South Bend man sentenced for animal abuse

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A South Bend man was sentenced Tuesday for animal abuse.


38-year-old Joseph Perry pleaded guilty to two added counts of neglect of an animal.


He was given a suspended sentence of 24 months on probation.


Perry also has to spend one day a week working in an animal shelter for nearly two years.


Perry was originally arrested when a police officer found 3 dogs dead on his property.


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