Arrest Made In "Puppy Doe" Abuse


POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:39pm

Man accused of torturing pit bull puppy faces up to five years in prison. Alysha Palumbo reports.

(NECN) You could see the sadness in her sunken eyes, the pain in her posture, and the obvious wounds to her ever weakening body.

"Puppy Doe" as she came to be known was a young adult female pit bull found in August - starved, beaten, and abandoned in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Her injuries were so severe she couldn't walk and had to be put down.

"We took the matter very, very seriously, it was of grave concern to us that our detectives have pretty much been working around the clock with the DA's office," Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said.

Monday, police announced the arrest of 32-year-old Radoslaw Czerkawski, a man originally from Poland who had been a caregiver to a woman on Whitwell Street near where "Puppy Doe" was found.

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