Man who abandoned puppy in garbage can surrenders to police

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with an animal cruelty investigation.

It is alleged that:

– on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a man was seen on security camera footage in the Dane Avenue and Blossomfield Drive area

See previous release.

A Toronto Animal Services employee recognized the man and contacted police.

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, Quang (Andrew) Tieu, 35, of Toronto, surrendered to police at 32 Division. He was charged with:

1. Wilfully Cause Unnecessary Pain / Suffering Or Injury To An Animal Or Bird
2. Owner/Person Having Custody Or Control Abandon / Wilfully Neglect Animal Or Bird

As a result, Toronto Animal Services conducted various search warrants and it is alleged that 23 adult dogs and 14 puppies have been seized and are in the care of Toronto Animal Services.

The man is scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1 p.m., room 301.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank our partners from the City of Toronto and Toronto Animal Services.

Residents should be advised to use a reputable source to either find a dog for their family or find an alternative home for their pet, if required. There are many reputable organizations and services that have pets available.

If residents become aware of someone who is keeping animals in unsafe conditions (garage, etc.), contact 311 and the City will investigate.

For more information, please contact:

Tammy Robbinson
Strategic Communications,
City of Toronto,
[email protected]

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.