Man denies dog cruelty allegation

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court
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A man has denied failing to provide a dog in his care with adequate feeding.

Darran Whitelaw, 20, of Anderson Place, denies failing to provide adequate nutrition for a dog called Bella, whereby she became emaciated, and failing to provide adequate treatment for the dog, who was suffering from pressure sores and a reduction in muscle mass, at his home, between September 19 and December 19 last year.

He also denies failing to provide a suitable environment for the dog, which was in a cage in a closed cupboard, and in contact with faeces and urine, on December 19.

Whitelaw is due to stand trial on August 11, and a further intermediate hearing was set for July 27.