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May 10, 2011

Pair charged with animal cruelty in case of burned dog

SHARON — A “tremendous” number of phone calls from the public led police to charge a Sharon couple with animal cruelty in the much-publicized case of a dog found malnourished with severe burns and broken teeth, Sharon police said.

“I think we finally got justice for this dog,” said Sandi Drabick, executive director of the Humane Society of Mercer County, which named the 1-year-old hound mix Chance.

Shannon Clarke, 34, and Raelynn M. Van Tassel, 23, both of 1287 Baldwin Ave., face one misdemeanor and one summary count each of animal cruelty for hurting and abandoning the dog last month in Sharon, police said.

 

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