Two people will go on trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.
Paul Kerr, 43, and Leanne Kerr, 40, allegedly failed to provide appropriate care and treatment for the dog, called Molly, at their address in Clifton Road, Aberdeen, and elsewhere in Aberdeenshire.
It is alleged they did not not provide adequate nutrition and that when the dog became abnormally thin, they neglected to take her a vet or seek advice for the health conditions she was suffering.
The Crown say the pair knew they were causing Molly unnecessary suffering, or ought to have reasonably known.
The offences allegedly happened between January 24, 2017 and September 20, 2019.
They deny the charges and will appear back at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in May.