UPDATE 10/29/13: Police have made an arrest in the case. Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, was charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty and one count of misleading police officers. He is being held on $500,000 bail. His next court date is November 21, 2013.
People everywhere have been affected by the news of Puppy Doe, and the horrendous abuse she suffered before her untimely death.
This once loved girl was re-homed through Craigslist and for the final months of her life, she was starved and tortured beyond comprehension. Near death, her body was found dumped on a playground in Quincy, Massachusetts on August 31.
After examination, the vet believed she had sustained too many injuries and was in such immense pain, that the only choice to free her from suffering was to humanely euthanize her.
No one has yet been charged for this horrific crime and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department at (617) 226-5610, email them at email@example.com, or call Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at (617) 745-5774.
Animal lovers worldwide are outraged and demanding justice for Puppy Doe/Kiya. They have been holding candlelight vigils, calling for tougher animal laws and punishment for abusers, and grieving the loss of life of this poor little girl whose life ended so tragically.
A vigil in the Philadelphia area is being held on Saturday, November 23 at 5 p.m. Due to the number of people expected to attend, the location has been changed to the Robert Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA. Glow sticks will be provided while supplies last. No open flame candles are permitted, but you may bring your own flameless candles.
Leashed dogs are welcome, but please pick up after them.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Wolfe will be providing live stream video for those who can't attend. It can also be viewed on mobile devices via the Ustream app.
Visit the Facebook page Justice for "Puppy Doe" Philadelphia (here).
We must move forward, but never forget the abuse Puppy Doe (Kiya) suffered. We must fight for stricter laws and stiffer punishments to help prevent these acts of cruelty from continuing to these innocent, defenseless animals. We must give them a voice so they don't suffer in silence, so that animals like Kiya did not die in vain.
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