Praise Happy Ending to Five-Year-Old ‘Puppy Doe’ Case

Target: Ralph D. Gants, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Goal: Praise courts for finally finding abuser in five-year-old dog abuse case guilty.

The five-year-long “Puppy Doe” case has finally come to a close with the conviction of Radoslaw Czerkawski, the man accused of torturing the innocent pit bull puppy so badly she had to be euthanized. Czerkawski was sentenced to ten years in prison and will be deported once he completes his sentence.

This is a most fitting punishment for a man who committed an act so gruesome. Reports have gone into great detail regarding the dog’s condition; she suffered multiple bone fractures, a stab wound to her eye, and a split tongue before being abandoned by Czerkawski. The poor dog was only a year old, a life much too short for an innocent creature who did not deserve to be brutalized in such a way. Officials state that she even had a proper name, given to her by previous owners, making the case all the more tragic.

While “Puppy Doe” inspired stronger animal welfare laws across the state and even the country, the case of the dog herself has taken five long years to close. Sign this petition to thank the courts for punishing Czerkawski fittingly and finally bringing closure to the short, tragic story of Kiya the pit bull.


Dear Chief Justice Gants,

After five years, you have finally brought the tragic case of Kiya the pit bull, also known as “Puppy Doe,” to a close with the conviction of her abuser. Ten years of prison time followed by deportation is a fitting punishment for Radoslaw Czerkawski, and we thank you for seeing that the punishment fit the crime.

For five long years, we have known the tragic tale of the innocent puppy beaten mercilessly and left to her fate on a playground. The dog who was found and rescued only to be euthanized when her injuries proved too serious to be properly treated or her life to be saved. While this case inspired a push for stronger animal protection laws, we still mourned the puppy who barely had a chance to live before life was cruelly taken from her. Now, thanks to you and the state courts, justice has been served for this dog.

Thank you for finally punishing Czerkawski and for seeing that the short, sad life of Kiya was not in vain.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Kemorgan65

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  1. Fitting punisment !
    To bad us taxpayers have to foot the bill for another illegal @

  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Thank you for giving him such a long prison sentence. just wish is wasn’t on US tax dollars, but as long as he was convicted of so much evil to this poor puppy, Im ok with it. Money well spent!

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