An Aberdeenshire woman has admitted causing her dog's death by failing to provide her with enough food or water following a Scottish SPCA investigation.
Tracey Scougall, 32, of Seton Terrace, Pitmedden, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday (11 July). Scougall pled guilty to causing her female Staffordshire bull terrier type dog, named Buffy, unnecessary suffering by failing to provide her with the veterinary attention she required and an adequate diet. Sentence was deferred for background reports.
Police alerted us to Buffy's emaciated body, which was discovered in the garden shed she was kept in at Scougall's property in April 2011.
Scottish SPCA Chief Inspector John Carle said, "We are pleased Scougall has admitted this offence.
"A post-mortem revealed Buffy was emaciated and weighed just 10kgs as a result of not being fed an adequate diet for a significant period of time. She was also severely dehydrated when she died.
"It is now up to the court to decide on an appropriate punishment."