Friday, 20 July 2012

Weekend Warm-Up : In Memory of Captain the Dog

In memory of Captain
As some of you might have noticed, I am a huge animal lover and especially dogs. I've always felt a close connection to animals and love them with all my heart. It breaks my soul what happened recently in the Vancouver area. A German Shepherd named Captain was brutally beaten by a man and then left out in the hot sun in a dumpster in a back alley. A neighbour found him still clinging to life and took him right away to the SPCA (our local animal shelter). A team of doctors worked on him trying to bring him back to life and unfortunately yesterday Captain passed away. It is reported that the injuries sustained from the beating were so horrific that they couldn't even determine what was wrong. They had to put Captain in coma and it was thought if he did survive he would be paralysed in all 4 legs. Captain was originally in the Police Academy training (RCMP) to become a police dog but he was let go due to being too friendly. The RCMP sold Captain to a man who then sold it to the now accused man. I'm sorry to give you the whole sad story but I think what this man did to Captain is disgusting and unforgivable. People who harm animals should be prosecuted and punished for hurting helpless animals.
In honour of Captain a fund was set up to help the SPCA prosecute this man and any others who have harmed animals. It takes approximately $10,000.00 for the SPCA to gather evidence and prosecute each person. I have donated to this fund and it would mean so much to me if you could find it in your heart to help this cause.

You can donate at: Justice for Captain and if you would like to see who started the campaign (to ensure it's not a scam), you can find Nat & Drew from Virgin Radio here.

Thanks to everyone who donates *big hugs xo
You can find the full story on Captain here.

07/23/12 UPDATE: Their goal of $10,000.00 has been smashed but let's keep it going so the SPCA can prosecute more of these people who are cruel to animals.

Check out this little girls contribution to the cause - great job!

On a happier note - This week's neat tid bits from across the web:

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. Tracy Meredith20 July 2012 at 13:51

    You are one incredible lady !!! Lost for words...So much heart and soul !!!

  2. Hi Michelle! Thanks for highlighting Captain's story and for donating. I thought your readers might be interested to know that I've created a petition, in honour and memory of Captain, to lobby our government (BC and federal) to construct and enforce appropriate animal cruelty laws. If anyone would like to sign the petition, they can do so at the attached link. I think adding comments would be beneficial. I would like to send the petition to Christy Clark and Stephen Harper within a month. Thanks!

  3. Thanks Charlene for sharing that link here. Hopefully we can make a change!


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