Jagdeep Sanghera pleaded guilty in Okotoks Provincial Court on July 10, 2019 to one count under the Animal Protection Act 2.1(b) of failing to provide veterinary care to an animal that is wounded or ill. In April of 2018 the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint of a dog in distress. An Alberta SPCA Peace Officer advised Sanghera to seek medical attention for the dog with an injury to its penis, but during a follow up visit it was discovered the injury had not been attended to. The dog was seized and taken for veterinary care and was eventually turned over to a sheltering organization to be rehomed. Sanghera was charged under the Animal Protection Act.
During sentencing, Sanghera was fined $1,000 and given a 10 year prohibition from owning any animals. Sanghera was given one month to find a new home for another dog in his care. To ensure compliance with the order, Sanghera must allow access to his residence during daylight hours by members of Alberta SPCA, Calgary Humane Society, or any Peace Officer with Animal Protection Act authority to facilitate inspection or his residence for a period of 2 years starting July 10, 2019.