Unfortunately, animal abuse is something that occurs way too often. There is no valid reason to assault an animal or even torture it, but this man apparently thought otherwise and has committed multiple heinous acts against animals.
Radoslaw Czerkawski, originally from Poland, is the suspect of the “Puppy Doe” case which made national headlines.
A young Pit bull was found inches away from death near a playground.
The dog couldn’t be identified at first, which is why the dog was quickly named “Puppy Doe”. First responders at the scene discovered that female pit bull was just around two years old at the time, and was severely abused, malnourished and tortured.
She weighed only half of what the normal weight was for a dog of her breed, and she was found with multiple fractures and stab wounds – the man even brutally sliced her tongue.
“In addition to being starved and beaten on many occasions, causing fractures to the head and body, she appears to have undergone some kind of crude cutting to create a serpent-like split to her tongue,” a presentative of the Animal Rescue League said to Boston.com.
The cruel acts didn’t stop there. Puppy Doe also had a burnt nose and was stabbed in her eye. There are no words to describe how cruel this act of animal violence is. A member of the Rescue League even told a newspaper that this was “by far the worst” animal cruelty she had ever witnessed.
Unfortunately, the pup didn’t make it because of her extensive injuries.
“She could not be saved,” the statement read.
It was later revealed in a police report that the puppy’s real name was ‘Kiya’, and that she was adopted by the man in question.
The District Attorney of Norfolk expressed his concern about other potential victims.
“It is highly unlikely that this level of sadistic cruelty could be shown to one animal and not be part of a pattern involving other animals or perhaps vulnerable people,” he told.
“We need to ﬁnd the person who did this and see what else they are doing,” he said before the suspect was apprehended.
This case was known all across the nation and eventually even led to stronger animal welfare laws in Massachusetts.
“Since the tragic and horrific story of “Puppy Doe” broke back in 2013 and her sadistic torture and murder received worldwide media attention, we have received countless messages from hundreds of people on how her story forever changed their lives, forever changed their feelings on animal abuse. This story for many of us was a real eye opener. Many of us did not really know this type of thing could happen especially in our own backyards,” was written on the Justice for Puppy Doe Facebook page, which amassed over 80,000 likes.
Luckily, the man was apprehended and the judge wasn’t mild.
It turns out that the man was already known for other criminal facts. He stole more than $130,000 dollars from an elderly lady he was supposed to take care of and was sentenced three to five years for it.
The man can now add eight to ten years of life in prison to that sentence as well. In addition, he received a two-year probation sentence and won’t be allowed to come into contact with any animal. After he has done his time, the man will be deported to Poland and will be forced to leave the States.
“She became the face of animal abuse,” the Justice for Puppy Doe page posted about Kiya. “She made many people take a stand, pay attention & say enough is enough. She has been the cause for stricter laws on animal abuse. She has brought awareness to the dangers of selling or giving away animals on Craigslist. She has made many people stand up and do something, take a stand. She has made people fight for many other dogs like her, some who lived and some who didn’t, but these animals were given a voice.”
The laws have been more strict ever since this case occurred, but they, unfortunately, couldn’t apply to the Puppy Doe case. However, it’s a good thing that there are more strict rules against animal abuse and torture as of now.
“Today was a historic day for animal welfare in Massachusetts. With the conviction and sentencing of Radoslaw Czerkawski, it has been demonstrated that people who commit animal cruelty, and in this case extreme cruelty, will be held accountable.”
“Ironically, Puppy Doe’s short and tragic life was the impetus for stronger laws protecting all animals in the Commonwealth – and there’s still more work to do.”
People have been waiting for it for over four years, but justice for Puppy Doe has finally been served.
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