About Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada was founded in 2013, in loving memory of Captain, a German Shepherd who was found abused and left in a dumpster in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 18, 2012. Captain passed away the following day. His abuser was convicted of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 3 years of probation, and a lifetime ban on owning or being in the custody of animals. He was subsequently convicted of murdering his mother.

On behalf of Captain and all other abused animals, ACLA Canada advocates for the improvement of Canadian animal protection legislation and its enforcement. We recognize "The Link," understanding that animal cruelty is a crime of violence against animals and a red-flag indicator of the potential for animal abusers to be participating in other criminality, including violence toward humans. It is our contention that animal cruelty is a public safety concern. If you would like to assist with our efforts, we cordially invite you to check out the rest of our website where you can learn more about how to help animals. Please also join us on Facebook at Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada.

Captain's headstone

Captain's headstone at the BC SPCA cemetery

(click on the album links to see more photos of the final resting place of Captain and the Whistler Sled dogs, who are buried next to each other)       Album 1        Album 2

See the memorial page for Captain

Just a few of the petitions we have submitted