**In an effort to keep her page neat and organized, I have moved updates to the bottom, in chronological order.**|
Puppy Doe, also known as "Kiya" was not mine, but I was so devastated by the circumstances of her death, that I had to create a Rainbow Bridge memorial for her.
This page will be a work in progress, as I am still getting my thoughts together, and trying to comprehend so much information and emotion surrounding this poor soul.
I am including some links to articles about her death, and Facebook pages that you can join if you wish. PLEASE BE WARNED; the photos and descriptions of her wounds and injuries are horrifically graphic.
All cases of animal abuse hurt my heart, but no case has affected me to the extent that Puppy Doe's has. No living creature should ever have to endure even a fraction of the pain and fear that she did. It hurts just to read about her, but she actually had to go through it.
It is my hope that her brutal death was not in vain. I believe her torturer(s) will be found, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, the animal-welfare laws in this country are a joke, and I can only hope that her death is the catalyst for change.
Puppy Doe, your story has moved thousands of people worldwide. We love you, and will never stop fighting for justice for you. Bless your heart, sweet girl.
Kathy Robbins (Casey and Buddy's Mom)
Thank you for visiting Puppy Doe's Rainbow Bridge memorial.
Just saw this article from a lady regarding Puppy Doe. So well-written, from someone who cares deeply about this dog, and fears for others in our society.
WHY I CARE ABOUT PUPPY DOE . . .
"This is why I care about Puppy Doe. While it was the sad photo of adorable Kiya, with her injuries and infected leg, that caught my eye, it has been the statements of Dr. Martha-Smith Blackmore that have kept me coming back to this case. This is the doctor who completed the necropsy, confirmed the age, and level of abuse Kiya suffered.
There were many critics out there saying they didn't even try to save Kiya. I was certain from the original reports I read that they did the right thing. Having now read the necropsy report, I am relieved for Kiya. They did the right thing in putting her out of her misery as soon as possible.
The Examiner has described the necropsy here. If you would like all the graphic details, follow the link The Examiner provided. Be warned. It is a horrific report.
All of this leads up to why I care. Of course I care about Kiya. She was beautiful, and reported to be sweet. Pitties are my favorite dogs. No living creature deserves the treatment Kiya got. That it was an animal so near and dear to my heart, saddens me further.
My real concern is the extent of her injuries, and how she was discarded.
The person who tortured Kiya was able to do horrifying things to her and still keep her alive. Kiya's nostrils were burned. Her eyes were stabbed. Her tongue was split. Her bones were broken. Her joints were drawn. They were not just dislocated. They were drawn, a medieval torture method. These injuries prevented Kiya from walking again. She laid in her own urine, accumulating pressure sores. Her head was misshapen from the blows she received. Fragments of bone trapped in her soft tissue formed protective calluses around them.
All of these injuries were not sustained at once. They were all found to be in various stages of healing. So, Kiya, for an as yet undetermined number of months received a steady stream of torture.
Forgive me for asking, but why not just kill her? Someone who does these sort of things, clearly gets some sort of pleasure from it. Dr. Martha-Smith Blackmore states Kiya is unlikely the torturer's first victim. Why not just kill her when you're done with her and dispose of her? Why leave her alive and completely ruined, in a public place. She was left on the side of a road near a park. It was a certainty that she would be found.
Here are my thoughts on that, based on nothing but my Hollywood-level education in criminal profiling.
It is a cry for help. Disgusted by what he (most likely) has done, he left Kiya in the open. His survival instinct tells him to hide. His guilt tells him to confess. So he leaves the biggest clue he can as a compromise.
It is arrogance. He has been at it for a while and no one has noticed. He has been practicing on animals and not getting caught. He wants everyone to know how masterful he is. Knowing he won't be a suspect, he wants to see his handiwork on the news.
It is a Coming Out. He has now perfected his method. He can do horrible things over an extended period of time, without killing his victim. He is done with animals. Discarding Kiya publicly was his Graduation Day.
I am well aware that all of my scenarios sound like serial killer behavior. Honestly, I can see no other path. This isn't run of the mill animal abuse. He didn't just slap her around, or lock her in a closet, or kick her down the stairs. He didn't even fight her or use her to bait fighting dogs. He straight up tortured her. I don't know of anyone who does that other than serial killers in training.
But he didn't kill Kiya, and that is what troubles me most. If the torturer is caught now he will get a maximum of: 5 years in prison, a $2500 fine, and never being allowed to come in contact with animals again.
If he is done with animals, and moving on to humans, as is the usual progression, what next? Crappy sentence aside, I hope he is caught before he can hurt anything or anyone else. I just want to make that clear, because this next part is a doozy.
If he does the same thing to humans as he did to Kiya, we will view him as a serial killer but he will not be killing. Some morning a girl is found on the side of a road. She is emaciated and brutalized, but alive. She will of course be rushed to the hospital where heroic measures will be used to save her life because we don't euthanize people.
Surgeries will be required to repair the severe damage done to her. They will be done because it's the right thing to do, and because letting 2 or more people die so we can label him a serial killer is unthinkable. That is what he would be forcing the good doctors and nurses to do: save him from officially being a serial killer.
What would the punishment be if he were caught after torturing a person? What would the charges even be?
It is the stuff of gruesome fiction, yet it seems it could be happening right now in Boston."
--Christa (The Snarky Sparrow) on WordPress Blog
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant in the abuse case of Puppy Doe. Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, was taken into custody in Connecticut on Monday and has been charged with misleading investigators in the Puppy Doe case. Czerkawski is being transported to Massachusetts to face further questioning, Quincy Police Captain John Dougan said.
Press conference at 4 p.m. today at Quincy Police Department - Quincy, MA
Let's hope and pray that the authorities have the right person, and we are that much closer to getting justice for Puppy Doe, and she can finally be properly laid to rest.
The turd has pleaded not-guilty to all 11 counts of animal cruelty. Has requested a public defender, even though records show a $30k bank balance! Authorities searched his apartment, and found blood and hair that match Puppy Doe's. Charges are still pending in Connecticut for check fraud (checks stolen from a church, and forged). I read on BostonHerald.com that this POS was studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI a few years ago. The campus is about six miles from my house! What a vile monster! Prosecutors plan to ask the judge to sentence him 5 years for EACH animal cruelty count - 55 years! We can only hope. The pre-trial conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013.
**UPDATE** NOVEMBER 21, 2013 (From FOX25 Boston)
Twelve indictments for animal abuse and one indictment for misleading police were handed down today in a Norfolk County Grand Jury in the ongoing investigation of Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, formerly of Quincy, according to a release from the Norfolk County District Attorney's office. Czerkawski is being charged for abusing the dog commonly known as "Puppy Doe."
"Today's indictments move the existing case from the Quincy District Court to the Norfolk Superior Court," Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said in the release.
Criminal complaints adjudicated in a district court can only carry a maximum sentence of two and half years in a county House of Correction, the release said.
"Only a justice of the Superior Court can order longer terms to be served in a State Prison," Morrissey said in the release.
The arraignment on the indictments has not been scheduled yet, according to the release. However, it is expected to be set before Dec. 20.
"At the time of the Superior Court arraignment, the District Court case will be withdrawn as superseded," he said.
At Czerkawski's Oct. 29 arraignment, he pled not guilty to multiple counts of animal cruelty and one count of misleading police. He was held on $500,000 bail.
Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24037745/czerkawski-indicted-in-puppy-doe-case#ixzz2lKYhR6t7
**UPDATE** DECEMBER 20, 2013 (From the Patriot Ledger)
Apparently, this turd is trying to trump his own "Most Hated Person in America" title. He was in court again yesterday, accused of stealing $100k in cash and savings bonds from the elderly woman he was hired to care for. He is one of the most vile, contemptible, monsters that was ever spawned. At least the judges have some sense; he was denied bond, again. Next court date is set for February 11, 2014.
Full story here: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x919117217/Puppy-Doe-suspect-pleads-innocent-in-Superior-Court#thecomments
**UPDATE** FEBRUARY 12, 2014 (From WCVB Boston)
The turd was arraigned on more charges yesterday.
QUINCY, Mass. --The man accused of torturing Puppy Doe has pleaded innocent to charges he stole from an elderly Quincy woman in his care, our news partners at The Patriot Ledger reported.
Czerkawski also faces separate charges out of New Bedford after he was accused of stealing about $6,000 from a church he was staying at, prosecutors have said. Czerkawski is in the U.S. on an expired tourist visa and he faces deportation once his case is over in Massachusetts, federal officials have said.
David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, said Czerkawski faces up to 10 years in prison for the larceny from a person over 60 and up to five years on each of the other three larceny charges. He faces up to five years in prison on each animal cruelty charge.
Full story here: http://www.wcvb.com/news/man-accused-in-puppy-doe-case-arraigned-on-new-charges/24415830
***UPDATE*** August 21, 2014
Boston Animal Advocacy Examiner article from yesterday, regarding the accused:
"Czerkawski was arrested in October 2013 when he was found in Conn. During a search warrant in Quincy, Mass., Quincy police detectives discovered blood spattered walls in the home of the elderly woman Czerkawski was taking care of. The DNA from the blood matched the DNA of the abused dog. The elderly woman passed away from natural causes the same day Puppy Doe was found.
Defense Attorney John Gibbons originally told the judge he was filing motions to dismiss both the animal cruelty and larceny charges. This never happened. Now Gibbons is filing a motion to suppress. This type of motion is filed when the defense wishes to exclude evidence based on an infringement of constitutional rights.
A pretrial hearing for the motion to suppress is scheduled for November 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. At this time, a trial date for the animal cruelty case will also be scheduled.
The hearing, resided by Judge Fishman, lasted no longer than 10 minutes. The public was large but quiet, and there was a fair amount of media present for the proceedings.
The final pretrial conference for the larceny case was scheduled for February 2, 2015, with a trial date of February 9, 2015. Five days were planned for the larceny case.
Sandra Lee, true crime writer and investigative journalist, attended the hearing. She described Czerkawski as "sullen" and "emaciated, with a look of defeat."
Czerkawski was "sporting the only wardrobe we've seen him in -- more suitable for fall or winter on an 83-degree day. Now he knows how Puppy Doe felt locked inside a bedroom closet in the dreadful August heat we suffered last year," said Lee."
I, for one, am glad he is "emaciated", and has a "look of defeat". Perhaps he is starting to feel a microscopic amount of suffering that he put poor Puppy Doe through.
AUGUST 31, 2015 Dear Puppy Doe, your second anniversary at the Rainbow Bridge has arrived. We all still think of you often, and you're in our hearts forever. Your murderer is still in police custody, and justice will be served. RIP, pretty girl. We love you!
AUGUST 31, 2017 - Beautiful Kiya, Puppy Doe, today marks four years since your death. I still think of you often, and continue to hope and pray for justice. Your murderer remains in police custody, which is a small victory. I hope that he is forced to think about his actions, every minute of every day. Many have called for his deportation to his native Poland, but I believe he will serve no jail time there, and will be free to hurt other animals. At least here, he has no personal freedom, and cannot harm anyone. I hope he dies in prison. I have zero compassion for anyone who has none. RIP, sweet girl. You are loved around the world.