has recommended charges in Captain’s death, no person has yet been charged.
Captain’s story has saddened some, enraged others, and touched many. This petition is established for the purpose of ensuring that animal cruelty laws in BC and Canada are strong and that meaningful punishments are imposed on those who abuse or inflict cruelty on animals