A Polish national convicted of abusing a dog so severely that it had to be euthanized was sentenced Tuesday in Massachusetts, nearly five years after the dog known as Puppy Doe was found abandoned.
Radoslaw Czerkawski, 37, was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison after he was convicted Monday of animal cruelty. He was also sentenced to two years’ probation and prohibited from owning or coming into contact with any animals. Czerkawski is also banned from volunteering at animal shelters.
Immigration officials say they will deport Czerkawski once he completes his sentences, and have lodged a detainer for him upon his release. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said the probation would not delay any removal from the US.