Sisters accused of dumping dog in Dundee wheelie bin
Two Dundee sisters are to stand trial accused of dumping their emaciated and dehydrated dog in a wheelie bin.
Norma Stott, 71, and sister Heather Stott, 58, are accused of neglecting the male pointer crossbreed in March and April.
Prosecutors allege they failed to provide the dog with water and "appropriate and adequate nutrition".
Neither women were present when the case called at Dundee Sheriff Court on Friday.
The sisters are alleged to have abandoned the dog in an industrial waste bin in Dundee's Dundonald Street without access to nutrition and water and with no means of escape.
Solicitor advocate Kris Gilmartin entered not guilty pleas on behalf of the two women.
Sheriff Gillian Wade QC set a trial date in November and ordered the pair to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing.
The Scottish SPCA issued an appeal for information in April after a severely malnourished male pointer crossbreed was discovered in a bin in Dundonald Street.
The dog, which had a black bag wrapped around it, was taken to a vet, who made the decision to put it to sleep.