Dog Burned, Abandoned In Mercer County

MERCER (KDKA) — Two people are facing charges after humane officers say a dog was chemically burned and abandoned in Mercer County.

Shannon Clarke, 34, allegedly locked the injured mixed-breed dog in the basement and abandoned it.

Raelynne Van Tassel, 23, is also facing animal abuse charges.

It’s not clear how the dog got out of the basement, but police reportedly found him wandering the streets of Sharon with open wounds and lacerations.

According to the Mercer County Humane Society, the dog renamed Chance was missing 50 percent of his hair and skin.

Chance is now under the care of Hermitage Veterinary Hospital.

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  • Danica Jack

    Let’s pour some chemicals on them and let it burn them and see how they like it.

    • billie

      i agree…they need to feel the pain this poor dog felt !

  • Dog Gone

    Ah come on, this is probably a crock of dog stuff, remember when Marty found the crack head who’s dog had it’s throat slashed? Wait and see what really happened

    • Just Saying...

      Sounds like Dog Gone needs some chemical burns too…

  • kristy

    people suck

  • JumboDong

    Hunt them down and get proper justice.

  • Skip

    This country needs Chinese justice; line them up and shoot them in the back of the head.

  • Carol Boyd

    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Arrest them & pour chemicals on them. What did that dog ever do to deserve this? NOTHING The pain Chance is going through must be unbearable!

  • Mary Schweikart

    Why do people even get dogs when they treat them this way! Poor Chance should be put out of its misery…why keep her sufferning for months now recovering from burns. It will only know pain & suffering from here on in.

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