Brampton man pleads guilty of possessing animal fighting equipment

IMMEDIDATE RELEASE - Brampton, ON (September 27, 2012) – On August 31, 2012, Gurpreet Singh pled guilty to one count under the Ontario SPCA Act.

An Ontario SPCA Inspector was contacted by Brampton Animal Services to attend a Brampton residence, in relation to a warrant under Dog Owners Liability Act (DOLA), after a dog had attacked an 11-year-old boy.  During the execution of the warrant items used for training animals to fight were found.  On May 24, 2012 a second warrant was executed in which other items were seized from the residence by the Ontario SPCA Inspector in relation to equipment used in animal fighting.


Mr. Singh was charged and subsequently pled guilty to one count of, “own or have possession of equipment that are used in animal fights or in training animals to fight.” He was fined $500.00, required to serve  40 hours of community service, and received a two year prohibition from possessing, owning or caring of any dog.


 “The Ontario SPCA takes a strong stand against animal fighting  and the training of animals to fight” says Senior Inspector Steve Toy. “If anyone is aware of these types of activities within their community we encouraged you to contact your local Ontario SPCA, Humane Society or Police services.”


To report animal cruelty please call the Ontario SPCA 1-888-668-7722, email your concern to, or contact your local police.



Provincial Media Contact
Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office

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