Trial scheduled to begin for man suspected of mutilating ‘Puppy Doe’

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Few can forget the heartbreaking story of Puppy Doe, the young dog whose short, tortured life garnered a media frenzy in 2013 as police searched for the culprit responsible for the egregious mutilation of the young pit bull. Radoslaw Czerkawski, who has been in custody for larceny, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday as the trial finally gets underway.

According to the Boston Herald, Czerkawski’s trial will commence at the Norfolk County Superior Court in Dedham where the suspect faces 12 counts of animal cruelty, including the infliction of heinous injuries on the dog who was found in a Quincy park, close to where Czerkawski had been caring for an elderly woman. Prosecutors stated Czerkawski had found the dog free of charge on Craigslist and spent weeks torturing the two-year-old pooch by stabbing her in the eye, burning her, pulling her limbs from the joints and slicing her tongue in half like a serpent. The despicable treatment was described as “medieval torture.”

A large crowd of animal advocates and protesters are expected to gather outside of the courthouse:

“People are going to be traveling in from out of state,” explained Deanna Terminiello, director of Pawsitively Puppy Doe. “People are taking vacations to be here. They’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. Hopefully justice is finally served for the barbaric abuse she endured throughout her life.”

Puppy Doe’s injuries were so severe she had to be humanely euthanized just days after she was rescued.

In 2015, Czerkawski was found guilty of stealing $130,000 from the elderly woman he had been hired to care for after answering an ad to be a caretaker. The woman died on August 31, 2013 – the same day Puppy Doe was found lying on the grass in heartbreaking agony.

Czerkawski was sentenced to three to five years in prison for stealing $130,000 and to another three to five years for taking $4,500 from St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in New Bedford, where he had lived temporarily in 2012.

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35 replies
  1. Mary Ann Clark says:

    He should die the exact same way he tortured and murdered this poor baby and Craigslist should be banned forever and their assets seized and given to no kill animal shelters!

    • Marissa says:

      Could not agree with you more, Tie him up and let everyone give him a piece of what he gave that poor dog. I know I would like to have the opportunity.

    • Paula Daniels says:

      I can’t wrap my head around these POS people. It breaks my heart. Just want to make sure that they get what is coming to them. Torture them.

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Throw this miserable hunk of sewer slime into the crowd outside the court house – THEY will give him the true punishment he deserves – rip every limb from his useless body.

    • Darla says:

      I agree 100%. Give him a taste of his own medicine, as the saying goes. I’m sitting at my desk in tears AGAIN thinking about poor Puppy Doe and what she was forced to endure. It breaks my heart.

  2. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Cette sous merde doit payer cher pour tout les crimes qu’il a commis. Pas de pitié pour les assassins d’animaux. La mort serait justice, il est irrécupérable, c’est un parasite, un danger pour la société.

  3. Adrienne says:

    Justice for Puppy Doe. Whatever he did to this sweet dog, should be done to him everyday of his miserable life. Torturing him is the only justice this “thing” deserves. Hopefully the courts will finally let this trial move forward so that the punishment is swift and just and shows other potential torturers that this is what will happen to them. Evil lives among us and we must speak up for cruelty like this all the time and never allow this to happen again.

    • Animals#[ says:

      Only justice he should get. 100% right, Adrienne eye for eye justice. All animal abusers should get eye for eye justice ! My heart breaks for these innocent animals.

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    I can’t watch this video and I wish I didn’t read this post! The pain in my heart is deep and immense and I will never ever forget this horrific story! Probably get fined for the poor dog and jail for the stealing! I will have nightmares over this unimaginable cruelty,OK! Here come the tears for the horrific suffering this poor dog endured,IT WAS PURE UNADULTERATED TORTURE!! This asshole is a huge danger to society and anything vulnerable,he’s a small step from moving on to humans! OMG! Why did I read this post! I have to know the punishment given to the psychopath! OMG! WHY?

  5. Helen says:

    Disgusting POS! There is something mentally wrong with this human trash. He’s a danger to society and should be put down for good. RIP puppy Doe, I’m sorry humans failed you; you’re free and safe now.

  6. Cynthia Como says:

    Craigslist needs to be legally banned from selling anything that breathes! How I wish I could just shut them down forever for refusing to stop selling animals on their site! All for the all mighty dollar. FUCK CRAIGS LIST

  7. Bunny Peters says:

    What a disgusting thoroughly useless POS……. Who is harmful to anyone unfortunate to be near him……..

    Hope he is locked up forever with animal lovers who can give him “special attention”…….and punish him in ways our legsl system cannot…..

    Hope the rest of his useless life is filled with pain and suffering. Execution would actually improve our planet since this POS is a waste of resources……

    RIP angel. The monster who did this to you will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty……

  8. susan says:

    This story takes a piece of my heart every time I see it. I remember trying to get Kiya rehomed by cross posting her like crazy because she deserved a wonderful home. Instead she was taken in by a monster!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he rot in hell!!!!! I hate him with every fiber of my soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Jill kurth says:

    For the inhumane people who do unthinkable evil to an innocent dog……Send them directly to a burning hell.

  10. Laffing Gravy says:

    From the looks of this POS, prison life ain’t no cake walk for him and I hope he gets more years of living hell in prison. Anyone who’s capable of doing what he did to that poor pup needs to suffer before someone takes his nasty ass out.

  11. David Mckenzie says:

    Such a long time to wait, Puppy Doe / Kira suffered so much in her short life , what she had to endure at the hands of a scum bag human was barbaric Four years she has had to wait for justice , perhaps now she will be able to Rest In Peace and cross the Rainbow bridge , May god grant her eternal peace , sleep safe now little girl in the arms of angels , …the tears are falling again sweet girl God bless you . You will be remembered,

  12. Cindy Kisling says:

    I wish the same be done to him. Our animal cruelty laws are not strong enough. They are not property. They are not disposable farm animals. They are living, breathing, feeling companions. Puppy Doe this world let you down. You are whole and pain free and know the loving arms of the angels. May you rest always in perfect peace in paradise.

  13. Linda Patton says:

    He needs to rot in hell. Laws/punishments are not strict enough, humans are slapped on the wrists if that. This innocent pup endured days of agony, pain, terror. She wondered why, wondered what she’d done to deserve this. All she wanted was love, a family, a home. She wanted her human to care for her, have compassion. Loving arms to hold her… instead she got terror and agony. This human who did this MUST be punished, he MUST spend at least 20 years locked away to repay this innocent loving pup who he forced to endure his sickness. Puppy Doe deserves this, she deserves justice. I’m sickened by his actions, sickened by what he did to her. My heart screams with each beat, screams with pain for this sweet little girl. The legal system must do its job! He must be sentenced accordingly for his felonies against her. The world demands justice! Puppy Doe demands justice!!!

  14. Sherry says:

    This is one of the worst cases I’ve read about; it absolutely crushes my heart and soul. This character is so repulsive and vicious. The scary thing is that the justice system does not dole out sentences that fit these terrifying crimes against animals. Violence and torture such as this on a living being, animal or human, deserves a death sentence in my opinion as Jail is too good for this monster. Why should the taxpayers foot the bill for his meals and shelter. He deserves none. He deserves a jabbed out eye, a sliced through serpent tongue and every other atrocity he put that beautiful creature through. Even the states with the harshest penalties only go up to ten years I believe, which is in no way repayment for his debt to society…and they rarely get the max anyway. I am so very sickened by this story, I really am nauseated. My heart is in pain for this poor animal that was abused slowly and must have suffered so much pain and terror. Only God can even the score for this. Prayers to that puppy being pain free across rainbow bridge with lots of friends to play with. Eat shit and rot in hell’s fire , you cowardly punk.

  15. Jackie lubeck says:

    After many tears I can finally write what I feel,. This piece of shit should be hung, drawn and quartered in public, televised for all to see that this cruelty will not be tolerated,. He should not get three meals a day, tv, or anything else,. Anyone that could do such a horrific thing to a poor defenseless fur baby should not be allowed to breath another breath on this earth.
    No matter what his punishment is it will not nearly be enough for what he did to that precious baby. God damn it,. When will this end? I hate humans I wish we would just die and leave it to the animals,. We are not deserving of the unconditional love these animals give us. Heart broken is an understatement of how I feel!!!
    RIP: sweet baby doe, no more pain for you in this horrible human filled world, may you run free and happy for ever,. Here comes the tears knee more,. For all the previous fur babies out their who are nelegtee and a abused,. I’m sorry,. So so very sorry,.

    • Cynthia Como says:

      Jackie I so agree! This is a case I will NEVER forget! What this precious dog endured literally took my breath away! And the tears would not stop. God did not put animals on this planet to be used and abused and tortured! This planet belongs to them too! We should be sharing this planet with them,we should respect their lives! Torture,neglect,sexual and physical abuse,abandonment and needless killing of animals must NEVER be tolerated or accepted by society,our law makers,and our judicial system, but obviously it is! The abusers get a slap on the wrist and the rescue organization are left to pick up the pieces!! I will be haunted by Puppy Doe’s torture for many,many years to come!

  16. linda says:

    I live in Massachusetts and just saw the local news WBZ Boston that Puppy Doe was actually owned by the woman under his care.

  17. Debbie says:

    Please someone tell me why this person has not been sentenced yet for what he did to puppy Doe……2 years and this man has not gone to trial or been sentenced… they think we will just forget……Not Happening…..Puppy Doe deserves justice.


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