Huron County couple pleads guilty to one charge for breach of probation under the Ontario SPCA Act

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - HURON COUNTY, ON (October 1, 2012) – On September 4, 2012, John Gibbons and Tiffany Wright were charged  under the Ontario SPCA Act.


Mr. Gibbons and Ms. Wright were previously convicted in 2010 of animal cruelty and as part of their sentencing, rights of inspections were granted.  As a result of the Ontario SPCA's follow up inspections, animals were found inside the house which was a violation of their previous sentencing from 2010.  This resulted in further charges being laid and subsequently lead to Mr. Gibbons and Ms. Wright pleading guilty to "Failing to comply with a prohibition order".


“The Ontario SPCA in this case was granted inspections rights," said Senior Inspector Grandel.  "Our officers did their due diligence in performing their follow up inspections which lead to the additional charges being laid".


On September 4, 2012, John Gibbons and Tiffany Wright were sentenced to a 3 year prohibition from owning, caring for or living with an animal and two years probation.


The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives then allowing an animal to go without.  Contact your local Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to


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


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