For brutally abusing a young Pitbull, a man was sentenced to eight to ten years of life in prison.
Radoslaw Czerkawski was found guilty of abusing the dog, which became known as "Puppy Doe," as reported by Animal Channel.
Puppy Doe, a female pitbull, was discovered near a playground four years ago. She inches away from death. She eventually died.
She was malnourished and showed signs of torture. Then two years old, Puppy Doe had multiple fractures and stab wounds. Her abuser also cut her tongue.
Puppy Doe weighed only half of what the normal weight was for a dog of her breed.
"In addition to being starved and beaten on many occasions, causing fractures to the head and body, she appears to have undergone some kind of crude cutting to create a serpent-like split to her tongue," the Animal Rescue League was quoted as saying by Boston.
Puppy Doe also suffered from a burnt nose and an eye injury, which appeared to be caused by stabbing.
The brutality she suffered sparked outrage among animal rights advocates. For a member of the Animal Rescue League, it was "by far the worst" animal cruelty she had ever seen.
A Facebook page titled 'Justice for Puppy Doe' was put up and quickly earned over 80,000 likes.
"She became the face of animal abuse," reads a post shared on the Facebook page.
The massive publicity helped in the arrest of the suspect, who was also linked to several other crimes.
Czerkawski had also been sentenced to three to five years for stealing $130,000 from an elderly lady he was supposed to take care of.
For what he did to Puppy Doe, Czerkawski was also sentenced to eight to ten years of life in prison. He also received a two-year probation sentence, prohibiting him from coming into contact with any animal.
Czerkawski is set to be deported to Poland.