O Captain! Our Captain! This one-year-old Shepherd mix was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on August 19th. We don't know why, but we do know that his family also surrendered two other dogs with Captain. The family had children and indicated that three dogs were all good with the children. Sadly, Captain not only lost his home and family, but also risked losing his life at this small rural kill shelter. Making matters worse, Captain was heartworm positive.