More information about dog who was buried alive

More information about dog who was buried alive

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More information has been released about the dog who was buried alive in Northbridge, Massachusetts. According to the Telegram, 24-year-old Richard Piquard allegedly buried the dog, who belonged to his ex-girlfriend, because it did not get along with his cat.

The details

Piquard had been caring for the 17-year-old Shih Tzu, Chico, because his ex-girlfriend was not allowed to keep the dog at her apartment. The accused dog killer had kept Chico for 18 months and claims that he tried to get his ex to take the dog back, but she was unable to find the dog a new home, reported PEOPLE.

Piquard also claims that he thought that the dog was dead when he dug a hole in the ground and buried him. When the elderly dog was dug up, he was still breathing but unresponsive. The dog was taken to a veterinarian, but ultimately had to be euthanized.

man allegedly buried dog alive

Piquard was arrested on Sunday for animal cruelty – he has already been released from jail. The cat that was supposedly behind Piquard’s quest to be rid of the dog has been placed with the man’s parents.

Chief of Police Walter J. Warchol commented on the cruel situation:

“Even in my 41 years here, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Chief Warchol said. “We’ve seen other forms of animal cruelty. Burying something alive is a little beyond the reach.”

Prior article about this disturbing situation at this link.

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8 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Bury this vile monster alive in the ground the way he did to this elderly dog. Thought the dog was dead? He is full of it and lies to save himself. How did he put this poor senior in the ground without it fighting back with whatever strength it had? Could have easily taken it to a shelter and say your girlfriend can’t keep the dog anymore and blame her. He needs to feel all the pain,fear and lack of air this poor pup felt. Hope he gets extensive jail time for causing the death of this dog. Imbecile girl friend also needs to be charged for even giving him her dog.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    This Putrid Bastard must have watched “PET CEMTERY ” ONE too many times…. Hope his PARENTS ARE PLEASED as PUNCH with the SPAWN they CREATED!!! This is ONE EVIL BEING!! HIDE AND WATCH the STORY will KEEP CHANGING!!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    The ex is to blame for this also , She should NEVER have left the dog with this POS! The dog most likely would have been better off in a shelter. She had 18 months to find it a new home for it. This doesn’t excuse what he did however, If the dog was that much of a problem, why didn’t he just tell her to get the dog out of there or HE was going to turn it into the shelter. You don’t bury a dog alive! I hope he gets the book thrown at him!

  4. maxiemom says:

    I saw that picture and my blood went cold. That poor baby looks so much like my Lhasa! It sickened me before, now it’s 10 times worse.

    Someone, PLEASE, take that vile POS and bury him deep within a hole somewhere so he can’t get out and just leave him there! There’s no way in HELL he didn’t know the dog was alive. NONE!

    Why the devil didn’t he take the dog to a shelter? Why didn’t his girlfriend do the same, especially since she had to have known that this guy is a real scumbag and should not have been trusted with her pet? They both make me sick. He was a senior pet. She had him for a long time. Inexcusable.


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