DEDHAM (CBS) — The man accused of abusing his dog so badly it had to be euthanized was sentenced to eight-to-10 years in prison Tuesday.

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

He will serve two years probation following his prison release. He also may never own, care for, or come in contact with any animal, or volunteer where animals are present.

Radoslaw Czerkawski faces a judge for his sentencing in the ‘Puppy Doe’ animal abuse trial (WBZ-TV)

Czerkawski’s one-year-old female pit bull mix was found in a Quincy park with fractures, a stab wound, and a split tongue in 2013. The starving dog that came to be known as Puppy Doe and gained the attention of animal activists across the country.

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

The state suggested Czerkawski spend 10 to 15 years in prison for his crimes; Czerkawski’s defense attorney asked for four-and-a-half to five years.

His defense also said that he was receiving threats and was attacked in jail.

Czerkawski is currently already serving time for 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.

Comments (27)
  1. I think putting him in jail and throwing away the key is the only justice for this sick depraved man!

  2. Starve and abuse him and leave him to die and see how he likes it, oh thats right, you cant do that because its “cruel and unusual” punishment

  3. Worse torture and death should be given to him to pay for his crimes…🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪

  4. And he’s complaining he’s been threatened while in jail? Whoever is threatening or attacking the POS deserves a medal. Hope he gets whats coming to him.

  5. Alex Foxx says:

    Glad to see this psychopathic monster is getting some form of punishment. It’s a start.

  6. ONLY 8-10 years ? Did the Judge forget that SADISM does not get cured???? This man should never walk out of prison again!

  7. He is EXTREMELY sick and dangerous individual who should NEVER see daylight…

  8. Susan Hannon says:

    This man systematically tortured this dog on a daily basis. What a Stud….sending him new panties every Xmas.

  9. Trish Dish says:

    Boo hoo he’s getting threats and has been attacked. F&ckin’ garbage is all this thing is…should be deported after he serves all his time !!

  10. Kim Swaim says:

    Yes, deport to hell!

  11. I cannot imagine the sort of fear and suffering the poor Puppy Doe had to endure at the hands of this sadist coward monster. 10 to 12 years jail is nothing. Once out he will do it again. No one is safe. Something must be done.

  12. I’d like to take a screwdriver and drive it through his skull. He’s a sociopath who will continue to torture animals, and perhaps move on to children.

  13. This so call man will NEVER quit abusing animal. Glad he got the time he did, but, when he gets out he will be more sly and continue to abuse animals or people. He’s a sociopath who will never quit. He’s a serial killer waiting for his chance to kill or abuse again. God help us!!

  14. I can’t understand that in all these months nobody heard this poor dog cried out in pain and did nothing!
    The laws have to be changed, every animal has a right to a home
    I hope the other prisoners give him the same treatment he gave this innocent puppy!



  15. I remember puppy Doe, he had broken every bone in her body, think he had gotten her off of Craig List…..I personally hope that he is mugged and beaten and WORSE everyday that he spends in jail….do not kill him….but make him suffer like he did this precious doll….and I wonder if he did not abuse the person that he was supposed to be caring for that died….

  16. BOOFKNHOO … His defense also said that he was receiving threats and was attacked in jail – of course you are you POS, what did you expect when you beat a defenseless animal so bad, inflicting so much pain & suffering to the point that this poor soul had to be euthanized – Karma is a B***H and I hope you rot in jail

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