Update 10/28/13 11:35 a.m. (PST): The man arrested has been identified as 32-year-old Radoslaw Czerkawski.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, is considered to be a "person of interest," and authorities in Quincy, Mass., have indicated that this person has mislead investigators on the case.
Thousands of people from across the nation and around the globe have anxiously waited for an arrest to be made in the devastating cruelty case which claimed the life of the female pit bull who was found in late August.
Puppy Doe was alive when she was initially found, but her injuries were so severe that she had to be euthanized. The young pit bull had been starved, beaten and stabbed; her abuse was described as "sadistic."
In late September, the necropsy results on the tortured dog were released; the findings confirmed that Puppy Doe had endured ongoing, extensive abuse.
Investigators working on this cruelty case have been fielding thousands of tips - the arrest warrant for the unidentified man, who is said to live "far away," is considered to be the first major break in the sad case.
A $5,000 reward has been offered by the Animal Rescue League for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Puppy Doe's horrific abuse.
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