Man accused of Puppy Doe abuse back in court – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA – Quincy, MA


The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA
Jordan Tillery
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at 7:47 PM
Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 7:53 PM

DEDHAM – The man accused of brutally abusing the dog nicknamed Puppy Doe will be back in court Feb. 3 to face animal-cruelty charges.

Friday, the Norfolk Superior Court established a schedule for the next six months of the case, said Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office spokesman David Traub.

Radoslaw Czerkawski, 34, is currently serving three to five years at MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole after being convicted in July of stealing $130,000 from an elderly woman while he was her live-in caretaker.

Czerkawski was arrested in October 2013 and has pleaded innocent to 12 animal-cruelty charges that he tortured a 1-year-old female pit bull.

Puppy Doe had to be euthanized after being found on Carrolls Lane on Aug. 31, 2013, due to the severity of her injuries.

The case drew national attention and was the subject of numerous vigils at the Whitwell Street playground and elsewhere.

In 2014, a law inspired by Puppy Doe and aimed at stiffening animal-cruelty laws was signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick.

A filmmaker from California is shooting a documentary about the abused pit bull and last year the city of Quincy dedicated its first-ever memorial for an animal with a Puppy Doe bench.

In-court status updates will begin at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3. Motions, if any, will be filed by then. The final pretrial conference will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. The trial is set to begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 3.

Petition · Justice for Puppy Doe: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets ·



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Justice for Puppy Doe: Tell Craigslist to Help Stop Violence Against Pets
Joyel Everett @ FEND Boston, MAThis petition will be sent to Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist’s CEO.

On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries were so violent and severe that the only humane thing to do was to euthanize her. She had been starved, burned, stabbed, and limbs pulled from her joints in what’s been described as a “medieval’ style torture.

It was later determined that the original owner of the dog had to give her up for undermined reasons. According to media reports, the owner decided to put the dog, named Kiya, up for adoption on Craigslist. The Pets category is often a go-to source for animal abusers looking for victims because it is anonymous and there is no accountability or screening process like regular shelters and rescue groups provide. I’m asking Craigslist to change their policies on these re-homing ads so that it is never again a part of tragedies like what happened to Puppy Doe.

The before and after pictures of “Puppy Doe” speak for themselves. How many more times does this have to happen before Craigslist stops allowing people to give their pets away to strangers without any background checks or accountability? Craigslist already prohibits the sale of these animals according to your TOS, so I want you to update your policy to not allow the re-homing of pets by anyone not working for a registered shelter or rescue group that is able to conduct background checks to make sure animals are placed in loving homes.

I’m a passionate animal welfare supporter who grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts and remember playing at the playground where Puppy Doe was found. I’ve personally tested the Craigslist platform since this horrendous incident and short of a buried link to a PETA article, there are no warnings on the ‘Pets’ section about the dangers of posting these re-homing ads. These are breathing, feeling, loving animals we’re talking about, not old pieces of furniture– we are challenging Craigslist to do better by adopting a new policy that protects these vulnerable animals!

It’s beyond words that this sweet, innocent dog, that once knew love had to suffer this violent, evil fate. If actions were taken to improve the safety of animals posted on Craigslist, there would be some justice in Puppy Doe’s name knowing that another pet will never suffer such violence as a result of being dumped off on Craigslist.

Mr. Buckmaster, while remembering the notorious “Craigslist Killer” murders which led you to ban the Erotic Services category on your site, I am asking your company to take a long hard look at your current policies on Pet postings to help keep these helpless animals safe.

To Puppy Doe: Rest in Peace sweet angel girl, and know that there are thousands of people who love you and are seeking justice.

Letter to
Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster
Craigslist Public Relations Department Susan MacTavish Best
On August 31st 2013, a young, small, female dog named ‘Puppy Doe’ was found brutally tortured in a Quincy, Massachusetts park, and we were all left wondering who could let this happen to any animal. The dog’s injuries
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Top comments

I have cried for this poor helpless dog. I hope the monster that did this gets what he deserves. If you get a dog from a shelter and no longer want it “Take It back To The Shelter!” CraigList should be charged with animal torture for all the dogs that have been linked to their site. Shame on you for allowing this to happen.
Amy Doyle, Albright, WV
2 years ago

I am an Animal lover. SICK of seeing living things traded like commoditties, it always ends badly.
Patricia Norling, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 years ago

This puppy should of never had to Endured the Pain and Torture he Endured from any Human Being! This Puppy Never did Anything to Deserve this kind of Animal Abuse! I am a ASPCA Member for Animals that have Suffered Animal Abuse from the Ones they Trust the most, and from People who just don’t care! When I heard this Story on the News, It Broke my Heart to think that their are People Out there who just don’t care, and get their laughs by doing Something to a Animal that never did Anything to them. I pray that they catch these People, and give them Life in Prison without Parole! The Justice system needs to Crack down on People who Abuse Animals, and Put an End to this Once and for All! This Story really upset me, and leaves me with a Broken Heart! May this Puppy R.I.P. and may we find these Heartless People Once and for All!
Mary Ann Marrazzo, Hudson, MA
2 years ago

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