DEDHAM (CBS) — A jury found a man guilty of animal cruelty charges after his dog was found tortured so severely that it needed to be euthanized in 2013.

Radoslaw Czerkawski, 36, was charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty. He faced and was found not guilty of one witness intimidation/misleading police charge.

puppydoe Man Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty In Puppy Doe Trial

‘Puppy Doe’ was tortured before she was found clinging to life. (Credit: ARL Boston)

The year-old pit female bull mix was found in a Quincy park with fractures, a stab wound, and a split tongue. The starving dog that came to be known as Puppy Doe.

puppydoe Man Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty In Puppy Doe Trial

Radoslaw Czerkawski hears his verdict in the Puppy Doe trial (WBZ-TV)

Czerkawski is already in prison on unrelated larceny convictions. In 2015, he was sentenced to three to five years in jail for stealing $130,000 from an elderly woman he was caring for.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday.

Kara Holmquist, director of advocacy for the MSPCA-Angell, responded to the verdict with a statement: “Today’s verdict underscores the strong cruelty case brought by the Norfolk District Attorney, and we hope the sentencing is commensurate with the suffering endured by Puppy Doe. With increasing attention to animal cruelty issues, we look forward to the legislature’s action on S. 2347 (PAWS II – Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety), a bill that would further strengthen the Commonwealth’s anti-cruelty laws and that passed the Senate just over a week ago. Passage of this bill by the House, and signature by the Governor, will help ensure other animals never endure what Puppy Doe suffered.”

Comments (13)
  1. Jeff Dearman says:

    This guy is trash he should be locked up the rest of his life. of course the animal cruelty charges dont really mean much if he only ends up with a couple yrs in jail

    1. This is why I believe in vigilante justice.

      1. Joey Pitt says:

        I would have done it 100 times by now If I could .

  2. Marta Weller says:

    I hope this worthless, cowardly, spineless sack of excrement gets punished to the fullest extent of the law. Put him in general population and let things fall where they may.

  3. Laurie Jacob says:

    The jurors and the DA were this sweet dog’s first break in a long line of bad humans that severely let her down.

  4. its sad not only because of what happen to the pup,but he likely wont face much jail time if any and more than likely in the future he will harm a human he has already harmed a elderly woman and a young pup what’s next

  5. Such a senseless, evil and cruel act! Please try and be nice, everyone.

  6. Kidlat Roque says:

    cut his balls and feed it to him so he can choke to death !

  7. I should hope that he is never allowed to have an animal for a pet ever again. He needs more than 2 years in prison as he needs to suffer the same acts of cruelty that he did on his poor pet. This man is evil and does not need to be on the streets ever.

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