Bail for the Polish man accused in the savage beating and torture of a young female pit bull mix, referred to as “Puppy Doe”, has been set at $500,000.
32-year-old Radoslaw Czerkawski pleaded innocent to eleven counts of animal cruelty at his arraignment in Quincy District Court on Tuesday.
The judge ordered the half-million dollar bail, as well as the surrender of his passport. Czerkawski is due back in court on November 21st for a pre-trial conference. In the meantime, the Norfolk County D.A.’s office will be presenting evidence to a grand jury.
The young dog was found dumped in Quincy, on August 31st, near a playground and the Quincy Medical Center.
She was dumped near where Czerkawski had been living, where he was taking care of an elderly woman in her 90′s, who died the same day the dog was discovered.
Police say the woman’s death was investigated and was determined she died of natural causes.
The dog’s injuries were so severe that the vet had to euthanize her.
Investigators from the Quincy Police Department and the Norfolk D.A.’s office were able to trace the ownership of the dog with the aid of tipsters, and cell phone records.