A MAN and a woman will face trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a rottweiler.
Gemma Cass, 26 and Kevin Lawrie, 25, both of Settrington, appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Miss Cass faces two charges brought to court by the RSPCA. She is accused of breaching a disqualification order made in August last year after she was disqualified from owning, keeping or participating in the keeping of animals for five years from November 2009 under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
She also faces a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a rottweiler.
Miss Cass pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Mr Lawrie faces one charge of aiding and abetting Cass in the breach of her disqualification order under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
He also faces one charge of failing to prevent unnecessary suffering to the rottweiler committed by Cass.
Mr Lawrie pleaded not guilty to both charges.
All incidents are said to have taken place in Norton, on or before August last year.
The pair will face a trial at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on May 15.