A man has admitted to selling a number of sick puppies at an illegal “pet shop” in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire.
According to the BBC, Marco Tondo kept the dogs in cramped conditions resulting in two of the animals being put down shortly after being sold.
One dog had suffered organ damage and other dogs were unwell and underweight.
Tondo pleaded guilty to causing puppies “unnecessary suffering” and co-accused Nadine Campbell who also admitted to keeping a pet shop without proper authority, which involved the sale of five puppies.
He was bailed pending sentencing next month.
Prosecutors said two puppies were kept in a “cramped cage” as another puppy with fleas was purchased, which later “collapsed” and was “pale and had a fever.”
Sheriff Alan Findlay adjourned the case for reports.