Polish nationwide Radoslaw Czerkawski, who was convicted of abusing “Pet Doe” – a Pit Bull combine named Kiyah – was sentenced to Eight-10 years in jail and deportation for the torture of the canine, who was compelled to be euthanized because of the horrific extent of her accidents. He was additionally sentenced to 2 years of probation and forbidden from ever having contact with, a lot much less proudly owning, one other animal. As soon as he has accomplished his jail sentence, he might be deported again to Poland.
“Pet Doe” was discovered Aug. 31, 2013, close to a playground in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was nonetheless alive, however she weighed lower than half of what she ought to for a 1-year-old Pit Bull, and he or she had quite a few seen accidents, together with what seemed to be a stab wound to her proper eye and a burn on her nostril.
In response to the Animal Rescue League of Boston:
“Along with being starved and crushed on many events, inflicting fractures to the top and physique, she seems to have undergone some form of crude slicing to create a serpent-like cut up to her tongue.”
Earlier than Radoslaw Czerkawski had been situated and charged in Kiyah’s abuse, District Legal professional Morrissey stated:
“The accidents cataloged within the autopsy examination are grotesque and point out constant hunger and abuse over an prolonged time frame. It’s extremely unlikely that this stage of sadistic cruelty may very well be proven to at least one animal and never be a part of a sample involving different animals or maybe susceptible folks. We have to discover the one who did this and see what else they’re doing.”
Czerkawski purchased Kiyah from Craigslist only a few months earlier than she was discovered close to dying.
In 2015, Czerkawski was convicted of stealing $130,000 from an aged lady that he had been caring for was sentenced to a few to 5 years in jail.
The silver lining of this atrocious crime is that Massachusetts toughened up its animal abuse legal guidelines after Kiyah was discovered. The more durable legal guidelines don’t apply to Czerkawski, since he was arrested earlier than the brand new laws went into impact, however hopefully they are going to be sufficient to discourage different criminals who suppose it’s okay to torture harmless animals. Animal Rescue League (ARL) President Mary Nee stated:
“In the present day was a historic day for animal welfare in Massachusetts. With the conviction and sentencing of Radoslaw Czerkawski, it has been demonstrated that individuals who commit animal cruelty, and on this case excessive cruelty, might be held accountable.
Sarcastically, Pet Doe’s brief and tragic life was the impetus for stronger legal guidelines defending all animals within the Commonwealth – and there’s nonetheless extra work to do.”
(H/T: UNILAD, Boston.com, ARL Boston)