Captain
CAPTAIN The German Shepherd
  • 2 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 19, 2010
  • Place of birth:
    Canada
  • Date of passing: Jul 19, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Loved the world over and forever the AMBASSADOR for Love and for change~

This memorial  was created in memory of  CAPTAIN The German Shepherd, just 2 years old, who passed away on July 19, 2012 from a severe case of Animal Abuse by his owner,  We will remember him forever and ever and ever~

CAPTAIN was just a baby really. At two years he was just starting his life. What happened to him is a terrble tradgedy and I am sure as a young puppy he never imagined being hurt and tortured by a human... his owner no less. 
CAPTAIN and his story has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world, of every color, age, religion, even people that don't own a dog have been moved by  his courage and fight to live after being left to die in a dumpster.   
CAPTAIN has become the innocent face of animal abuse and the AMBASSADOR for change, Change in laws and change in the way we view and value our precious animals, and he has forever changed our hearts for the good, for if we all just have one little piece of him in our hearts, to carry with us through our lives, we are the better for it.

Please clck on the TAB  at the top named "stories" to read how I came to know about him~
   
For More Information on his story and the criminal case that followed
Please visit the TRIBUTE PAGE on facebook I made for him and will forever keep and maintain to Honor him and keep his memory alive.

    Thank -you
lauren Lo bjorklund

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-and-Honor-for-Captain/416868015016419#

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ruby Lynch on 17th September 2016

"You were taken to soon to the rainbow bridge by the hand of your owner. You did nothing wrong to deserve it. Rest easy and know not all humans are like that you will live in many hearts."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Taylor on 19th August 2016

"Captain,  You did not deserve this. I am so sorry. You can rest easy now. You won't be hurt anymore. You are an angel."

This tribute was added by Andrea Giolli on 22nd July 2016

"You deserved a loving home ♥  RIP beautiful and brave Captain........"

This tribute was added by Barb Allen on 21st July 2016

"you will be forever loved and missed"

This tribute was added by Cindy Sequeira on 20th July 2016

"RIP Captain, run free over the Rainbow Bridge free from human cruelty. You will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Rosanna Tanzini on 20th July 2016

"Fly high Captain, we love you so much, much much!"

This tribute was added by Irina Teodorescu on 20th July 2016

"Rest in peace, Captain...."

This tribute was added by Judy Lylyk on 19th July 2016

"Run and Play Captain, Play with my Bailey and Tiki, they are waiting on Rainbow Bridge,"

This tribute was added by Gail Smith on 19th July 2016

"How anyone can hurt an animal they are supposed to love and care for is beyond me. RIP beautiful Captain"

This tribute was added by Louise McCooeye on 19th July 2016

"R.I.P. Captain  you will never be Forgotten ."

This tribute was added by Maz Hale on 19th July 2016

"So very sad for this beautiful dog. I Love German shepherds have had five of my own who are more than likely playing with you at Rainbow bridge......I now try and help to rescue as many as i can I play only a small part but  my heart hurts for your pain...run free sweetheart"

This tribute was added by Catherine N Donald Lazor on 19th July 2016

"We will always have you close to our hearts. So sorry we were not able to give you the love, life and light you deserved sweet boy xoxo"

This tribute was added by Veronica Klein on 19th July 2016

"Run free over the Rainbow Bridge Captain where you will never ever be abused again. All your pain and wondering WHY your family member could do this is gone forever. You are still remembered with loving thoughts after 4 years and you will be pleased to know that it was your untimely death that brought many people to campaign against the abuse from which you suffered. May your Heart be filled with Love for us humans because we are not all like your tormentor. Have fun Captain over the Rainbow Bridge, you deserve it."

This tribute was added by lauren bjorklund on 19th July 2016

"Every year feels the same for me... the haunting picture  of him in the dumpster... clinging to life... I will never get that image out of my mind and heart... I have german shepherds... they are the most loyal loving intelligent regal dogs that exist.. and I am sure Captain could not understand why? why? was his owner doing this? and his owner sustained NO injuries, not one.. and I know captain could have fought back and he didn't and THAT also makes me sad. He was a good dog.. that landed in the wrong hands because of careless previous owner who did NOT take the proper steps that WE in Rescue do every day when re-homing a dog, to ENSURE they go to a good stable home. Had he done that Captain would be alive today.  I will never forget you sweet boy... a part of you will remain in my heart forever <3"

This tribute was added by Gloria Delagua on 19th July 2016

"Run free sweet angel. I'll never forget you, run free. RIP."

This tribute was added by Dana Matyjasek on 19th July 2016

"Captain
It's been 4 years since you have been gone and every day you are missed and loved by so very many I wear your pin everyday you may
Gone but never forgotten Rip beautiful Angel we love you always"

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 19th July 2016

"My Sweet Baby, Happy Anniversary in Heaven sweetie. You are not forgotten, although I didn't know you, I feel like I did, and I only wish that I could have saved you. But you are in a better place where there is no more hurt. I love you sweet baby."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 24th December 2015

"Merry Christmas Captain in Heaven. I think of you often and how I wonder if I would have ever met you. I only wish for you is that I would have wanted you to have had a better life then you had. I love you baby even though we never met."

This tribute was added by TERESA CALHOUN on 16th August 2015

"My dearest Captain I'm am truly sorry for what that so called human did to you. I am sorry you never got to live past 2yrs old.  I am so sorry you never got to know true love.  I am so sorry you never got to ride in a car with the Windows down and your ears flopping in the wind. I am so sorry you never got to sleep in a bed your 2 short years. I'm so sorry you never was posted on the head and got a great big kiss on the nose. I am so sorry you never got to play ball or go swimming in the lake our chase a cat up a tree or go for long walks and set under a tree with your ownerandtake a nap. I'm so sorry for your abuse and your death.  I am sorry you got a sorry as piece of shit for your owner. I'm sorry I'm even called a human coz i never ever wanna be in the same class as that piece of shit who killed you. I'M SORRY! !!!! MUCH LOVE FOR YOU CAPTAIN"

This tribute was added by KiewAlberto Yat on 22nd July 2015

"Dear Captain,

Life should never have been what you went through. Words fail to describe what I feel reading your story and imagining the horror you went through in the dark dumpster all alone, unable to move yet feeling every terror and being helpless, waiting for death to release you. Oh if only every so called human who abuses helpless animals could be brought to justice.....the world would certainly be a better place without them. All I can do is leave my tribute here for you little one and hope that no other animal need go through the hell you experience here on earth."

This tribute was added by Jen Seals on 21st July 2015

"Dear Special Angel,
Just want you to know that reading your story has changed my life, and hopefully the lives of many animals. I have always been an animal lover, but love isn't always enough. After reading your story, I have been taking every opportunity to speak out for changes in laws and sentencing changed for abusers to every one I speak with. Your death was not in vain. I will work to get changes made in your honor."

This tribute was added by Denise Cruz on 20th July 2015

"Almost all my GSD's were and are rescues.  Captains story shook me to the core. I learned a lot, never thought people could be that bad, the poor fur baby's that just want to be loved.  I will be honest most my rescued GSD have issues, but I will and do everything I can to make them happy and comfortable, alright they are spoiled, but I could not understand how anyone could hurt any dog.  I can not thank the people that tried to save him enough,  I still cry when I see Captain, wishing I could have saved him from his horrific situation. In honor of Captain, I will continue to only have rescues, I know I am only one person but if I could share the love and commitment I have to rescues, I hope more people follow suit.  Also make people aware if they see or hear of animal abuse please let someone know to help that poor fur baby.  No animal should go thru what Captain went through.  We as people are better than that.  Captain you are missed and my heart breaks for you, I will never forget you"

This tribute was added by Dana Matyjasek on 20th July 2015

"The day I started following captain 's story was a very heartbreaking sad time I were his pin everyday it's so very heartbreaking what he had been through it's not far I pray everyday that animal abusers leave this earth captain you are missed and loved by so many you may be gone but you will never be forgotten rest easy beautiful baby boy"

This tribute was added by Trudy McKinnon Schmidt on 19th July 2015

"I pray that the day will one day come, when animal abuse does not exist on this planet. This precious dog will never be far from my thoughts, and I hope Captain is running with the angels and is forever free from pain.  I shed tears for you Captain, I am so sorry this happened to you.  :("

This tribute was added by Kelly Green on 19th July 2015

"I am so so sorry for the abuse Captain suffered. (I just feel it necessary to apologise for the idiot that did this). I rescued a beautiful dog, couldn't keep her, gave her to a workmate, and she didn't last a month. She was hit by a car, and I feel responsible. Poor poor Captain. Makes me want to cry for all abused animals"

This tribute was added by Jutta Moody on 19th July 2015

"I lost 4 Pups, but after I heard about your Case, sweet Captain, I'm glad they didn't have to suffer!!! You will NEVER be forgotten!!! RIP, sweet Pup, run free at the Rainbow Bridge!!!!"

This tribute was added by KevandLee GB on 19th July 2015

"You will always be in our thoughts and prayers Captain oxox"

This tribute was added by Patricia King on 19th July 2015

"R.I.P You will never be forgotten . It broke our hearts to see your pain but you will go on to help other abused animals .We love you <3"

This tribute was added by Tracey Edward on 19th July 2015

"Captain we let you down I'm so sorry x"

This tribute was added by Norma Pennells on 19th July 2015

"May you R.I.P. Captain. Run free from all the pain and suffering . Happy Birthday ."

This tribute was added by Gloria Delagua on 19th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Captain, now you are free from pain. You are such a beautiful dog, God bless you."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 19th July 2015

"Dear Captain,

Happy Fifth Birthday to you in Heaven. Run free with all the other babies at the Rainbow Bridge. You are in God's Kingdom and he will love and protect you always."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 19th July 2015

"My Dear Captain,

Happy third Anniversary in Heaven my baby. I bet you are running free at the Rainbow Bridge with all the other babies that have passed on. You were special and you mattered to all the ones that cared. I am so sorry that this happened to you, it shouldn't have. Always remember that I loved you even though I did not know you. All the animals are my babies. I love you Captain."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 9th April 2015

"Hi Captain, I am here once again to visit with you and to wish you a Happy Easter in Heaven. You are so missed and loved by me. I didn't know you but I feel like I should have. You are at peace now and no one can ever hurt you again. I love you Captain."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 31st December 2014

"Happy New Year my sweet baby. I love you and miss you. I will always come and be with you in your dreams and you will always have a special place in the little corner of my heart. I cared for you even though I did not know you. God will always take care of you as he does all the little animals that have past. He takes care of the living and the deceased. I love you Captain forever and ever."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Captain in Heaven. I love you and I miss you even though I did not know you, I felt as though I did. I am in animal rescue and I wish I could have rescued you. You are with God and all the angels in Heaven my friend. Say hell-o to my Smokey for me, he is there to. Tell Smokey I love and miss him like you."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 29th November 2014

"My Dear Sweet Captain,

I am here again for you my sweet baby. Happy Thanksgiving to you in Heaven. I love you so much,and I will always be here for you. You will always be in that special place in the corner of my heart."

This tribute was added by Else Godkin on 19th November 2014

"Captain I'm sitting here watching my 12 year old German Shepherd sleeping on his bed.  I so very sorry you never got to reach that age.  You died much to young and in a way you never should have."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 14th November 2014

"My Dear Sweet Baby Captain,

I am here again as I feel and want to be with you. I think about you all the time. I love you and you mattered, always be here in my heart. I have gone back into rescue work because that is where my heart is telling me to go. I love you Captain."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 11th November 2014

"Hi Captain,

I will always be here for you and I will always visit you. You know, I read today where your abuser has done another bad thing to a member of your family. He has murdered his own Mother. He must be a very hateful person to to this to you and then to his Mom. I am so sorry that this happened to you Captain. I wish I knew you before, I would have saved you somehow. I do a lot of good for animals so people tell me, and I have rescued a lot as well and I would have rescued you my dear baby. You will be and always will be on my shoulder and in my heart right beside my Smokey."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 3rd October 2014

"I am back Captain and  I will always be here for you. I did not know you but I felt as though I did. You will be forever in that little corner of of heart and I will always, always remember you. I love you so much. Rest in Peace my sweet, sweet baby."

This tribute was added by Samantha Ward on 21st July 2014

"Heartbreaking.  Forever in my heart, mind and soul. Bless you beautiful Captain. <3 xx <3"

This tribute was added by mandy morrison on 21st July 2014

"it breaks my heart to hear this    he was a brave dog   that loved his owner  , he never deserved to be treated so horribly  , bless him he is gone now the pain gone for ever    and he now runs free   over rainbow bridge RIP CAPTAIN your free"

This tribute was added by Rosanne Ducharme on 20th July 2014

"Dear Captain: i pray for you that you may have peace. We bear witness to your suffering. An energy field of love and compassion to comfort you is sent out in prayer and to trnasform the hearts and souls who support cruelty and oppression of each of you.  Divine love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you today and always. We send our tears and prayers on wings of love to you!  May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all abused animals who are suffering at the hands of humans."

This tribute was added by Andrea Giolli on 20th July 2014

"You were a beautiful boy with a sweet and loving spirit who deserved a long life with a loving family ♥  You will always be remembered by many kind souls who love you and who will fight for other innocent animals in your memory ♥  RIP beautiful boy....................................."

This tribute was added by Heather Dimsey on 19th July 2014

"I am an animal activist, and it abhors me the abuse that is dished out to our four legged, winged and 2 legged brothers and sisters. Every animal that passes especially at the hands of humans leaves an imprint on my heart. I should be a broken person, but its animals like Captain that make me fight harder to end the abuse.  On behalf of my family and my rescues, Captain, run free at the Rainbow Bridge.  You will meet your rescuer when the time is right and cross over together.  You will never be alone, scared or abused ever again.  Bless you Captain, gone but never forgotten and loved by millions who never had the chance to meet you."

This tribute was added by Norma Pennells on 19th July 2014

"R.I.P. Captain . You should not of suffered the way you did. Hope you are having fun at RAINBOW BRIDGE."

This tribute was added by lauren bjorklund on 19th July 2014

"Dearest Captain, I think of you often, I hurt for you always, I wish I could have helped you, I wish I could have had you in MY life as MY dog, I am sorry for what happened to you, and you will be my dog forever because you are in my heart forever.. :("

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 19th July 2014

"Happy second Anniversary in Heaven Captain. You are the Captain of the ship with all the other little animals that are there with you. Sail on my friend. Love you so."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 19th July 2014

"Captain, I love you and miss you being in my world. Happy Birthday to you in Heaven. Have you seen my Smokey. He is up there to. Check him out and go play and be happy. You are free from pain my friend. Happy, Happy Birthday to you. You and my Smokey are my angels on my shoulder."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 5th April 2014

"Well Captain, I am back again as I wanted to visit with you to let you know you have not been forgotten. While I did not know you, you mattered to me. This should not have happened to you my friend and not all people are bad. Who did this to you, he is coming up for trial and I hope they throw the key away. I love you Captain and I always will."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 14th March 2014

"Lighting a candle for you my sweetie pie, Rest in peace my little friend, I love you and always will."

This tribute was added by Phyllis Speegle on 18th January 2014

"I believe there is a special place of torment prepared for people who abuse children, older people, and animals. I hope that sometime in your short life you knew love and kindness and knew that all people are not like your abuser. Rest in peace, Captain."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 14th January 2014

"I will never forget you my friend, I will always come back to your site and leave a tribute. I never knew you but I wish I had. You are forever loved my friend."

This tribute was added by Susan David on 12th January 2014

"Well now Captain you are in a much better place ;and i hope you are having a good time ;you left a bad crual world and the person who had you was not good .Love you captain wish i could of saved you for this misserable man .Captain you are lovely ."

This tribute was added by Mary Sweat on 12th January 2014

"Absolutely heartbreaking. I pray for karma twrds his loser owner. And peace over the bridge for CAPTAIN.. You deserved so much better."

This tribute was added by Rebecca Flanagan on 11th January 2014

"I'm so sorry, Captain. I did not know you, but you have touched my heart. I'll remember you always, I promise."

This tribute was added by Diana Holley on 11th January 2014

"I am so sorry Captain, this should not have happened to you, not every human is bad. I am so sad as I too rescue animals both dogs and cats. I wish you had fallen into the right hands my friend. I will always say a prayer for you and think of you always."

This tribute was added by Antonia McCutcheon on 10th January 2014

"Hi sweet boy.  Thinking of you today.  Just wanted you to know that you are loved by many and especially by me.  Your memory will live forever in our hearts.  xoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Maj Matthews on 10th January 2014

"Running free, forever young you wait for all thoes who love you near and far. Many have and will be saved in your name, a prouder legacy none have! Always in our hearts sweet Captain"

This tribute was added by Sharon Dominaux on 10th January 2014

"My heart aches each time I see Captain's picture.my big shepherd girl passed at the age of 14 due to cancer,we cherished every minute with her and miss her so much.the evil monster who robbed Captain of her precious live should rot in hell!"

This tribute was added by Dana Matyjasek on 10th January 2014

"Captain you are loved and missed by so many you have touched so many hearts I never met you but I love you and you will always be in my heart forever and always when I heard about your story my heart dropped and tears started fallen as they are now as I write this  I wear you pin everyday it's so sad you lost your life at such a young age because your owner was a pos if I could have had you I would have loved you and spoiled you like crazy you are such a beautiful boy wish I could have met you Rip beautiful Captain love you and miss you buddy"

This tribute was added by Andrea Giolli on 10th January 2014

"What a wonderful Memorial to beautiful Captain!!!  He shall always be remembered by so many!!  RIP Captain........................."

This tribute was added by Barb Allen on 10th January 2014

"Captain,
I never knew you but once I heard your story you touched my heart so much,I have a pin with your picture on it and I wear it with pride.May you rest in peace dear boy and now run for ever free I love you and and always will"

This tribute was added by Cindy Tepsa on 9th January 2014

"The horrors of mankind should not surprise us as we have seen more than just abuse at their hand. But the fact that we can feel it and be impacted by it, motivates us to do something about it, and THAT will help ensure that there is less of it in the future. Captain did not die in vain. His light lives on in Heaven, and on Earth, as a tribute, and as a light for others like Lauren, who bravely and whole heartedly work to help other dogs in need so that less and less animals suffer needlessly at the hands of those who continue to walk this Earth with no conscience and no heart. To Captain, a beautiful soul, and now an angel, to help guide others who selflessly work for his cause. May God bless all of you who have left a tribute, and Lauren, for posting this beautiful site where Captain's work has just begun. Thank you Lauren, and bless your HUGE beautiful heart!"

This tribute was added by TJ OLeary on 9th January 2014

"I hope that this memorial will stand as a testament to all those who love animals and work to ensure that we will render these websites obsolete with the power of love, respect and understanding!!!"

This tribute was added by Keturah Wylemski on 9th January 2014

"Dear Captain, could you please say "hi " to Bridges and all the pets that have gone before you, and could you greet all of those that will follow? Thank you."

This tribute was added by Lisa Lomas on 9th January 2014

"You will never be forgotten, never. My heart breaks for you!!! You are missed deeply!!"

This tribute was added by ede s on 9th January 2014

"Rest in peace, sweet angel. I'm so sorry for what you went through."

This tribute was added by Laura Saft Schatz on 9th January 2014

"I have 2 dogs that are my life,I would never even think of abusing them,The one thing they want and need is love they give it back to you,you will never find a more loyal animal then a dog,we should do to the abusers what they do to there animals,leave them in a crate in freezing weather,how can anyone abuse a helpless animal,please think  if you want a dog then want it forever,this is to my babys Octavious my
Chihuahua,and Max my lab/shar-pei love you guys"

This tribute was added by Carole Hanrahan on 9th January 2014

"I will never understand how anyone can abuse an animal.  Criminal laws need to be strengthened and enforced against abusers.  God bless all the dear animals who have died at the hands of those who don't deserve to breathe the same air as them."

This tribute was added by Carole Hanrahan on 9th January 2014

"I will never understand how anyone can abuse an animal.  Criminal laws need to be strengthened and enforced against abusers.  God bless all the dear animals who have died at the hands of those who don't deserve to breathe the same air as them."

This tribute was added by Jutta Moody on 9th January 2014

"Every time I read your name I start to cry. I'm so sorry for what you had to go through. But now you can run free at the Rainbow Bridge and have fun with my Pups. RIP, my dear Captain!!!! Regards from Arizona"

This tribute was added by Peggy-Ann Danyluk on 9th January 2014

"I AM SO SORRY, YOUR STORY BROKE MY HEART AND MADE ME SO ASHAMED A ANOTHER HUMAN COULD BE SO CRUEL. R.I.P CAPTAIN."

This tribute was added by Gabriela Schenett on 9th January 2014

"It is still heartbreaking, I am so sorry for all your suffering :'(  Rest in Peace Captain I Hope it is a beautiful Place You Found behind the rainbowbridge. Sad Regards from Germany"

This tribute was added by Norma Pennells on 9th January 2014

"R.I.P. Captain . It broke my heart to hear how you passed away. We miss you very much ."

This tribute was added by Gloria Delagua on 9th January 2014

"Such a beautiful dog , and very gentle nature. RIP little angel. Never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Cindy Schmidt on 9th January 2014

"I worked for two different  animal shelters.....sad to see how these orphans of the desert (live in Arizona) are just tossed out in the desert.  We do what we can, but, never enough.  Thank God he had you in his final moments ."

This tribute was added by Judy Lylyk on 9th January 2014

"Captain you deserved so much better.Sorry for the life you lost,if you'd been mine you'd still be here playing with my dog."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Burrell on 9th January 2014

"Breaks my heart that any one could abuse a animal. Captain will for ever be loved by the millions that never had the chance to meet him by your awesome tribute to him."

This tribute was added by Fred Kennedy on 9th January 2014

"such a beautiful and lucky dog to have someone like you......and he will be missed very much......"

This tribute was added by lauren bjorklund on 9th January 2014

"I rescue dogs, and I rescue many German Shepherds, and Captain's story broke my heart because I love animals and the shepherds are a special breed. I now continue rescuing but I have a special angel on my shoulder when I do~ in Honour of ... " you '"


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