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Animal cruelty conviction stands for Sharpsville man

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Chance Chance

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Mercer County man has been denied an opportunity to appeal of his sentence for abusing a dog.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is refusing to consider Shannon Clarke's appeal of a six to 18 month sentence for animal cruelty.

The 38-year-old Sharpsville man was convicted  after authorities found a dog that was supposed to be in his care wandering the streets of Sharon. Humane officials, who named the dog Chance, say the animal had been burned with chemicals and some of it's teeth were broken. Clarke allegedly kept the dog in a basement without providing medical treatment.

Authorities nursed the dog back to health.

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